Forget ‘What color is your parachute?’, Beth Moore wants to know the color of the hands that wrote the books on your shelf

By Elizabeth Prata Just as our minds can't conceive of how MUCH Jesus loves His own, we can't conceive of how deep sin will go. (1 Corinthians 2:9). Just when we think sin can't get any worse, it does. (Genesis 6:5). False teaching is a plague on the church. It destroys the sinner. It hinders …

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Good advice from Charles Spurgeon about Twitter polls

By Elizabeth Prata On Twitter there is a function that lets you put up a poll. Typically, there is a question followed by three or four answers. You can choose one and then go see the current results. I've had qualms about polls for a while now, but was unable to put my finger on …

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“We’ve always had false teachers…”

By Elizabeth Prata Discussions about false teachers makes many people feel uncomfortable. It isn't my favorite topic of conversation, either. For someone who might be saved but is teaching an errant doctrine, it's a tragedy, because they are laboring under an incorrect interpretive method, or delusional thinking, or whatever it is that is making them …

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“Error almost always begets more error”: One last PS on women preaching

I know I've been writing about women who step into biblically unauthorized leadership positions frequently of late. I thought I was done, but then I came across something and I wanted to add to the cache of previous essays I've done in the last couple of weeks. I believe this is a highly important topic. …

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Is Same Sex Attraction Sinful?

After hours of online searching for a biblically sound article on the topic, my friend Pastor James Bell of Southside Baptist Church in Gallatin TN found this article on same sex attraction. It’s written by Paul Barth at Purely Presbyterian. Pr. Bell’s comments are at the beginning and then the rest is Barths’ article.

Pastor Bell introduced it this way:

IS SAME SEX ATTRACTION (SSA) a sin? What does God’s Word say!? THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION of the Grow in Grace Newsletter…

Sam Allberry, (a homosexual priest in the Anglican Church, and greatly sought after by some key Southern Baptist leaders), testifies:

“I am same-sex attracted and have been my entire life. By that I mean that I have sexual, romantic and deep emotional attractions to people of the same sex. I choose to describe myself this way because sexuality is not a matter of identity for me, and that has become good news.”

Allberry, a minister in the Anglican church, in conjunction with several other pastors, said: “We are committed to building a church that is genuinely welcoming to all people, irrespective of the pattern of sexual attraction which they experience. We would welcome initiatives to help local churches do so in a way that is affirming of and consistent with Scripture and would hope to support suggestions you might wish to bring to Synod to that effect.”

Of Sam Allberry, Russell Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Ethics Commission, said: “Sam Allberry is a gift to the church. We need his voice!”

Therefore, we ask the following question… and sadly, after hours of searching online…. I found hundreds of articles by pastors and church leaders, supporting homosexuality… and Same Sex Attraction…. Thankfully, below is a solid, Bible saturated article:

Is Same Sex Attraction Sinful?

Purely Presbyterian

Is Same Sex Attraction SinfulSome otherwise conservative Christians are beginning to take a compromising stance on homosexuality. They claim that only homosexual behavior is sinful and that same sex attraction (SSA) is a “sign of brokenness” similar to feelings of grief or sadness, or as one proponent put it, that having SSA is being “born in a broken condition… that does not represent flourishing” similar to being born blind. They claim it is a negative result of the Fall, but not inherently sinful. So their advice for Christians who are same sex attracted is to remain celibate and that their SSA is not sinful and doesn’t need to be repented of.

One pastoral candidate was asked if he believed that “his homosexual feelings, attractions, thoughts, and desires are sinful.” To which he answered: “I believe my same-sex attractions are broken, but I do not believe they are sinful. It is…

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Is it OK to have a woman pastor your church? Sarah Stewart thinks so

By Elizabeth Prata Women have made many contributions to Christianity. Women believers are an incredible resource, and not incidentally, made in God's likeness and full participants in His faith. However, it is also a fact that God made an order to things. Men are to lead in holy matters, women are to follow. Women are …

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