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The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage: 6 Things You Need to Know About What's Really at Stake

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Do you know what the Bible says about marriage? About homosexuality? Are you ready with an answer - with all gentleness and reverence - and yet wavering from scriptural truth? Do you know how to take your beliefs to the streets and courtrooms? Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago and esteemed theologian, will soon release in response to the attacks th ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 27th 2004 by Moody Publishers
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Steve Lee Sr
Nov 04, 2013 Steve Lee Sr rated it did not like it
Fear and loathing... in the Church!

I like Erwin Lutzer. I think he is a great speaker and writer. But he has acted shamefully in writing and publishing this book. In the few short years since its publication, it has been shown to be inaccurate and laughable.

First, he starts from the premise that homosexuality is a choice. I am so tired of hearing the term "sexual preference," as if people could choose their sexual orientation. I'm sorry, it just isn't true, no matter how much some people might
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♥Caro♥
Apr 23, 2015 ♥Caro♥ rated it it was amazing
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FINALLY. I have waited too long for this. Much too long. I read this at 1 A.M. last night, and seriously needed it. I've always hated the gay marriage debate because I've found it so hard to defend my position. It's hard to try and distance yourself from the "homophobia" camp while still holding our beliefs. The conservative movement concerning gay marriage needs to go in the direction where the pro-life movement is going right now. There is so many great anecdotal, scientific, and psychological ...more
Shayla
Jul 23, 2015 Shayla rated it really liked it
I am Christian but in the "what's the big deal about same -sex marriage " and"if it's not hurting anyone, why oppose it " camp. My pastor suggested reading this book. I thought Lutzer's book was very straight forward, easy to read (which most theological books aren't ) and addresses all the arguments of people who are pro same sex marriage. I don't know that it completely changed my mind about same sex marriage, but now I at least know the reasons behind the arguments which originally seemed lik ...more
Paul
Aug 03, 2009 Paul rated it it was amazing
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This offered good advice on how the Church should deal with this pressing issue: We must admit our brokenness before God to be able to fight before men--a paraphrase of the last sentence.
Greg
Aug 26, 2013 Greg rated it really liked it
Great book - well worth a read (or a listen to the audiobook).

As the 2013 Australia Federal election draws closer, it seems that a vote for Kevin Rudd is a vote for so called "Same Sex Marriage". If you are not sure of what you think of this, don't know why it is a big deal, or are interested in the Christian perspective - get this book.

The author is not down on "gays", but is often down on Christians and our responses to the gay community. He lays out the Biblical truth, and challenges us to li
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Jeanie
Sep 17, 2012 Jeanie rated it really liked it
This book was written to show what is at stake in the debate of redefining marriage. It does go on to say how God designed marriage and where we have failed as Christians. Our marriages determine if we are different from the world by the way God designed it. So many marriages are not because it is not an easy task and it is not our nature to serve each other in marriage. Many times we are the most selfish in our marriages and then when you have one that abuses the other, how do you respond witho ...more
Shu Yi Lee
Apr 21, 2013 Shu Yi Lee rated it liked it
My interest in this topic was sparked by several incidents; discovering the gay community in Singapore, seeing yaoi fanfiction online, and so on. This book talks about what God thinks about same-sex marriages.

I liked the book because it presented a wholesome image of how Christians ought to love others, that we can love someone but disapprove of their behavior. That many times the sin in our lives corrupts us so much that we have no right to condescend on others. That we should stand up for the
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Linda
Jul 10, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding!!!

This book shows that we can fight against same sex marriage while at the same time show compassion to the individual. Wonderfully written. Definitely a thumbs up for this book and the author.
Jamie
May 13, 2014 Jamie rated it liked it
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Short book worth reading. Written in 2005, it lays out the "homosexual agenda" and how Christians should respond in love. I doubt the book would change anyone's mind who already has a position on same-sex marriages.
Brandon
Jun 07, 2016 Brandon rated it did not like it
What's really at stake is that you should look to your own crumbling hetero marriages that have been crumbling without ANY help from us gays.
Jan Stone
Nov 10, 2015 Jan Stone rated it it was amazing
Good analysis of the issues involved around this subject. Slightly dated because it was written before the latest Supreme Court ruling and looked towards the possibility of same sex marriage.
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Erwin W. Lutzer is senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Loyola University, he is the author of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion Award winner "Hitler's Cross" and the best seller "One Minute After You Die". He is also a teacher on radio programs heard on more than 700 stations throughout the United States and the world, including "S ...more
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“We have to emphasize to the gay community that opposition to same-sex marriages is not about hate, but about debate. Opposition to what some of us see as a devastating move that will further weaken the family and harm children--such opposition is not hateful. Morality is not bigotry.

In their book The Homosexual Agenda, authors Alan Sears and Craig Osten give this illustration, which I've summarized: Imagine that you are standing at the bottom of a cliff and you are watching as someone on the ledge above you is walking backwards, and in a few steps he will surely fall over the precipice. You shout, warning him to stop, and before you know it, a crowd gathers around you, snapping your picture and accusing you of "hate speech." You are being warned to keep your prejudices to yourself. After all, who are you to tell someone where they can and can't walk? Who are you to say that someone can't walk backwards? You are dumbfounded, but there you are, the object of everyone's wrath.”
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“Our first word to the homosexual community is that we ourselves need to repent.” 0 likes
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