The following articles are related to the topic of HOMOSEXUAL

Reinventing the Family

Rosemary Radford Ruether is a "theologian" who teaches at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Ms. Ruether is the author of a new book, titled, Christianity and the Making of the Modern Family. In this ambitious volume, Ruether challenges the "traditional" family structure and argues for the acceptance of diverse family forms (e.g., a variety of post-marriage relationships following divorce, "temporary" ... read more »

Does the Bible Forbid a Woman to Wear Slacks or a Pant-Suit?

"Would you explain Deuteronomy 22:5. 'The woman shall not wear that which pertains unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment for all who do so are an abomination unto the Lord your God.' Does this passage forbid a woman to wear slacks or a pant-suit?" A careful consideration of Deuteronomy, chapter 22, reveals a number ... read more »

Some Reflections on “Right” and “Wrong”

Sinful human beings are ever attempting to blur the distinction between "right" and "wrong." This inclination reaches far back into antiquity. The Book of Proverbs states: "He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination unto Jehovah" (17:15). Later, the prophet Isaiah affirmed: "Woe unto them who call evil good, and ... read more »

The Growing Defense of Sexual Child-Abuse

Since the dawn of time, humanity has been on a binge of perverting the divine gift of human sexuality. The Creator made the human family male and female. He then ordained an arrangement called marriage. Jehovah decreed that within this relationship men and women could enjoy the benefits of sexual intimacy. It was not long, however, before rebellious man decided ... read more »

John Shelby Spong: Anglican Nightmare

John Shelby Spong has long been known as the "nightmare" of the more conservative element of the Anglican Church in America. He is as radically liberal as it is possible to be - and still maintain a nominal identification with the name "Christian." Spong was born in North Carolina in 1931. His father, an alcoholic, died when the lad was ... read more »

Do the Ages of the Earth and Mankind Really Matter?

The impact of Charles Darwin's theory of organic evolution has made tremendous inroads into the thinking of many people who ostensibly identify themselves as Christians. What is true of the community of "Christendom" is no less true of the churches of Christ. One area of considerable compromise is in the realm of evolutionary chronology. Evolutionary scholars are adamant about the ... read more »

When Freedom Becomes a License for Evil

It has been said that every positive has a negative. That is not true in every case, but it is in many. Surprisingly, the ideal of "freedom," which we cherish so much, is not without latent liabilities. Freedom's Limitations When the colonies won their freedom from British tyranny, it was a new day for America. No longer would there be ... read more »

California High Court Wrong Again

The California Supreme Court again has demonstrated what an inept conglomerate of jurists it is. In an August 18th decision that once more assaults religious freedom, the court came down with a "wrong," not "right," decision. In its unanimous judgment, the Court determined that doctors may not refuse, on a religious basis, to artificially inseminate lesbians who want to bear ... read more »

That Controversial Pledge, “Under God”

A firestorm (hotter than those in Colorado and Arizona) raged across the nation this past week. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Ninth District) handed down a 2-to-1 decision that a recitation of the "Pledge of Allegiance," containing the words "one nation under God," is "unconstitutional" in the school rooms of the District's nine states. If the decision is not ... read more »

How Is a Civil Ruler a “Minister of God”?

"Could you comment on Paul's teaching in Romans 13:4-5? How is the civil ruler a 'minister of God'? What is the meaning of 'he bears not the sword in vain'?" The general context of Romans 13:1-7 has to do with the Christian's responsibility to the government under which he lives. And this embraces any government - ancient or modern. The ... read more »