More people are LGBT than ever before — including in the churches. Gay acceptance is now an issue in historically conservative congregations. Christians must face the Biblical and pastoral implications. How does the Gospel answer the gay challenge to the church?
In this challenging and helpful book, Presbyterian Pastor Shawn Mathis calls the church to take this moral crisis head-on. He faces hard facts that many Christians are afraid to face. He focuses on those who confess LGBT attractions and want to be an active part or a leader in the church. He ties all of this to the duty of mortification and provides an outline of how a faithful church can respond to this pressing issue.
Shawn Mathis served in the Air Force and worked as an electrical engineer before ministering at Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Denver in 2006. He is passionate about applying biblical truth to the pressing concerns of today's Christians. His writings are at PastorMathis.com and social media.
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