The deeper issues of sexual attraction, desire, lusts, temptations, in the heart, as relates to the so called “orientation” and “same sex marriage” issue

Following my recent post on Christian attitudes to sex, this post and all its links seem relevant to the discussion. I’m especially intrigued when Christians categorise sin like its science, and speculate with such authority on the nature of temptations that the character Jesus experienced in their stories.

Apologetics and Agape

1.  Denny Burk’s excellent full 20 page article in “The Journal of the Evangelical Society” – “On the Ethics of sexual attraction (same-sex and otherwise)

http://www.dennyburk.com/on-the-ethics-of-sexual-attraction-same-sex-and-otherwise/

This article is deep and worth taking the time to read.  I made some comments there in the com-boxes after I read it.

Denny,
Excellent article. Definitely needed and thorough. Unfortunately, 20 pages of in-depth analysis like yours will not be analyzed in the sound bite media and “yes or no” questioning of modern journalism.

The problem seems to me that the majority of our western culture, regular man on the street, and secular non-Christians, journalists, politicians, etc. do not consider any kind of thoughts, desires, fantasies, imaginations as sinful. We hear people say all the time, “nothing wrong with looking, as long as we don’t touch”, and phrases like “eye candy”, etc.

This kind of thinking goes against the Biblical analysis of…

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