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Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says about Sexual Orientation and Change

Faithful Christians today agree that the Bible forbids homosexual behavior, but when it comes to underlying desires, the jury is out. Some Christians view homosexual desire as morally neutral, while others believe it calls for repentance and gospel renewal.

Is same-sex attraction sinful, even if it is not acted on? How we answer this urgent question determines how we counsel brothers and sisters who wrestle with same-sex desires. Denny Burk and Heath Lambert challenge misconceptions on all sides as they unpack the concepts of same-sex orientation, temptation, and desire. They show that ultimately a biblical view gives hope for profound personal change, with patterns remolded and rethought in faithfulness to Christ.

Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. There, her partner rehabilitated abandoned and abused dogs. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down-the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was, an idea that flew in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a "train wreck" at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.

In April of 1999, I felt the call of Jesus Christ upon my life. It was both subtle and blatant, like the peace inside the eye of a hurricane. I could in no way resist and I in no way understood what would become of my life.

Transforming Homosexuality - Audio CD

Disobeying God is a sin. But is thinking about disobeying God a sin? Seminary Professors Heath Lambert and Denny Burk tackle some topics that have become increasingly confusing in our culture, even to believers—homosexual desire and identity. Lambert and Burk remind us that sin has broken each and every one of us and that each of us struggle with sinful proclivities, homosexuality being just one of them. However, they remind us not to forget the redeeming and transforming power of the gospel.

Is homosexual desire right or wrong? Professors Heath Lambert and Denny Burk talk about the complexities of homosexual desire. Considering Jesus' words in Matthew 5:28, "that whoever even looks at his neighbor's wife to lust after her has committed adultery with her in his heart," Burk and Lambert remind us that God wants all of our desires to conform to His will, including homosexual desires. What we do is bad because what we want is bad, but there's hope when we point people to Christ. Is being tempted to sin, a sin?

Authors Denny Burk and Heath Lambert explain that while some sin is external and comes from the outside, like wanting that piece of cake our doctor told us to forgo, other sins are internal and stem from our own desires. Jesus never desired something that was forbidden Him, but we do. If you desire sin, then the desire itself is a sin. Jesus, however, came to bring life, and to transform our desires into godliness.

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