The prior generation, aiming for biblical truth, attempted to
coerce gay people to repent. They tried to withhold basic rights to
work in the military and access healthcare. They did not notice when gay teens committed suicide, or else they blamed the suicide deaths of teens on their choice to be gay. They claimed that gay people choose not just their actions but also their attractions. They exaggerated claims that people can change –
an idea that has proved more complex and elusive than what was
marketed for decades. This generation possessed orthodoxy, but they often
aligned truth against gay people in highly biased ways. The consequence (or fruit) of a truth-centric Gospel
has hurt many gay people. This is indisputable.
emerging generation is attracted to justice, but like the prior
generation it will own the consequences of its’ ideas. The danger with generational shifts is that the
next generation often migrates to a mirror-image opposite
error of the prior generation. We must, therefore, be careful that our
pursuit of the Gospel does not become a love-centric version that
abandons biblical orthodoxy.
You can hold to a truth that conveys little love, or possess a great love that abandons truth. The best reflection of Jesus always adds love without subtracting truth.
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