David Platt Says Christians Should Not Single Out the Homosexual Lifestyle When Defending Traditional Marriage

IMB president David Platt unfolds his five-point progressive strategy in a meeting with IMB trustees Nov. 6-7 in Olive Branch, Miss. IMB Photo by Paul W. Lee
IMB president David Platt unfolds his five-point progressive strategy in a meeting with IMB trustees Nov. 6-7 in Olive Branch, Miss. IMB Photo by Paul W. Lee

Pastor and author David Platt said it is a “mystery” why some people have same-sex attractions, but we all rebel against God in one way or another and we all need to be reconciled with Him.

In his latest book, Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Homosexuality, Racism, Sex Slavery and other Social Issues, Platt said pondering cultural questions about homosexuality has shifted his focus from why some men and women have same-sex attraction to why society has broken from God’s intended plan.

“The foundation of the Gospel is that God created us but we all have a tendency to turn away from Him and there is a mystery to why we turn away from in Him in different ways but we do,” the Alabama pastor told The Christian Post.

In Counter Culture, Platt shares that prior to his marriage, he had a revealing discussion with a gay family member. The conversation left him wondering why does he have these attractions and I don’t.

Platt does not offer an explanation for the difference in attractions in his book. Instead he writes that this struggle led him to realize, “Every one of us is born with a bent towards sexual sin but just because we have that bent doesn’t mean we must act upon it.”

In the wake of this revelation, Platt recalled, “I don’t want to be guilty of selective moral outrage when it comes to this issue of sexuality in our culture.”

Instead he suggests that Christians defending marriage should not single out the homosexual lifestyle as the focal point of their discussions. Rather the focus should be on how all sexual sin serves as a reminder of mankind’s errant nature and the need for the Gospel.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Stephanie Samuel

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