Free E-Book: God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines (Albert Mohler, ed)
Today, Matthew Vines has released a controversial book called God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. This book purports to be a biblical defense of homosexuality. Vines, who claims to be an evangelical Christian, believes that the Bible does not actually condemn homosexuality and that it is possible to be both Christian and gay.
In response, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has released a short book, edited by Albert Mohler, that challenges and refutes Vines’ claims. This E-book is available for free download here. Also, an excellent review of Vines book has been written by Andrew Walker of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and is available here.
According to the blurb on the SBTS website, “Each chapter refutes Vines’s claims from six specific Scriptural references to homosexuality. Mohler’s chapter provides an overview critique of Vines’s book. James M. Hamilton Jr., professor of biblical theology, addresses the Old Testament claims; Denny Burk, professor of biblical studies, addresses New Testament claims; Owen Strachan, assistant professor of Christian theology looks at the church history assertions; and Heath Lambert, assistant professor of biblical counseling, answers whether there is such a thing as a ‘gay Christian.'”