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Same-Sex Mirage: Phantasmagoria at the Altar & Some Biblical Responses

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"Our secular culture is redefining marriage because the church first showed the way by redefining love."

Obergefell v. Hodges and the legalization of gay marriage was wonderful—in that it's now forcing every Christian to decide whether their allegiance is to the Supreme Court or to the Supreme Being. In every other way, Obergefell was terrible. Same-Sex Mirage starts with the fundamentals of marriage and then traces the effects of this foundational institution in every area of life. Is marriage a private matter—an agreement before God alone? Or is it public—a matter for legislation? Obergefell was a disaster for our nation. And, as with every disaster, the biggest benefit is in understanding how we Christians ignored all warnings and let it happen.

What People Are Saying:

"Homosexual vice is a bad business, one that the apostle Paul describes as the end of the ethical road. But that is simply where the battle is right now, not what the battle is over. And so, since I have raised the point, what is the battle over? The battle is over the right to define the world. Man wants to be God, and he wants to be able to declare the way things shall be, and then to have them be that way. He hates God and wants to replace Him and wants to replace how the way things stand fast whenever God declares them. Man wants to speak the ultimate and authoritative word. Some people have asked from time to time, usually with some petulance, why I write about same-sex mirage so much. The answer is found in the disputed nouns—the marriage/mirage issue. The issue is not an instance here or there of same-sex coupling; the central issue is what we as a culture are going to call it when it happens. We have always had those who were in the grip of this lust; why should Christians raise an uproar about it now?

"Well, I would say mildly, we are not the ones raising an uproar. You can tell what the real issue is by where the enforcement is. When do the cops show up? When do evangelical bakers get remanded to sensitivity camps? Whenever we refuse to use their vocabulary, the goons come out. That alone, that by itself, should tell you what the real issue is. Under their regime, you do not have to commit homosexual acts. But under their regime, you must agree to pretend that what they have decided to call it has in fact come to pass. But it hasn’t come to pass." -From the book

Douglas Wilson is a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, a father of three, and grandfather of seventeen. He is the author of numerous books, including Decluttering Your Marriage, Future Men, and How to Exasperate Your Wife.

Look Inside the Book

AUTHOR: Douglas Wilson

PAGE COUNT: 292 pages

SIZE: 5.25x8"

ISBN 10: 1-944503-26-9

ISBN-13: 978-1-944503-26-0

PUB. DATE: April 19, 2016


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