Main | Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Don't Say "Gay Christian"

"First, the phrase designates an unbiblical identity. Christians are new creations. They are those who have died with Christ and whose lives are hidden with Christ in God (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:19-20; Colossians 3:3). Our primary identity, therefore, is not any sin but Christ. For this reason, Christians never speak of 'lying Christians,' 'adulterer Christians,' 'fornicating Christians,' 'murderer Christians,' or 'thieving Christians' -- even though we know sadly that Christians are capable of all kinds of sins. It's unseemly to create labels that define Christians by sins from which they actively and self-consciously seek deliverance. We can be honest about our sin without speaking of it as if it were our identity. The phrase 'gay Christian' creates an identity category that we would not accept for any other sin." - Evangelist Denny Burk, writing in the Baptist Press.

NOTE: Hey Mr. Burk, here at JMG we say "lying Christian" ALL the time! Drop by sometime for the mountains of daily evidence.

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