Monday, December 14, 2009

Jeffrey D. Niell: The Same Sex Controversy: Defending & Clarifying the Bible's Message About Homosexuality

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Jeffrey D. Niell,
pastor of Emmanuel Covenant Church in Glendale, AZ, will address the theme of the book he co-authored with Dr. James R. White of Alpha & Omega Ministries: "The Same Sex Controversy: Defending & Clarifying the Bible's Message About Homosexuality".

According to FOX News:

"The race is on in New Jersey -- in both lobbying and spending -- as advocates on both sides of the fight try to gain advantage in the latest same sex marriage battleground before the new chief executive takes office. Supporters of gay marriage are frantically pushing to get a bill to outgoing Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine before he leaves office next month. His successor, Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie, has vowed to veto any such measure passed by the Legislature after he takes office Jan. 19.

"But if Corzine can sign the bill into law before then, Christie and opponents of same sex marriage will have to wait at least until the next state legislative elections in 2011 to fight back. 'This is the whole ballgame,' said Brian Brown, executive director of the National Organization for Marriage, which has spent more than $600,000 in radio and TV ads and robo-calls against same-sex marriage. 'If it's signed into law, we have a long hard slog to shift the nature of the Legislature,' he said. If we win this vote, this is dead for the next four years.'..." (Read entire article here:

Amid all of the politial clamor on same-sex marriage, theologians are "facing off" on the question as to whether or not the Bible truly prohibits homosexuality, and whether or not it ever did. Whereas many if not the vast majority of homosexuals, liberals and "pro-gay rights" activists not long ago merely dismissed the Bible as being nothing but an antiquated, irrelevant book filled with myths and fables written by hateful men in order to promote their own racist, misogynist and "homophobic" ideology, more and more homosexual sympathizers in clerical robes and in halls of academia are teaching that a prohibition of homosexuality is totally absent from the pages of Scripture (both Old & New Testaments), especially any prohibition of committed, loving, monogamous homosexual relationships.

Today our guest Jeffrey D. Niell will seek to respond to some of the most popular arguments given by theologians defending homosexuality as a valid lifestyle in harmony with the Bible. In "The Same Sex Controversy" Pastor Niell and Dr. James R. White write for all who want to better understand the Bible's teaching on the subject, explaining and defending the foundational Bible passages that deal with homosexuality—including Genesis, Leviticus, and Romans. Expanding on these Scriptures, they refute the revisionists' arguments—including the claim that Christians today need not adhere to the Law. In a straightforward and loving manner, they appeal to those caught up in a homosexual lifestyle to repent and return to God's plan for His people.

"The book to give to all who want level-headed scriptural teaching as they wrestle with this provocative issue." --- Dr. Joel R. Beeke-Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics

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