Tim Keller on the Bible and Same-Sex Relationships

Tim Keller follows his earlier review of books supporting the traditional view of Christianity and Same-Sex Relationships with a new review of some books that take the liberal view.

And when I see people discarding their older beliefs that homosexuality is sinful after engaging with loving, wise, gay people, I’m inclined to agree that those earlier views were likely defective. In fact, they must have been essentially a form of bigotry. They could not have been based on theological or ethical principles, or on an understanding of historical biblical teaching. They must have been grounded instead on a stereotype of gay people as worse sinners than others (which is itself a shallow theology of sin). So I say good riddance to bigotry. However, the reality of bigotry cannot itself prove the Bible never forbids homosexuality. We have to look to the text to determine that.

This review is a good summary of several arguments in favor of a liberal viewpoint, albeit from someone who is not convinced by them.

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