2 Comments on “The Five Big Questions

  1. The principle behind Jesus’ answers is found is “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him. But answer a fool as his folly deserves let he be wise in his own eyes.” (Prov. 26:4-5) What must be kept in mind is that when Jesus was questioned it was always with ulterior motives, to trap Him. (Matt. 22:16; Mark 12:13) This is in fact what happens when people from Exodus Int. (such as Alan Chambers) appear on TV talk shows. The host (such as Montel Williams) is not looking for meaningful dialogue or full rational explanations, they just want to create dramatic heat and make the person look foolish. Sadly, the person from Alan Chambers usually takes the bait. Having read Andrew’s book I do not think that he is using Jesus’ method for our Lord always “answered a fool as his folly deserves” such as when they accused Him of casting out demons by the power of Beelzebul. (cf. Luke 11:17-20) Jesus does not “elevate the conversation” (contrary to Andrew Marin) but rather flips the table back on the Pharisees and goes on the ATTACK! (cf. Luke 11:21-54)

  2. Another note, what must be kept in mind is the difference in the way that Jesus dealt with garden variety sinners (whores, tax collectors, republicans… er… I mean publicans) and the manner in which he dealt with those in power who were suppose to be the teachers of Israel. Jesus is gentle with the average sinner but cracks the whip (literally at times) with the Pharisees, Sadducees and money changers. From this I take that we should have one approach in dealing with the average gay person (or any other sinner) and another with those who are Gay Theology apologists, false shepherds (wolves) who are leading people astray from the Word of God.

    On the whole, I appreciate what Andrew is trying to do, his courage for going against the culture of our day and the sincere grace he is showing to so many people.

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