One of the hot-button topics of today’s culture is homosexuality, and unfortunately American culture is divided on the issue, some say we must change with the times or others into the fundamental beliefs that culture must be viewed through the lens of scripture rather than the other way around. Whatever position you find yourself holding, homosexuality is an issue which the church needs to be united on. So how does one do this? You must look to scripture to see how God human sexuality and how the church throughout history has talked on it. This is a mountain of a task, yet it is one that has been attempted. From the pens of distinguished professors S. Donald Fortson III and Rollin G. Grams, and published by B&H Academic, comes a magnificent work on the Bibles and churches tradition on the teachings of the subject matter of homosexuality.
In this book Unchanging Witness Fortson and Grams’, as the title suggests, argue that Holy Scripture and tradition have given on in changing witness of condemnation of homosexuality as a sin, regardless of the cultural norms of any time period. This is in stark contrast of certain “Christian” homosexual groups claim. In this book Fortson and Grams’ examine the claims by these groups who proclaim that the Bible and tradition have not accepting of homosexuality is commonplace but that the Bible celebrates it and encourages it among its adherents. Appealing scripture original sources, Fortson and Grams’ absolutely demolish these claims as false propaganda and show these arguments for what they are heresy at the most basic level. This work while scholarly is not just written for the pastor but is written on the uncommon level between popular and scholarly, and thankfully it reads smooth demonstrating to all that the scriptures condemnation is found throughout scripture while proving that this part of theology has always been taught throughout the history of the Church. This is a book not want to skip, it is waiting but it will help you understand what scripture teaches she has taught compared to that which culture is shoveling down your throat. This work, it is a must buy.
This book was provided to me free of charge from B&H Academic Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition
© 2016 by S. Donald Fortson III and Rollin G. Grams
Publisher: B&H Academic
Page Count: 448 Pages
Publisher’s Website: http://www.bhacademic.com/
Book’s Landing Page: http://www.bhacademic.com/product/unchanging-witness/