By D. James Kennedy & Jerry Newcombe
Reviewed by: Nathan Battey
In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all states, the need for truth and clarity on the subject of homosexuality is at an all-time high. It is hoped that the following review and book recommendation will help inform our readers of all that is at stake.
The purpose of the book is to expose the battle over same-sex marriage for what it is: an attempt to make homosexuality appear normal, force its acceptance, and destroy the concept of natural marriage. If you have bought into the idea (even a little) that same-sex marriage is about equality and discrimination, you need to read this book.
In chapter four, twelve reasons for opposing same-sex marriage are outlined and expounded to equip the reader with an understanding of the most critical issues. The reasons covered in demonstrate that same-sex marriage hurts everyone – even homosexuals. To act as if homosexuality is “an alternative lifestyle” that must be viewed as equal or superior to God’s natural order is a perversion of the greatest sort and carries with it consequences that effect us all.
Throughout the book there are quotations from homosexual advocates, research studies, psychologists, doctors, and ex-homosexuals that will blow your mind. Some of the quotes will make you cringe and wonder how things got so messed up. The answer: By deliberate design and sinful will. In the end you will walk away with a greater appreciation for God’s laws of sex and marriage when it is contrasted with the darkness of sin.
Have you ever wondered what the scientific evidence is behind the claims that “people are born gay”? Or, why the American Psychiatric Association’s removed homosexuality from their list of mental disorders in their Diagnostic’s Manual in the early 1970’s? Or, why the average lifespan of a male homosexual is 39-44 years while that of a heterosexual male is 73 years? Or, what are the leading causes of homosexuality? These and other great questions are covered throughout the book.
The authors present a fourfold plan for Christians to use in combating same-sex marriage and herein lies part of the only drawback of the book. The plan of action is as follows:
1- Help support advocacy groups that are pushing for a Constitutional amendment.
2- Talk to your congressman and let him know how you feel and how you will vote.
3- Pray. Pray for government, pray for the church, and pray for God’s will to be done.
4- Strengthen your marriage, and defend God’s institution of marriage.
While I strongly agree with the final two points, I advise Christians to remember we are members of God’s Kingdom and our duty is to pray for government, and abide by her laws when we can (Romans 13, Acts 5:29); ours is not to try to change government and amend laws. We must remember that the Kingdom of God is the only hope the world has and make sure that she shines forth brightly in these dark days (Matthew 5:14). May we learn from the lesson Lot failed to grasp: our families and God's people are the hope we have of saving our communities – not attempting to enact social change at the city gates.
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May God bless His Kingdom, may the Kingdom honor His word, and may darkness give way to light.