The Same Sex Controversy: Defending and Clarifying the Bible’s Message about Homosexuality

Bethany House, 2002
ISBN: 0764225243


In the guise of tolerance, modern culture grants alternative lifestyle status to homosexuality. Even more disturbing, some within the church attempt to revise and distort Christian teaching on this behavior. The authors of The Same Sex Controversy write for all who want to better understand the Bible’s teaching on the subject, explaining and defending the foundational 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 living a homosexual lifestyle to repent and return to God’s plan for his people.

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Key Features

  • Discusses homosexuality and the Bible’s teaching on the subject
  • Explains and defends the foundation passages that deal with homosexuality
  • Refutes the revisionists’ arguments


  • The Unthinkable Has Become Thinkable
  • Revisiting Sodom: The Lesson of Sodom and Gomorrah
  • Recycling the Older Testament: Introducing the Leviticus Passages
  • Recycling the Older Testament: The Leviticus Passages—Part One
  • Recycling the Older Testament: The Leviticus Passages—Part Two
  • Unnatural Affections, Unnatural Interpretation: Romans 1
  • Desperately Defining Terms: 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy
  • All You Need Is Love and Other Justifications
  • Conclusion: A Pastoral Appeal

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About the Authors

James R. White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, an evangelical Reformed Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than 20 books and has engaged in numerous moderated debates. White serves as an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church.

Jeffrey D. Niell has an MA in theology from Fuller Seminary and is the pastor of Emmanuel Covenant Church, a Presbyterian church in Phoenix, Arizona.

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