Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears. (Acts 20:28-31)
In response to my warning against the heresies promoted by InterVarsity and its publishing house, InterVarsity Press, a man commented that he'd been involved with InterVarsity and now has a sodomite son who has found a church where he can be at home as a gay man. He went on to comment that he's read IVP's Love Is an Orientation by Andrew Marin and found it a "balm to (his) soul," so he recommended it to our readers.
Marin's book is preciously wrong and one day Marin and his publisher will give an answer for seducing many away from repentance for their bondage to sexual perversion. I responded to this man...who signed his comment on Baylyblog "concerned pastor" as follows:
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Dear "Concerned Pastor,"
Marin's book is a very thinly-veiled betrayal of the souls of sodomites bound by the chains of sexual perversion. It should depress--not encourage--you, and I say that after several decades of being involved in calling lesbian and gays to freedom in Christ.
Go to Marin's "Love Is an Orientation" site and look at his promotion, for instance, of the sodomite advocacy group, One Wheaton. (One Wheaton identifies themselves as "A Community of LGBTQs & Allies of Wheaton College, Illinois.")
How can anyone know the holiness of God without which no man will enter Heaven and promote One Wheaton? It's wicked conniving, and it's a perfect pair with Marin himself who, like One Wheaton, is carefully wrong and therefore utterly decadent.
The reason IVP published Andrew Marin's Love Is an Orientation is because it cops a posture halfway between God and Satan. And concerning sodomy, that's precisely how far Evangelicals are willing to go just now. So Marin's the man of the hour. But his flavor will grow tepid as Evangelicals stray further and further from the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word.
Yes, your son is a committed and self-affirming sodomite. Many many many of us have sons and daughters and fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews who are committed sodomites. Likely Lot did, too.
It's tragic for all of us. You're just one among a host of pastors and elders and deacons and Titus 2 women suffering this great tragedy.
Turn away from Andrew Marin. He's the siren song of death. Look at his web site and what he promotes and you'll see he's no balm for anyone's soul, but the hiss of the serpent that's the prelude to sin and death.
It's not accidental that the father of a committed sodomite who's found a church where he can avoid repenting for his perversion calls Andrew Marin's Love Is an Orientation a "balm for (his) soul."