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A Call to Love LGBT Individuals [Book Review: Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach]

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God Is Greater Than Our Discomfort It’s difficult to discuss sexual issues, even in the context of a godly marriage, so it’s no wonder we feel uncomfortable grappling with sexuality in the context of LGBT relationships. And what makes us uncomfortable, we push away. That’s a normal reaction, but we must fight our instinct for the sake of Christ. Truth Too many Christians have used “truth” as a sledgehammer to bludgeon people who identify as LGBT. Because so many Christians have hated LGBT members, they have (naturally) hated Christians—and Christ. This is not right. Shame on us. Truth is important, and we must hold true to our convictions that God only endorses sex in the confines of marriage between a man and a woman. While LGBT sex is a sin, the inclination or temptation of LGBT is not a sin, just as premarital or adulterous sex is a sin, but the desire or temptation is not a sin....