As an update to my last update . . . You can find new posts and series at ToTheWoodshed's new home. Currently, we are working through:
The book of Jude
Both have been extremely good studies, especially the one on "same-sex attraction". This issue has swept through the evangelical landscape in a way that have many affirming the innate existence of it and the possibility that the attractions will never change, thus having many promoting singleness and celibacy and calling this holiness. The Word of God has made very clear, however, that sinful desires are lusts and in need of mortification at the source--the heart. Only then can anyone be truly transformed by the renewal of their mind and escape the bondage of sexual temptation on any level.
Sadly, even many conservative evangelical leaders are buying into these legalistic ways of thinking about holiness and missing the root of sin in the heart. Excerpts of Al Mohler, Kevin DeYoung, and John Piper are a few men we look at. Otherwise faithful men that they are, we must discern error where it exists, if even if in the best of them. I have learned from each one (some more than others) and do not discount their entire ministries because of these errors, serious as they are. I do hope the bandwagon stops rolling soon and I hope it is by way of their own Holy Spirit-led conviction of their mistaken positions on "same-sex attraction".
Come on by!
In Christ Alone,