The headlines only tell part of the story. In this revised and updated version of his bestselling book, Dr. Erwin Lutzer clearly and accurately depicts the truth about what is at stake in the same-sex marriage debate.
Dr. Lutzer expertly answers the questions that so many individuals, parents, friends, and families are asking, like:
Let no one say that we have to choose between loving homosexuals and opposing same-sex marriage. Biblically, love is defined not as license to do whatever we want, but as leading people in the truth. Obviously, we must be as concerned about our own sins as we are about the sins of the homosexual community. We must be concerned enough to speak out about any action, heterosexual or homosexual, that violates God's intended plan for marriage and the family.
This simple, straightforward look at the issue of same-sex marriage will equip you to know what is really happening and, most importantly, why it matters for you.
With pastoral compassion and biblical clarity, my friend Erwin Lutzer has issued a compelling challenge to God's people, calling us to respond in love and truth to one of the most pressing issues of our time.
—Joseph M. Stowell
President, Cornerstone University
With the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor, Erwin Lutzer has in succinct fashion called evangelicals to stringent but loving action before it is too late for our country. This is the book that should be in the hands of every church member.
President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
A strategic book at a pivotal time for the family!
The attack on marriage we are witnessing on every front in our society strikes at the heart of the character, the authority, and the redemptive plan of God. With courage, conviction, and compassion, Dr. Erwin Lutzer explains why this is such a critical battle and calls the church to fulfill its responsibility in this defining moment in history.
--Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Author and host of Revive Our Hearts radio
Dr. Lutzer strikes the right balance between grace and truth in this insightful and practical book.
—William J. Hamel
President, Evangelical Free Church of America
The normalization of homosexuality through marriage or similar unions is a greater threat to our futures than most are willing to admit or even discuss. Someone must speak out and Dr. Lutzer has done so. Brilliantly.
Radio Talk Show Host
Past President, Concerned Women for America
This book delivers what it promises: It orients biblical Christians to what they must know about the growing acceptance of and push for the legal establishment of same-sex marriage. Lutzer frames the issues correctly and then rightly calls on the Church to rise and be heard on this foundational issue.
—Stanton L. Jones, Ph.D.
Provost, Wheaton College
Co-author of Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate
Dr. Lutzer's first-rate book makes a compelling addition in the debate. As he notes, this is not about hate—it's about debate. The Judeo-Christian argument for traditional marriage rings true because it aligns us with our "manufacturer's" design.
—Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.
Author of Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality
and A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality
This is a must read for every individual who is concerned about providing a secure future for our children and grandchildren. Lutzer is direct but compassionate, intensely biblical but culturally perceptive. He is also theologically balanced and avoids emotional, reactionary solutions to a problem that—if not corrected—will cause our nation to implode.
—Gene A. Getz
Pastor Emeritus, Fellowship Bible Church North
Erwin Lutzer has issued a wake-up call to the church about one of the most pressing moral issues of our day. Marked by pastoral wisdom and biblical faith, this book points us past politics to the spiritual center of our lives. Let the church read and let the church act.
Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
Executive Editor, Christianity Today
I wholeheartedly recommend this book. This insightful and compelling resource will prepare and equip you so that you can properly address this very controversial subject.
International speaker and wife of the late E. K. Bailey
The issue of same-sex marriage is one of the most critical of our times. Dr. Erwin Lutzer has responded in a biblical way to this vital subject. For Christians looking for answers from God's Word, this book, written by one of our most effective pastors, teachers, and communicators, is required reading.
Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
Erwin Lutzer is among the heroes taking a stand for biblical morality by using his influential voice to educate our culture on the dangers of same-sex marriage while promoting God's very best invention for human relationship: marriage between one man and one woman for one lifetime.
President, Exodus International
I commend Dr. Lutzer for addressing a difficult topic with truthful love. The battle for same-sex "marriage" does affect you, as well as our society's very future. We must not turn a blind eye to this issue; it is the single greatest threat to religious freedom today.
—Alan E. Sears
President, CEO & General Counsel
Alliance Defense Fund
Erwin Lutzer writes with the passion of a prophet and the heart of a pastor as he calls upon every Christian to help recover the biblical portrait of marriage and sexuality. Lutzer writes with compassion and not condemnation as he reveals the dangers of same-sex marriages for the family and the culture as a whole.
—Mark L. Bailey
President, Dallas Theological Seminary
The body of Christ cannot ignore the issue of same-sex marriage. It is time for the Church to stand up! Who better to give us precise biblical insight on this subject than Erwin Lutzer!
Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Chicago