Analysis Of Preston Sprinkle's Born This Way

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Preston Sprinkle goes into great detail on this issue in his book “Born this Way.” In defining the subject Sprinkle takes time to remind us that the sin occurs when someone acts out upon their lusts or entertains their lusts in their mind. Having certain feelings doesn’t make one guilty. How we entertain those thoughts does? This is certainly true outside of the homosexual debate.
Heterosexuals deal with lust as much as homosexuals. To have a thought is not of itself sinful. How that thought is entertained will determine whether that thought becomes sinful. Will I give in to my lusts or will I bring them captive to Christ? A person can identify therefore as homosexual but not give in to their lusts and live a godly life, just as a single man
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We do this because our goal is that they would be born again. Sexual preference as both Preston Sprinkle and Dr. Albert Mohler point out do not define a person’s whole life. We would never define a heterosexual person by their sexual preference or by their sins. We shouldn’t do that to the homsexual community either. So we need to begin with a healthy respect towards others. The world we are living in today isn’t the world we were born into and it’s not the world our parents lived in. For better or worse we have to be willing to be where we are so that we can reach people where they…show more content…
We need to be careful to not “cram people into synthetic gender roles that aren’t mandated by the Bible.”
Masculinity comes in many forms and we need to restrict our views to what the Bible says. This would also apply to femininity too. We ought not try and make men or women fit a cultural or even micro-cultural (ex. church) role. That means that those who are in roles of leadership need to be aware of the fact that not everyone shares the same ideas of masculinity and femininity.
One element of postmodernism today that we can certainly learn from is the importance that is placed upon asking questions. The Church, whether deserved or not I don’t know, has been seen as the bastion of all answers (even if they are wrong.) Too many Christians believe that simply because they are a Christian and know the Bible that they have answers. Too many unbelievers see Christians as having unbending opinions and
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