The first surprise; I’m recommending an article on the ‘Evangelicals Now’ website (notice I’ve resisted the temptation to label it ‘Evangelicals Then’), the second and much more serious, is that a major evangelical leader has admitted that he struggles with same sex attraction.
The article is an interview with Vaughan Roberts president of the Proclamation Trust, who has recently written of his battles with same sex attraction. It is a brilliant interview and in my view, one that all Christians should read. Find it by clicking here.
While not everyone is tempted in this area, most people know someone who is. I am so grateful to Vaughan for his openness and clear message. It is easy for preachers to single out one sin that does not affect them while ignoring sins that are closer to home; it takes courage to be honest about areas of our lives that are difficult and challenging.
Praise God for Vaughan Roberts!
Let’s pray for people battling with same sex attraction and let us pray for ourselves, that God will begin to change us into his likeness, so that we will love people as he loves them, regardless of race, sex, social status and sexuality.