The Gay Christian Identity: Born This Way

The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond

Are people born gay?


Today, we wrap up our series titled, “The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond.” My guest is Joe Dallas, and our conversation is taken from that webinar series of the same name. Joe is also a conference speaker and ordained pastoral counselor. He’s the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Counseling, which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems. 

Today, we discuss homosexuality from several different perspectives. The first deals with homosexuality hitting home with a child admitting or thinking that they are gay. And the second aspect is that from a physiological nature – are people born gay?

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. The difference in your children being minors and gay
  2. Why homosexuality is not chosen, but discovered.
  3. Debunking the “born this way” lie.

Final Thoughts:

I would encourage you to keep pressing on this topic of homosexuality and the resources that Joe Dallas has are wonderful. 

Don’t forget about his webinar this Saturday, February 3 at 10 am PST.  It’s from The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond series. He’ll be discussing marriages that have been damaged by sexual sin.

Jesus and the Homosexual

The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond

What did Jesus actually say about homosexuality?


Today, we continue with our series titled, “The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond.” My guest is Joe Dallas and our conversation is taken from his webinar series. Joe is also a conference speaker and ordained pastoral counselor. He’s the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Counseling, which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems. 

Today we dive into the words of Jesus. Did Jesus ever say anything about homosexuality? Why or why not? Why does it matter?  Well, let’s find out!

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. Is the Bible your ultimate authority for life?
  2. Have we replaced doctrine for entertainment?
  3. Why reform must happen before revival.

Final Thoughts:

I want to read the passage that Joe just quoted. It comes from John 15:18-25:

“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.  The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.  Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you.  They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me. They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin.  Anyone who hates me also hates my Father.  If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father.  This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated me without cause.’

Let’s remember friend, that Jesus was murdered because He didn’t just speak truth; He is truth. If you take a stand for Biblical sexuality and traditional marriage, the world will hate you. You can bank on that, but remember the words of Jesus – Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you.

I would encourage you to visit www.JoeDallas.com and sign up for his webinar coming up on Saturday, February 3.  It’s from The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond series. He’ll be discussing Marriages that have been damaged by sexual sin.

Tomorrow we’ll continue our conversation with Joe Dallas as we ask the question, “My child just told me that they’re gay, now what?

Should I Stay Or Go? (My Invite To A Same-Sex Wedding)

The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond

Should I Stay Or Go? (My Invite To A Same-Sex Wedding)


Today, we start a brand new series. It’s called, “The Gay Christian Identity: What It Is and How To Respond.” My guest is Joe Dallas. If that name sounds familiar to you, and I pray it does, you may remember Joe’s interview several years ago in his book – “The Gay Gospel? How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread The Bible”. Joe has also authored several other books like, “The Complete Christian Guide To Understanding Homosexuality” When Homosexuality Hits Home and Speaking of Homosexuality.

Joe is also a conference speaker and ordained pastoral counselor. He’s the Program Director of Genesis Biblical Counseling, which is a counseling ministry for men dealing with sexual addiction and other sexual/relational problems. 

So let’s dive right in with my interview with Joe Dallas and discuss the most pressing questions that our culture has about homosexuality.

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we’ll discuss:

  1. Should I attend a same-sex wedding?
  2. How and why Joe’s position on gay marriage has changed.
  3. Can a homosexual really change?

Final Thoughts:

I love listening to Joe Dallas, and here’s why – there are some Christian leaders who can discuss (in love) homosexuality, and there are other Christian leaders who can debate it in truth.

But Joe (and this is so important to understand) has an authority on the subject of homosexuality that very few people have. He has something that most Christian leaders desperately need, and that is conviction.  When Joe speaks, you can hear the sincerity in his voice and the Holy Spirit love that is in his heart. He knows, that he knows, that he knows – that what he says is God’s truth.  Why?  Because he lived it. He experienced both the pain of the homosexual lie and the truth of God’s grace. 

Jesus says this in Matthew 7:24-29

 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.  The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.  And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!” Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching,  for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

People who heard Jesus knew that he was different. He had authority and conviction.

Are you a Christian who is not convicted that what the Word of God has to say about homosexuality is truly true because of our culture?  Well, I would encourage you to visit www.JoeDallas.com and order some books and sign up for this webinar coming up on Saturday, February 3.

Humility or Humiliation

Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and The Church

God would surely have known it, for He knows the secrets of every heart. – Psalm 44:21

Luke 8:17—“For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.”

Proverbs 10:9—“People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.”

Ephesians 5:11-12—“Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.”

Ecclesiastes 12:14—“God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.”

Hebrews 4:13—“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable.”

Today,  we’ll be wrapping up our conversation with pastor and author, Peter Hubbard, in his book titled, “Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual, and The Church.” I finish up my interview on today’s episode by asking Peter what he thinks is going on with all the cases of sexual abuse – the scandal that is currently plaguing the headlines of news and social media.

On today’s podcast, we’ll discuss:

  1. How we live in a world to where “anything goes”, but at the same time, “not really”.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Isn’t that a great question? How can we help those confused with who they are if we don’t even know our own identity? Who are we as Christians?

The apostle Paul says it this way in Ephesians 4:22-24, “Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”

This is where we learn what God says about us and where our true identity comes from. It comes from Him! It is often said that when you read God’s Word, you’re listening to His voice. So, regardless of what you’ve heard or what you’ve told yourself in the past, God says that you are:

  • A new creature in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17);
  • Chosen, holy, and blameless before God (Eph. 1:4);
  • Sealed with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13);
  • Made complete in Christ (Col. 2:10);
  • Justified and redeemed (Rom. 3:24).

Do you believe those words? It’s easy to believe them when things are going well, but not so much when life is in the middle of a tough season isn’t it? Well regardless, that’s why its so important for us as Christians to understand that it’s God who determines our worth, not us, not circumstances, and not other people. It’s God who determines our value, not our feelings.

This is where so many recovery groups miss it. I’m not going to say, Hi, my name is, “Dustin and I’m a sex addict.” I’m going to say, “Hi my name is Dustin, and I’m a child of God, saved by His amazing grace because I was once blind but now I can see.”  Do you see the difference there? Why are we choosing to define ourselves with the worst thing that we’ve ever done? What you tell yourself, what you believe about yourself is crucial. Most of are living out of a shameful past or event. Shame is not that I’ve made a mistake, shame says that I am a mistake. And if you continue to believe that you are a mistake – you’ll never allow God to love you or allow yourself to love others.

Judging Sexual Sin

Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and The Church

When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin. 

But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that. I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.

 It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.”

On today’s episode of God, Sex and You, we are discussing a topic that we as the church seem to misunderstand and misapply. The topic is that of judging others. As we just read, scripture tells us that we are to judge those inside the church especially when they are sinning. We are not to judge or apply Biblical principles to unbelievers.

Jesus said in John 14,

“If you love me, obey my commandments… Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. That word “obey” is better translated, “conform”.

On today’s podcast, we’ll discuss:

  1. Why is sexual purity a church family matter and not a private personal decision
  2. How people call themselves Christian, but yet don’t obey the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. How we limit and minimize the power of God.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Only God has the power to change us in our very core. The 12 steps can’t do it. No recovery plan can do it. Sure some things will change our behavior temporarily, but they don’t have the power to deal with the wickedness that lies deep within our hearts. There is nothing on the planet that has the power to take away sin.  That’s why the cure for our sexual brokenness is supernatural. The cure must transcend human knowledge and existence.

The prophet Ezekiel wrote these words from the Lord God Almighty in Ezekiel 36:26,

“I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart”

Again the Lord writes through the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 24:7,

“I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD, and they shall be My people and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart”.

Jesus said in the gospel of John 3:3,

“I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”  “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.  So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You* must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”