Somewhere Under the Rainbow: A Christian Look at Same-Sex “Marriage”
by Norman L. Geisler
and Doug Van Gordon
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This book looks at the events and forces that over the course of decades have undermined the traditional view of marriage to such an extent, as to allow the idea of same–sex “marriage” to become the law of the land. It examines the biblical view of marriage since that view has been the assumption of most of western civilization for the last 2,000 years. It also considers the early Church Father’s view on marriage as well as ancient Greece and Rome. It then examines the arguments used by same–sex marriage advocates to see if in fact Christians need to rethink the issue of homosexuality and marriage and adopt a more “inclusive” interpretation of Scripture. Finally, it looks at how the church can help those struggling with homosexuals who desire to lead godly lives in accordance with His Word. The authors are conservative evangelicals who believe in the inerrancy of Scripture that it is sufficient for faith and practice. They believe that the issue of same–sex “marriage” goes to the heart of who we are as human beings and challenges the biblical teaching that the church has held for over 2,000 years. The goal is not to win arguments but to win souls, to give clarity to those confused by the claims of same–sex “marriage” advocates, and to help the church reach out anew to those dealing with homosexuality in their lives.
Part One – How Did We Get Here? And What Have We Have Lost Along the Way?
Chapter 1 The 1950s 11
Chapter 2 The 1960s 22
Chapter 3 The 1970s 33
Chapter 4 The 1980s 44
Chapter 5 Searching for Scientific Justification 55
Part Two – What does the Bible Say?
Chapter 6 God’s First Revelation 66
Chapter 7 God’s Final Revelation 77
Chapter 8 Answering Objections 88
Part Three – Help, Hope, and Healing
Chapter 9 Help, through Christ’s People 99
Chapter 10 Hope, In Christ for those who Believe Him 110
Chapter 11 Healing, Through God’s Spirit 111