“This issue cannot be approached one-dimensionally—that is, to declare it to be sin but go no further. Homosexuality is sin, and that is a starting point. But the Great Commandment and the Great Commission compel us to do more.”
—Mark Abisher, Pastor of MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio
In a world hyper-focused on pointing out the sins of others, William Huckaby makes a simple plea to the church—show mercy to others so mercy will be shown to you. But what about to the homosexual? After all, the Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin, but how should Christians approach the people who are part of the LGBTQ+ community? What kind of impact is the church having on them? Are we building bridges or walls to the kingdom of God?
In The Acceptable Sin, Huckaby makes an undeniable case of how we all fall short of the glory of God. Yet while we who are in the church tend to turn a blind eye to our “acceptable” sins, we fail to respond to the homosexual on the personal and relational level that Jesus would. Our us-versus-them mentality is proving to be detrimental to how the world perceives God’s unconditional love for them—and perception is reality. The attitudes of the church risk not only losing this vulnerable subset of our culture but potentially an entire generation.
This book offers Christians a hopeful way forward in the struggle between what the Bible says about the sin of homosexuality and how to treat those who have embraced it. Will God’s law of love win out over the law of death? Will mercy or judgment prevail? Why are some sins overlooked or excused, while homosexuality is treated like Old Testament leprosy? These are the types of questions this book will answer.