Aligning yourself with The Gospel Coalition has proven time and again to be the death-rattle of orthodox evangelicals. Not long after cozying up to the dark-money leftist organization that masquerades as a ministry, most TGC acolytes eventually cave on important social issues.
And sadly, this is true with Tim Challies.
In a Q&A session that has Christians prying their jaw off the floor, Challies recently admitted to being “deliberately evasive” on the sinfulness of sodomy, says he’s unsure of the church’s position on homosexuality because it’s still being figured out, says that homosexuality is something “new” that Christians have to figure out, and refused to “speak broadly” on the sin because he each person is different.
In video below (zoom forward to the 26-minute mark), Challies claims made the appalling remarks:
Challies said, “This is another one of those issues as a church we are working out, and that’s okay. If you look across the sweep of two-thousand years of church history, this whole idea of same-sex attraction or gay Christian, all these different terms that have come up these are very, very new when measured against the history of Christianity.”
I might interject here and say I have no idea what Challies is talking about. Homosexuality is new? The Bible isn’t sufficiently clear? Is this not addressed in Mosaic Law? Was this not addressed by the Apostle Paul in the New Testament?
Mercy sakes. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard come out of his mouth…or any mouth, for that matter.
He went on…
“So, I also think it’s unrealistic that we’ll solve it immediately.”
Full-stop. What is there to solve? Again, what is he talking about? Homosexuality requires solving? The heck it does. It requires repentance.
Challies continues, “And so within Christianity, we see a wide spectrum of professing Christians who say that’s absolutely utterly wrong in every way, even the desire or tendency of homosexuality is sinful, other people lining up more know the tendency or the temptation is not sinful, it’s only sinful if you act on it. I think we’re giving this time both on a practical level and theological level really working that out.”
Full-stop. Jesus clarified this in the Sermon on the Mount. Desiring sin is sin.
“And to be honest, I don’t want to speak broadly on that. I’ve had the opportunity to speak individually to people on that. There’s so much knowledge you have to get from them, so much you have to get out of them before I want to speak bluntly to them.”
So now we need to know why a guy wants to be sodomized or sodomize others before we tell them it’s sin?
Might I add that Jesus and the Apostles always spoke broadly to sin and never individually? Does the Law of God not speak to all men universally?
Finally, Challies said, “I feel very hesitant to jump to a very straight answer there without first hearing from them hearing them out. I’m sure it’s not a full answer, but I’m being deliberately evasive.”
That’s something that never came out of the mouth of an Apostle. He’s hiding his light under a bushel, and should be ashamed of himself.