Saturday, October 01, 2016

Finding Our Way Through Our Culture's Sexual, Moral Mess - for only $2.99

For all concerned about our secular culture's new morality Al Mohler's We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong is a bargain at $2.99 for your Kindle.

This is for all who are following Jesus and looking for a voice to express our concern over what we feel is crazy self-justifying biblical eisegesis and creepy utilitarian ethics (which, ironically, were not in operation when the Supreme Court voted 5-4).

BTW - I have been reading "both sides" of this discussion - thoroughly - since the late 70s.  

The Reviews... (I have highlighted some things that seem good and true to me.)

“Albert Mohler is one of our nation’s most brilliant and courageous Evangelical Christian thinkers. In We Cannot Be Silent, he explains to Bible-believing Christians of all traditions why it is our duty to speak out in defense of biblical and natural-law principles of sexual morality and marriage. To bear witness to Christ and the gospel in contemporary culture is to make oneself a ‘sign of contradiction’ to those powerful forces who equate ‘progress’ and ‘social justice’ with sexual license and what Pope Francis calls ‘gender ideology.’ And that is what we, as Christians, must do—no matter the cost to ourselves. With the future of the family—and, indeed, the very dignity of the human person—at stake, silence is not an option.” —Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

“Dr. Albert Mohler reminds us that current debates over LGBQT issues are part of a broader sexual revolution that challenges biblical morality in fundamental ways. It is simply not possible to simultaneously remain silent and remain faithful to the Lord Jesus.” —D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; president of The Gospel Coalition

“In this post-modern world, Dr. Albert Mohler is among the most articulate and fearless defenders of biblical truth. In We Cannot Be Silent he describes for us the rapidly shifting moral landscape and explains what it means for the church and the culture. And above all, he reminds us that our mission is to be faithful to uphold truth and share the gospel with a lost and dying world.” —Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family

“The rare clarity and perception of Dr. Mohler is brilliantly on display in this book. The master craftsman in piecing together the puzzle parts of culture, politics, history, theology, and Scripture into a mosaic of truth and reality, he does it again! His coherent, convincing and compelling arguments on the dominant and overriding issue of sexual identity and behavior and the Christian response are essential wisdom for the believer to possess. Mohler thoroughly equips the reader to courageously face the fight against sin while compassionately wielding the gospel of grace.” —Dr. John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church and president of the Master’s College and Seminary

“ ‘On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand’ was a favorite hymn in the church of my youth. But it’s hard to see the banks, much less continue to stand there, when you are in the midst of the storm. This book analyzes the sexual revolution that is radically changing our culture, not excluding large sectors of the Christian church. But Albert Mohler gives us more than a weather report here. He proposes a renewed theology of the body inherent in the biblical doctrine of the Incarnation as the basis for a countercultural ethic. Every pastor and every parent should read this book.” —Timothy George, founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and a member of the editorial boards of First Things, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today

“Albert Mohler is one of the preeminent Christian intellectuals of the century. While many stammer with confusion in the wake of the cultural revolutions of our time, Dr. Mohler stands and speaks. In this book, he applies keen cultural analysis and ancient biblical wisdom to vexing questions of marriage and sexuality. This book will equip Christ’s church to speak with moral clarity and to stand with gospel conviction.” —Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention

“Few men in a generation can rise to the moment in the midst of a plurality of crises in the culture. Albert Mohler is one of these men. We Cannot Be Silent is a compelling call to each Christ-follower and church to not retreat, but to stand boldly and unashamedly upon God’s Truth, but always with love and compassion. When you read this book, you will see the unique brilliance of a scholar and the vibrant fire of a man who is gripped by God himself. Read it and share it with the world.” —Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Cross Church

“This is one of the most useful books I’ve read in a long time. . . . The changes we’ve seen are more sudden and even more sweeping in their implications than we supposed. Yet these changes have roots stretching back for decades and more. . . . Student, freshman, campus worker, youth group leader, pastor, professor—read this book and study it with others.” —Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC, and president of 9Marks

“As a modern-day cultural apologist for the Christian faith, Albert Mohler is without peer. We Cannot Be Silent not only establishes biblical rectitude on the tough subjects that he addresses but also prepares the church to address these issues with the compassion and love of Christ. Mohler knows both intellectually and existentially the cost borne in suffering, and he prepares the reader for that inevitability as well. This book will bless and fortify your life and the life of your church.” —Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

“In this sobering yet gripping volume, Albert Mohler tells the cautionary tale of the same-sex and transgender revolutions that have transformed sexual morality and redefined marriage in the Western world faster than anyone could have imagined. Engaging in his vintage masterful cultural analysis, Mohler explores the future implications of this massive moral shift for church and society. Yet this book does more than merely provide information; it is a call to action, urging Christians to bear bold witness to the truth embedded uniquely in God’s design for man and woman according to his Word.” —Andreas J. K√∂stenberger, coauthor (with Margaret K√∂stenberger) of the God’s Design for Man and Woman, Biblical Foundations and BibleMesh curriculum

“Dr. Mohler is known and appreciated for his Christ-centered insights on the intersection of Christianity and culture. Of particular value in this accessible work are his reflections on how heterosexual compromises in church and public policy led to acceptance of homosexual marriage, which in turn now threatens our religious liberty. His short answers to thirty hard questions in the last chapter will stimulate good discussion.” —Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D., associate professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice and coauthor of Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views