The rapidly changing moral landscape of the twenty-first century presents a daunting challenge for Christians committed to biblical sexual ethics. In a relatively short amount of time, the moral framework undergirding Western culture has been upended, and a revolution in morality has overturned centuries of norms concerning the family, marriage, and human sexuality.
But secular culture is not the only challenger of Christian sexual ethics. Increasingly, theologically liberal churches and denominations are raising objections to the church's historic teaching on marriage. These denominations insist that the Bible allows for a wide range of interpretations. As a result, Christians—and especially pastors—face mounting pressure to compromise or at least downplay the Bible's teaching on human sexuality.
The moral revolution has raised questions and challenged long-standing presuppositions about sexuality. How should Christians who are committed to God's Word and a biblical sexual ethic respond? What responsibility do pastors and those called to shepherd the church have when it comes to these contested issues? What does the Bible teach about marriage and homosexuality? How can Christians practice a biblical ethic that is marked by both truth and love?
This publication will help today's Christians answer these questions by surveying key passages of Scripture that speak directly to human sexuality, as well as consulting the wisdom of pastors and theologians throughout church history.