Homosexuals in the Church: Keep Reading in Ephesians

Rick Phillips

The progressive wing of evangelicalism seems to be ramping up its demand that Bible-believing churches accept homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle.  An example is a recent video from Nadia Bolz-Weber titled "I Am the Church."  The video parades young men and women who briefly state why they come to church, identify themselves with one of the LGBTQ nomenclatures, and insist that they be accepted as Christians.  The basic message is, "I am a homosexual Christian and I am not an issue."  Of course, the whole point of the video is to make their sexuality an issue and demand acceptance from Christians whose consciences forbid it.  The highlight comes at the end, when Bolz-Weber reads from Ephesians 2:14-15 as sealing the issue: "For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility."