In this post, Jared Moore claims Matthew Lee Anderson and Revoice “are gravely mistaken in their understanding of Jesus, sin and temptation.”
On this episode of the CR:V podcast Jeff Wright sets down with Dr. Jared Moore to talk about the controversy around the Revoice Conference and it’s theology – on the temptation of Christ, the nature of same sex attraction, the Reformed tradition on sin – and how it impacts evangelicalism at large and the SBC in particular.
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In this article, Jared Moore writes that “Much of the error in Revoice’s discussion of same-sex attraction is their treatment of it as a ‘special sin,’ different from other sins. Yet, sinners having orientations does not negate moral culpability.”
In a 2013 essay, Thabiti Anyabwile wrote regarding same-sex marriage, “Turns out that being civil about indecency actually hurts the traditional cause.” His point was that polite discourse about abominable behavior plays a role in normalizing such behavior. It is not difficult to see why that would be the case. Polite discourse minimizes and, over time, neutralizes the instinct of moral revulsion. While moral revulsion alone is not enough to sustain ethical practice over time, it is an important community-shaping element. Healthy communities express moral revulsion at that which is truly abominable, and the healthy effect of such revulsion is a natural deterrent toward said behavior within the community. People who are socialized into being appalled at what is appalling to God have the blessing of a moral compass shaped according to truth. Anyabwile’s “gag reflex” argument highlights an important component of the effects of our discourse about sin. It is entirely possible to speak of sin in a way that is technically correct, while still lacking entirely in true moral fiber, leading to the further erosion of social norms and the withering away of a protective moral revulsion.
In this article, Thabiti Anyabwile writes, “I think it would be a good thing if more people were gagging on the reality of the sexual behavior that is now becoming public law, protected, and even promoted in public schools.”
In this article, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. addresses the theology of Nate Collins, former student and employee of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as others committed to Revoice theology, writing, “Here we see the destabilizing power of the sexual revolution and modern critical theory at full force.”
Pastor J. D. Greear currently serves as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear recently wrote a blog post on his personal site titled, “Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality.” This CRVoices post is the third in a five-part series carefully examining Greear’s claims in his blog post.