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Christianity Today covers the theological riff between Alan Chambers and Robert Gagnon

July 25, 2012 By: Tom Coy Category: Ex-gay News, Religious Perspective

July 12, 2012

Here are some excerpts from the Christianity Today article by Weston Gentry titled, “Exodus International’s Alan Chambers Accused of Antinomian Theology:”

“‘It’s not that he is simply not saying the warnings [against homosexual activity] in Scripture. I could live with that,’ Pittsburgh Theological Seminary professor Robert Gagnon said of Chambers’s recent comments. ‘It’s that he is saying the exact opposite of what Scripture clearly teaches … . He’s preaching an anti-gospel.’”

“The theological heresy in question is antinomianism. The term was coined by Martin Luther to refer to those who believe that since faith is sufficient for salvation, Christians are not obligated to keep God’s moral law.”

“Gagnon, author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice and a plenary speaker at Exodus’s 2009 Freedom Conference, said that a June interview in The Atlantic shows that Chambers’s views have veered. ‘Some of us choose very different lives than others,’ Chambers said of gay Christians in same-sex marriages. ‘But whatever we choose, it doesn’t remove our relationship with God.’”

“When asked to clarify whether or not that meant ‘a person living a gay lifestyle won’t go to hell, as long as he or she accepts Jesus Christ as personal savior,’ he replied, ‘My personal belief is … while behavior matters, those things don’t interrupt someone’s relationship with Christ.’ In the course of the interview, Chambers made it clear that he believes that homosexual acts are sinful.”

The full text of the Christianity Today article can be found at: