We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong

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Thomas Nelson, Oct 27, 2015 - Religion - 256 pages

Twenty years ago, not one nation on earth had legal same-sex marriage. Now, access to same-sex marriage is increasingly seen as a basic human right. In a matter of less than a generation, western cultures have experienced a moral revolution.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler examines how this transformation occurred, revealing the underlying cultural shifts behind this revolution: the acceptance of divorce culture, liberation of sex from reproduction, the prevalence of heterosexual cohabitation, the normalization of homosexuality, and the rise of the transgender movement. He then offers a deep look at how the Bible and Christian moral tradition provide a comprehensive understanding upon which Christians can build their personal lives, their marriages, church ministry, and cultural engagement.

Dr. Mohler helps Christians in their understanding of the underlying issues of this significant cultural shift and how to face the challenge of believing faithfully, living faithfully, and engaging the culture faithfully in light of this massive change.

 

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Contents

1 In the Wake of a Revolution
1
2 It Didnt Start With SameSex Marriage
17
How Did the Homosexual Movement Happen?
33
4 The Impossible Possibility of SameSex Marriage
53
5 The Transgender Revolution
67
6 The End of Marriage
85
7 What Does the Bible Really Have to Say About Sex?
101
8 Religious Liberty and the Right to Be Christian
119
The Church and the Challenge of the Sexual Revolution
133
10 The Hard Questions
153
A Word to the Reader
179
Acknowledgments
185
Notes
187
Index
201
About the Author
213
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Dr. R. Albert Mohler is the President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also serves as the Joseph Emerson Professor of Christian Theology. In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and “Thinking in Public,” a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog, albertmohler.com, and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues. Called “an articulate voice for conservative Christianity at large” by The Chicago Tribune, Dr. Mohler’s mission is to address contemporary issues from a consistent and explicit Christian worldview. He is the author of several books, including We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage, & the very meaning of right & wrong (Thomas Nelson); Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Bethany House); Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth (Multnomah); Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the Ten Commandments (Moody) and The Apostles' Creed (Thomas Nelson). He and his wife Mary are blessed parents and grandparents.

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