Rainbow Colored Questions With Replies

You may have noticed a recent article by Kevin DeYoung. It was entitled, “40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags.”

The questions were both succinct and well-framed. Answering them honestly forces one to grapple with fundamental issues.

Following on the heels of DeYoung’s article, well known advocate of gay marriage, Matthew Vines, posed his own 40 question list. His were likewise meant to catch the unthinking off guard.

Given the colossal import of the subject, Christians ought to answer his questions. See how you would handle them. Discuss it as a family. The times demand it.

As one might very well imagine, a number of different Christians have replied. Two noteworthy responses have come from the pens of James White and Douglas Wilson. They deserve attention.

To stress again, I’d encourage you in particular, fathers, to sit down with your family, discuss the questions, wrestle with the replies and help prepare both yourself and your loved ones for the inevitable, namely, that moment when you will be asked a straightforward question about sexual ethics.


  1. Annelise July 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    I think that if we replaced the word ‘gay’ in Matthew Vines’ questions, with the word, adulterer, or thief, or fornicator, I’d have exactly the same answers. Sin is sin and we cannot be Christians and continue in our sin. Vines asks questions such as “How certain are you that God’s will for all gay Christians is lifelong celibacy?” and I would answer that just as I am ABSOLUTELY certain that God’s will for all sinners is that they sin no more, so am I absolutely certain that it is God’s will for all gay ‘Christians’ to stop with their sin, even if that means lifelong celibacy.

    If I were an adulterer, I could not for one moment expect that God would approve my continuing adultery because I have an inclination towards it. God will not excuse it. He will also not excuse it if I were a thief, and a liar, and any other type of sin. Yes I do lie, and I have cheated, and I do sin, but I always repent and pray and work as hard as I can to deny my flesh and live according to God’s word. That’s exactly what God expects of all sinners, whether you’re homosexual, or any other type of sinner. We are to flee from our sin.

  2. Jeff Kessler July 7, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Wilson’s answer to number 16 apparently raised a bit of a fuss. He expanded his answer: http://dougwils.com/s7-engaging-the-culture/up-to-our-knees.html

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