30 Comments on “Tony Campolo: Why I support gay marriage // Premier Christianity”

  1. This man is Evil and premier Christianity is also promoting this. Poor gay people getting told it’s okay and then go straight to the pit because of so called Christians that ease there conscience.

    Don’t be deceived.

  2. Oxymoron right off from the start. There is NO such thing as a "Christian" sodomite or homosexual. They are opposite sides of the coin. Obviously does not even know the scriptures. Those who APPROVE the practice are just as dead and sinful as those who practice it (Read Romans 1:32). If this guy really loved his friends, he would tell them the TRUTH – not be silent so that he KEEPS his friends. Love Rejoiceth NOT in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the TRUTH (1 Cor 13:6)!. The truth is sodomites and lesbians and the whole LGBT… are heading to hell. Why? Because few REALLY love them. They just want to fit in with them and have their approval.

  3. He ! My fellow Christians is one of the wisest modern Christians alive today. Certainly he will be judged for his words and actions, but I stand to believe that GOD will be extremely pleased for his long term of actions that are based in love and compassion with critical thinking. Compared to many of the negative comments they are sprayed about his ministry, I sincerely believe that they are on the incorrect side of history.

  4. nevermind what the bible says, what's right for children, Gods design for marriage and any other sound wisdom. THIS GUY HAS LOST ANY CREDIBILIITY by calling himself a christian without obeying Christ.

  5. I feel that this is error. God cannot bless a relationship (and only He can bring that “edifying” element) unless it is in obedience to His word. Jesus came to fulfill the law, not to do away with it. So even though a gay couple may have genuine affections, the relationship stands in contrast to the institution of marriage given by our Lord.

    Sin is no basis for rejection, and love covers a multitude of sins. All are made in God’s image and we owe them God’s love. But when you start teaching that gay marriage is acceptable in the eyes of the Lord, and it is not sin, that is incorrect doctrine. That is heresy.

  6. Wonderful Christians in gay relationships, what does this even mean? Deny them what I and my wife have, you could never do that since they are doing it themselves.

  7. Honestly, it's kind of disappointing that only this part of the interview was put onto YouTube, making Tony out as someone who merely follows his feelings. Accessing the full interview, you see the truth that the thoughts and feelings he confessed to here are the basis for him going back to study, meditate, and pray on the Word. The convictions he now holds are the results of this.
    If you disagree with the conclusion Tony has reached (and many of you do), then perhaps you ought to fight fire with fire, and go back to study, meditate, and pray on the Word just as he did. Perhaps God will open your eyes to a new piece of wisdom for you to share with the world. Tony said he has heard it all from both sides, so you're going to need something new to get him to reconsider and go back to the Word once more.

    As Christians, we are all called to love without ceasing, regardless of any circumstance, and I must say I am often disappointed with the comments I find on videos such as these, where people on both sides of the argument insult and belittle those who stand opposite them. This isn't love, regardless of who stands in the truth and who does not. It's high time we start surrendering the bitterness we hold over others at the feet of Jesus, and align our hearts ever closer to Him that we may have the power to build people up in love and faith, instead of tearing them down in fear and condemnation.

    May God grant us all the opportunity and conviction to draw closer to Him every day.

  8. He touts pragmatism over theology. Biblical truth is not changed by anecdotes or subjective experience. Campolo has renounced the Biblical stance on what is marriage.

  9. He made his personal 'friends', experiences …his authority and NOT God or the Bible…Most I have met who apostasized did this…'such as '''I know some real nice gays'..or some of my friends are gay'..or ''''their people too' Like so the crap what..? Has zero to do with anything ..I could say the same about drunks, child molesters, adulterers, fornicators, robbers, etc. Many of them are 'nice' as people …Some may be your friends…. Tony is like EVe …..she decided what was good …The fruit looked good ..She just knew from experience of seeing the fruit that it looked good…and so she ignored God's instructions and dove in …This is man making himself God…the ultimate idolatry. Man doing what ONLY God has the right to do ….Deciding what is good and evil…(you shall know good and evil like God) said the serpent.

  10. Brother Tony, I understand your compassion on even fellow-Christians who have struggled with same-sex attraction, but the solution is not to sanctify or celebrate what Scripture or God clearly does not (the Apostle Paul I believe could not have been more clear in Romans 1 in condemning same-sex relationships, even citing it as an example of God's wrath against humanity). I believe some Christians need to follow your example in not judging, being unkind or casting stones at someone who struggles with same-sex attraction, but I also believe yourself, like too many other believers have gone too far in the opposite extreme by affirming something that is unbiblical. We all are sinners and even I struggle with sins like pride, hypocrisy and selfishness. I think to we can contend that just about every heterosexual male on the planet, Christian or non-Christian has had some struggle against the flesh and against lust, what do I do with that feeling, do I affirm it or as Scripture says do I 'crucify those sinful desires'? I would think the biblical approach would be the latter and not the former. I do not need to affirm every feeling I might have by giving into it. It's no different with people who struggle or feel they are predisposed in a certain way, I'm sure it's not easy, but for the sake of Christ, can we not love the sinner and hate the sin? Somehow, people feel if you hate the sin you must also hate the sinner, well I myself am a sinner and without Christ I am even more of a mess than anyone else, but I do not hate myself because I sin, I do hate my sin but also know there is a great remedy, a Savior who brings wholeness into my own life and satisfies every desire of my heart completely! Should we deny to our homosexual friend, neighbor or co-worker the amazing mercy of God and the healing power of the cross in their life as well? I think not!

  11. If we are not in Christ we are all enemies of God, children of wrath. If we are in Christ, we belong and are called fellow heirs.

    This is why there are so many stern warnings, and why it says we are ALL shut up under sin and there is no partiality with God. While we were yet sinners Christ was sent and slain and rose again for us to be reconciled.

    Romans 10:3-13 is particularly powerful here, and a strong warning I'll cite as such is ""For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.""

    We are not to say in our heart who will ascend or descend, so do not assume that your (possibly) gay brother/sister are not yet saved,

    ""8 But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”"

    The issue with 'love the sinner hate the sin' is that it's not logical in accordance with the word of God as best I can find it for multiple reasons. The first easiest statement is that even if you hate the sin and love the sinner which one is thrown into Hell? The sin or the sinner? Is the murder the one that is thrown into Hell or the *murderer*? The lie or the *liar*?

    Now, the Bible says that if anyone says they are without sin they are a liar. So you and I who are in sin and await the redemption of our bodies, do we judge our brothers and sisters even though we are equally guilty and have zero credit to our personal salvation? This does not mean we have a license to sin, but upon being baptized into Christ we experience a regeneration of the heart and exhibit the fruits of the Spirit. Jesus said it is by these fruits we are to judge others, so by that statement alone if we are to look at those who embody the fruit of the Spirit even if they are gay or otherwise, and juxtapose that with the fruits of the flesh (like the anger and exclusion of and toward others believer or otherwise, lack of turning the other cheek, lack of submitting to governing authorities, quick to respond out of ignorance and man-made tradition (even church traditions that may seem so right, afterall our Jewish brethren felt as such), not blessing enemies, even the enemies we all are/were whom Christ died for) that we see in many professing Christians; who do you think stands in the right?

    My answer? The one in Christ Jesus, who truly has faith in Him as the only begotten and only way we are reconciled and justified, not of ourselves so that we may boast. So then like the scriptures say there is no longer Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, or male and female; for all are one in Christ Jesus. The fruits will testify who is wheat, and who is tare but until our great Shepherd separates let's judge righteously and fearfully.

    The foolishness of God is greater than the wisdom of man, and He chose us to confound the wise and humble those who of nobler flesh and birth should know better. Even amongst our brothers and sisters. These words I've spoke apply to myself no less either so please do not misunderstand me and if you are not in agreeance I respect that.

    God bless in Jesus Christ our Lord.

  12. Bob says: This is about personal acceptance of other sinners like ourselves, created by the natural laws of God. It's about people supporting other people's Christian approach to serving humanity and preserving the rest of Creation. It's not about procreation, which is the basis of "marriage." The issue of gay "marriage" is about committed families having fair access to society's public assets equal to those committed, heterosexual couples. You and I are not fit to be judges of others' attitudes.

  13. God means what He has said and has said what He has meant and He does not change.
    Any sexual activities outside the confines of marriage as God designed for all of our good is fornication and a vile abomination to the Lord.

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