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Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; First edition (1 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736918345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736918343
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 655,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"More than ever, Christians are challenged to articulate and defend the Bible's position on homosexuality. In "The Gay Gospel?" Joe Dallas--one of Christianity's most able and articulate spokesmen on human sexuality--codifies the arguments and arms us with clear, concise, and convincing answers. This resource is both compelling and compassionate."
--Hank Hanegraaff, President of the Christian Research Institute and host of "The Bible Answer Man"

""The Gay Gospel?" is a must read for all who sincerely seek the cleanest explanation yet for the Christian attitude toward homosexuality. I pray that this work will have the impact on all segments of our society that it deserves."
--D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., Coral Ridge Ministries

"To be caught in the trap of homosexuality is difficult enough, but to be held captive in a strong delusion of a false gospel requires the strong arm of truth. Writing the truth in love, Joe Dallas reveals how to set the captives free."
--Janet Parshall, nationally syndicated radio host

"A powerful resource for those combating pro-gay theology, whether in their family, church or denomination. A former insider, Dallas used to ardently defend the same arguments he now skillfully demolishes."
--Bob Davies, former Executive Director, Exodus International--North America

"Joe Dallas' new book, "The Gay Gospel?," is a must read for anyone seeking truth regarding pro-gay theology and reaching those bound by same-gender attraction. Once again, Joe has thoroughly and clearly presented biblical truths while offering practical steps and tools to be more effective in evangelizing the gay community. Ultimately, the content of Joe's book cements the fact that the entire issue of homosexuality is really about the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture."
--Pastor Phillip Lee, Executive Director, His Way Out Ministries

"As a pastor of a church in the heart of the gay and lesbian community of San Diego, I am very pleased to recommend Joe Dallas' book, "The Gay Gospel?" Joe does an excellent job of helping us understand what happens when two of our most basic drives are in conflict: the desire for an intimate relationship with God and the desire for an intimate relationship with another. It is necessary to understand not only the way Scripture is adjusted to meet the demand of a biased viewpoint but it is also necessary to understand the motivation behind doing so. Joe helps us come to a compassionate understanding while still holding firm to the Gospel. If you want to engage the people in your congregation who are struggling to balance their spiritual desires with their sexual drives, this book is a must read. If you want to understand the process by which one comes to embrace error in order to accommodate desire, you need to read this book."
--Rev. Jack M. Sampier, Senior Pastor of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God

"More than ever, Christians are challenged to articulate and defend the Bible's position on homosexuality. In "The Gay Gospel?" Joe Dallas one of Christianity's most able and articulate spokesmen on human sexuality codifies the arguments and arms us with clear, concise, and convincing answers. This resource is both compelling and compassionate."
Hank Hanegraaff, President of the Christian Research Institute and host of "The Bible Answer Man""

""The Gay Gospel?" is a must read for all who sincerely seek the cleanest explanation yet for the Christian attitude toward homosexuality. I pray that this work will have the impact on all segments of our society that it deserves."
D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., Coral Ridge Ministries"

"To be caught in the trap of homosexuality is difficult enough, but to be held captive in a strong delusion of a false gospel requires the strong arm of truth. Writing the truth in love, Joe Dallas reveals how to set the captives free."
Janet Parshall, nationally syndicated radio host"

"A powerful resource for those combating pro-gay theology, whether in their family, church or denomination. A former insider, Dallas used to ardently defend the same arguments he now skillfully demolishes."
Bob Davies, former Executive Director, Exodus International North America"

"Joe Dallas' new book, "The Gay Gospel?," is a must read for anyone seeking truth regarding pro-gay theology and reaching those bound by same-gender attraction. Once again, Joe has thoroughly and clearly presented biblical truths while offering practical steps and tools to be more effective in evangelizing the gay community. Ultimately, the content of Joe's book cements the fact that the entire issue of homosexuality is really about the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture."
Pastor Phillip Lee, Executive Director, His Way Out Ministries"

"As a pastor of a church in the heart of the gay and lesbian community of San Diego, I am very pleased to recommend Joe Dallas' book, "The Gay Gospel?" Joe does an excellent job of helping us understand what happens when two of our most basic drives are in conflict: the desire for an intimate relationship with God and the desire for an intimate relationship with another. It is necessary to understand not only the way Scripture is adjusted to meet the demand of a biased viewpoint but it is also necessary to understand the motivation behind doing so. Joe helps us come to a compassionate understanding while still holding firm to the Gospel. If you want to engage the people in your congregation who are struggling to balance their spiritual desires with their sexual drives, this book is a must read. If you want to understand the process by which one comes to embrace error in order to accommodate desire, you need to read this book."
Rev. Jack M. Sampier, Senior Pastor of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God"

"More than ever, Christians are challenged to articulate and defend the Bible's position on homosexuality. In The Gay Gospel? Joe Dallas one of Christianity's most able and articulate spokesmen on human sexuality codifies the arguments and arms us with clear, concise, and convincing answers. This resource is both compelling and compassionate."
Hank Hanegraaff, President of the Christian Research Institute and host of The Bible Answer Man

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"The Gay Gospel? is a must read for all who sincerely seek the cleanest explanation yet for the Christian attitude toward homosexuality. I pray that this work will have the impact on all segments of our society that it deserves."
D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., Coral Ridge Ministries

"

"To be caught in the trap of homosexuality is difficult enough, but to be held captive in a strong delusion of a false gospel requires the strong arm of truth. Writing the truth in love, Joe Dallas reveals how to set the captives free."
Janet Parshall, nationally syndicated radio host

"

"A powerful resource for those combating pro-gay theology, whether in their family, church or denomination. A former insider, Dallas used to ardently defend the same arguments he now skillfully demolishes."
Bob Davies, former Executive Director, Exodus International North America

"

"Joe Dallas' new book, The Gay Gospel?, is a must read for anyone seeking truth regarding pro-gay theology and reaching those bound by same-gender attraction. Once again, Joe has thoroughly and clearly presented biblical truths while offering practical steps and tools to be more effective in evangelizing the gay community. Ultimately, the content of Joe's book cements the fact that the entire issue of homosexuality is really about the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture."
Pastor Phillip Lee, Executive Director, His Way Out Ministries

"

"As a pastor of a church in the heart of the gay and lesbian community of San Diego, I am very pleased to recommend Joe Dallas' book, The Gay Gospel? Joe does an excellent job of helping us understand what happens when two of our most basic drives are in conflict: the desire for an intimate relationship with God and the desire for an intimate relationship with another. It is necessary to understand not only the way Scripture is adjusted to meet the demand of a biased viewpoint but it is also necessary to understand the motivation behind doing so. Joe helps us come to a compassionate understanding while still holding firm to the Gospel. If you want to engage the people in your congregation who are struggling to balance their spiritual desires with their sexual drives, this book is a must read. If you want to understand the process by which one comes to embrace error in order to accommodate desire, you need to read this book."
Rev. Jack M. Sampier, Senior Pastor of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God

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About the Author

Joe Dallas is an author, speaker, and pastoral counselor who conducts seminars nationwide. He is the founder of Genesis Biblical Solutions in Tustin, California, and has written six books on human sexuality from a Christian perspective, including such authoritative resources as the bestselling Desires in Conflict, The Complete Christian Guide to Understanding Homosexuality, and The Gay Gospel? His articles have been featured in Christianity Today magazine and the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and he is a regular contributor to the Christian Research Journal.

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This is a fantastic book which I wholeheartedly recommend!!!

Clear, concise, well presented, coherent, researched, loving, biblical. What more could you want!!!
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By rossuk TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 5 Oct. 2010
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This is an updated edition of "A Strong Delusion" (1996). As he was once under the strong delusion himself he can speak from first-hand experience. This is required reading for someone wanting to understand pro-gay propaganda and theology. The information fed to us by the pro-gay lobby usually consists of half truths (i.e. lies), Dallas exposes these. I highly recommend this book.

For me, his word study on the Greek word "arsenokotai" (1 Cor 6:9, 1 Tim 1:10) alone is worth the price of the book. Paul is using the Greek version of the OT the Septuagint, (LXX). He coined the word "arsenokotai" from the Greek version of the OT, the Septuagint, from the Levitical prohibitions on male-male sex. Thus in Paul's mind the moral law of the OT was still valid in the NT. The pro-gay theologians have to pretend that they do not understand the meaning of "arsenokoitai". Robin Scroggs gave us the meaning of "arsenokotai" in his 1983 book. The New Testament and Homosexuality
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By Flyte on 1 Mar. 2011
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This book is clumsy and dull, and basically needs to be honest and just say that it hates gay people. The bottom line is, if you hate gay people you will like how this book bends 'theology' your way. If you are someone who does not hate gay people, then you will be hurt and amused by how desperate the haters are at bending thier 'theology' top create more hatred. But, whatever side you are on this book is poor and dull!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A book representing the strengths and weaknesses of the Conservative Christian position on homosexuality. 4 Sept. 2014
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This is a book that got many things right but failed in one crucial area. As an introduction to a traditional viewpoint on homosexuality it's very useful and could prepare the reader to grapple with the most complex arguments presented by Gagnon. It's two great strengths are its scripture based approach (which was used to skillfully demolish the less convincing arguments promoted by the Gay Christian lobby) and it's account of the historical origins and colorful personalities involved in the American strand of pro-Gay Christianity. Adding extra interest to these accounts is the fact that Dallas played a highly active role in the development of this movement. As a historical source it would have some use. Also shining through is the author's honesty. He is very aware of his own past failing and he is wise enough to avoid falling into the kind of elephant traps that many Conservative Christians fall into. This is demonstrated in chapter 14 which give a lot of wise advice on how to respond (and not respond) to the issue of homosexuality in the Church. Arguably this was his most helpful chapter and on a stand alone basis would have merited five stars. So why did this this book tumble to three stars?

Curiously enough this was because of a failure in empathy. This was in spite of the fact that Dallas had been a very active and promiscuous participant in the Gay Christian Scene. Present in some of writing was a coldly disapproving tone of the reformed sinner. This could deter those Christian readers who are on the fringes of adopting a same-sex lifestyle. It's almost as if Dallas had to so detach himself from his past life that he lost any sense of empathy for those still engaged in it. This by far was the most frustrating feature of his book. Also when one contrasts his testimony with that of Justin Lee in his book 'Torn' one wonders whether Dallas had misdiagnosed his own sexuality. My own extensive dialogue with members of the Gay Christian scene would suggest that he had been a promiscuous bi-sexual with a commitment problem (which he honestly owned up to on p.240) rather then someone with an exclusively same-sex orientation. This would explain his failure to address the question 'what should you do when the only options open appear to be a dangerous promiscuity, a mentally destructive celibacy or an attempt to form a stable same sex relationship?' The effects of the fall means that for many their same-sex orientation is so strong that it's not going to go away this side of eternity. Here, the example of Paul's thorn in the flesh comes to mind, (2 Corinthians 12:8-10). Dallas' failure to address these issues in any degree of depth represents a missed opportunity.

Overall, Dallas' book represents both the strengths and weaknesses of the Conservative Christian position on homosexuality. Nevertheless, it does provide a useful introduction to a controversial subject and would be helpful to those approaching it for the first time. A borderline 3/4 star rating would be the fairest result.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Jun. 2016
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Fantastic read. Great supporting evidence, wonderful rebuttals. Thank you for creating this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars He does a great job of outlining the history of the "Gay Gospel" ... 9 Mar. 2015
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I have read many books, articles and websites on the topic of homosexuality in my quest to understand and help homosexuals. This is one of the most insightful and informative books that I have read. The author, Joe Dallas, is a very credible, authentic, and compassionate person who was a proponent of the "Gay Gospel" concept. He does a great job of outlining the history of the "Gay Gospel" movement and explores in detail the scriptures that he feels are misread by many people to promote their cause. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about this subject from someone who has years of experience being a strong supporter of the "Gay Gospel" concept before having a personal change of heart, mind, and position.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, Interesting Very Worthwhile!!! 9 Mar. 2012
By C. ODonnell - Published on Amazon.com
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I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand this subject better.

As someone who has friends and relatives who are gay, I was concerned about what "Christians" say about homosexuality. So I read the Bible through, cover to cover. To me it was very clear, and repeated often, that the Bible considers homosexual activity a sin. This only increased my concern for my loved ones' life choices.

Next, I discussed this with my pro-gay minister, and asked him to show me in the Bible where homosexuality is not condemned. He gave me four books to read on the subject. The authors were impressive (but biased) and the theology and writing creative. The writers claimed that the Bible was repeatedly misinterpreted, or just plain wrong.

I wasn't convinced so I ordered The Gay Gospel and it helped me understand homosexuals better, and confirmed my own research that according to the Bible homosexuality is a sin -- no worse or better than others we struggle with -- and we need to help those struggling with this sin, or any other sin, as we are able.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book to read 25 Jan. 2015
By Anne Ranae - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book if you are in any way in need of clarity or encouragement in facing a loved one in this lifestyle. I think this book has major credibility because it is written by a person who experienced it firsthand. Also I would encourage anyone living the gay lifestyle to read what he has to say because many Christians have not represented Christ well when it comes to this topic. It's not a book you can digest in one sitting...but you will want to keep reading.... don't hesitate to buy this book.
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