Reformed minister Vaughn Roberts speaks about being gay as a Christian

Vaughan Roberts is Rector of St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford, here in the UK. He is also the President of the Proclamation Trust.  He is one of the leading figures in the British Reformed Evangelical movement. He also someone who experiences same sex attraction.  He and some of his friends have recently launched a website called Living Out which describes their own experiences of living with gay feelings within the UK Evangelical church.  Those involved in this include Sam Alberry who I have interviewed about his book Is God anti-Gay?

As a sample of the kind of resource available on the new site, here is Vaughn’s contribution. In it he discusses brokenness, friendship and identity, and the challenges we all face as Christians.  I encourage everybody to watch this and visit their website, no matter what your position is on this issue.

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  • tonib

    1 Corinthians 6 King James Version (KJV)

    “6 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
    2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
    3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
    4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
    5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
    6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
    7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
    8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
    9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
    10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
    11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

    BE YE NOT DECEIVED Paul warns us…..
    And such WERE some of you- the keyword here is WERE. There are many more false converts and teachers than there are true regenerate believers….this professing pastor needs to heed the Apostle Paul’s warning from 2 Cor 13:5:

    “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”