From the introduction:
First of all thank you for your confidence. Telling me that you are a homosexual took courage, especially because you know I’m a Christian. You might have thought I would be afraid of you, look down on you, judge you, or consider you unworthy of friendship. Nothing could be further from the truth.
You are just like me–a fellow human being with creativity, passion and capacity for love. You are a person of deep spiritual sensitivity with a hunger for genuine life experiences and meaningful personal relationships. You have my affection, my admiration for you as a fellow human being, and, with your permission, my friendship. From my perspective, you are made in the image of a God who is your caring Creator and eventual Redeemer.
From the conclusion:
In seeking to help you understand the theological and spiritual implications of your homosexual life style, I must square with you. Your chosen sexuality is deeply tied to a pagan religious agenda that denies the Creator and sees no need for salvation. […] I don’t mean that every homosexual is a One-ist or a pagan. I only mean that just as Two-ism leads to heterosexuality by its very nature, so One-ism leads to homosexuality by its very nature.
I can’t pretend that I have struggled with the choices you have faced. I feel humbly grateful for a marriage that has lasted since 1971; for seven wonderful children and numerous grandchildren. My wife and I are far from perfect! There’s a lot we don’t understand about being married, even after all these years, but these life choices, made in obedience to the God of creation and redemption, have brought us a deep sense of value and significance. We’re not to be lauded for such choices–our marriage is a gift from God, that’s all. I believe that, deep down, you probably long for truth and freedom from what may have become a life of self-serving and empty physical pleasure. All I can do is invite you to a wedding–your own to Jesus Christ.
Written by Peter Jones.
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