Puritan Board Graduate
Lately there has been a push within the church to argue that, while homosexual activity is sinful, the desire itself is not. In response, I will point to our Lord's teaching on sin in the Sermon on the Mount, as well as Paul's description of homosexuality as being a "vile passion" in Romans chapter one. The normal response I get back is to point to Jesus being tempted, and yet not sinning. Based on this, they will argue that temptation is not sin unless acted upon. Obviously I think they are misunderstanding the nature of our Lord's temptation, but I could use some resources for explaining why and how they are doing so.