Included in Christ

Scripturally unraveling the apparent incongruity between gay Christians and the Church's belief in "one man, one woman"

by Cristy Perdue MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/2/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781489728432
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 348
ISBN : 9781489728449

About the Book

Countless faithful gay Christians serve God wholeheartedly while holding the Bible as the highest authority in their lives. However, many are rejected from families and churches based on the commonly held premise, “homosexuality is a sin.” Included in Christ offers the scriptural basis held by those who believe that the premise is wrong.

Many influential Christian leaders believe that someone within the LGBTQ community cannot be a Christian without renouncing their LGBTQ identity. But is that true? This book outlines every angle of the debate, including the Bible passages, as well as the idea that the entire Bible, beginning in Genesis, describes heterosexuality. It concludes with the clarification within Scripture that God does not condemn gay Christians but welcomes them into His Kingdom.

God’s Word and His Church exemplify His plan for “one man, one woman” in the vast majority of Christian families. This book explores biblical exceptions to the idea that heterosexuality is His perfect plan for everyone. Additionally, the author presents the evidence that the phrase, “homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God,” was a mistranslation from the original Greek.

Included in Christ provides readers with the tools they need both to make decisions regarding their beliefs about the LGBTQ community as well as to engage in debate.

If you believe that homosexuality is a sin against God, please read this book with a red pen in hand. You’ll see the arguments from both viewpoints. If you agree with the author’s premise or are unsure of your stance, this book is an excellent guide for navigating this topic according to the Bible, from a perspective that affirms, accepts, loves, and welcomes the LGBTQ community.

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, Who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14

About the Author

Cristy and Suzie reside in beautiful Rockaway Beach in New York City. Raised in Alabama, Cristy moved to New York City in her early 20s. She completed a medical degree in her 30s and practices anesthesiology. Cristy enjoys the beach, rollerblading on Rockaway’s gorgeous concrete promenade, chess, music, Auburn football, and studying Scripture. She can be reached at