Matthew Vines has posted a series of forty questions. I have
written up compiled a fairly brief response from Scripture.
1. Do you accept that sexual orientation is not a choice?
Who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use? What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory.
But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.
See Romans 9:20-23, Acts 3:18-19, Titus 3:5
See my answer to #1.
To some people, this may seem harsh or rude.
First of all, no sinner, including Matthew Vines, has the right to question God. I believe these questions are as inauthentic as the atheist who says to the Christian, “Show me evidence for God and I’ll believe.” Matthew is using a rhetorical device using questions to cast aspersion on God’s authority over the life of sinners by attacking God’s revelation.
Secondly, better men than I have already provided good answers for people who really want to know how to think about Matthew’s questions. My “lack of response” in no way is a judgement on these men’s excellent articles.