John Meunier writes about a homosexual man who almost killed himself over the conflict between his sexual desires and traditional Biblical teaching. John writes:
Self-denial is hard. The self is fierce and tireless. When told to be subordinate to another - to God - the self is endlessly inventive in coming up with arguments and battling against such a claim.
Lord knows it is the work of a lifetime with God’s grace to put all that in its place. Should - because it is so hard or even impossible - should we stop teaching self-denial?
Is the church wrong to teach self-denial? If not, then how should we approach it?
How would you answer?