Statements such as the following reveal Mohler’s balanced and theologically accurate view on the subject of homosexuality (to which he devotes much of his treatise.)
“Salvation and repentance must be preached to homosexuals –- and to heterosexuals as well. East of Eden, not one of us has come before God as sexually pure and whole, even if we have never committed an illicit sexual act. Our ministry to homosexuals is not as the sinless ministering to sinners, but as fellow sinners who bear testimony to the reality of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.”
Presented as a compact hardcover, I read through Desire and Deceit rapidly. It provides a concise exploration of modern sexual mores and their Christian rebuttal while remaining charmingly readable. Mohler has been accused of writing in a scholarly voice, but I found his thoughtful reasoning charming. I won’t be adding ‘polymorphous perversity’ to my daily vocabulary anytime soon, but I found his work forthright and delightful to read.