Can you suggest reliable, sound Bible commentaries which are not anti-gay?
MacArthur New Testament Commentary
Most modern Bible commentaries tend to be anti-gay when dealing with the clobber passages and marriage. Those which are not anti-gay often tend to be more theologically liberal, which is not a good thing. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary set pictured below, in spite of being anti-gay, is one of the best sets since it covers every passage so thoroughly. It is conservative and scholarly but very readable and also has excellent cultural, historical and linguistic insights on the text.
The twelve volume set, Expositor's Bible Commentary,
from Zondervan, is a good conservative evangelical commentary. While it provides little insight on the true meaning of the clobber passages, it has excellent info on the rest of scripture. It is difficult to find as a set since it is out of print right now so I've linked to the five volume New Testament commentary which is well worth purchasing.
Gay Christians must be wise as serpents, harmless as doves. We learn to use available resources and filter out anti-gay opinions from the truthful content. Much as a cow must learn to ignore brambles and weeds to focus on clover and grass, so gay Christians learn to recognize truth and error as we read and study Bible commentaries. Knowing what the Bible says helps us differentiate truth from error in Bible commentaries.
There are some good evangelical commentaries on the whole Bible which are not as anti-gay as modern commentaries. The good theologically conservative Bible commentaries tend to be older (written several hundred years ago) but now available online for FREE. I recommend excellent online resources like these, Blue Letter Bible,
to study the Hebrew and Greek words of the Bible, to see what other translations say and for their excellent FREE online Bible commentaries. You will find many helpful online Bible study resources including commentaries by:
Matthew Henry - on the entire Bible
John Gill - on the entire Bible
Adam Clarke - on the entire Bible
Albert Barne's New Testament Notes
C.I. Scofield's Notes
A.T. Robertson's Word Pictures in the Greek New Testament and more.
Buy a good study Bible
One of the most helpful things you can do for your Christian life is to purchase a good Study Bible. The explanatory notes, the cross references and language insights plus cultural and historical information and maps will revolutionize your Bible study and your Christian life. If you're tired of being ignorant of the Bible, do something about it. Buy a good study Bible and use it every day. Here are my Study Bible suggestions
and here are two helpful study Bibles.Imitation Leather - NKJV
Premium Calfskin Leather - ESV
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