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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

Chicken George Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 1:54 AM
Jerome: like AliveinHim wrote: where doe any rational person begin with you? Yes the Bible addresses every issue you mentioned because it was meant to cover the entire spectrum of human life; which is a testament to its completeness. Without this transcendent voice where does man turn to find morality and universal order? To you; or people like you? Where does many turn to for the faith to keep living in a world of evil, tragedy, pain, heartache, sickness and death? If you stand by your statements,then give us some answers. Tell us. The world has been waiting for your answer for thousands of years. If your answers make sense then we will throw that Bible away and follow you.
With Easter approaching and the Astroturf groundswell for same-sex marriage at its apex, I thought I'd put in a plug for the Bible, whose integrity and timeless principles are under increasing assault in our culture.

In fact, what sparked this column was a warning by a nationally prominent Republican to his party that it ought not go "Old Testament" and oppose same-sex marriage.

I don't want to turn this column into a rant about same-sex marriage, but I cite this example to illustrate a common tendency to bifurcate the Old Testament and the New Testament and to paint Jesus Christ as a...