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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

Chries Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:37 AM
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s standard. Romans 6:23 - The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 5:8 - God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 10:9-10, 13 - If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 8:1 - So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. That's what Romans says about homosexuality and all other sins. Happy Easter.
Big O7 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 11:36 AM
Yeah, but there MUST be a loop-hole in there somewhere. Maybe I'll come up with a Queen James Bible to take out the "bad" parts, or twist the clear teaching into saying the opposite, or merely re-define the word "marriage" to alter reality, or equate this sin with the civil rights movement, or call anyone who disagrees with me a "homophobe", or bring up the red herring that heterosexuals sin, too. If these all fail, I'll just put my hands over my ears and hum louldly.
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...