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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

DaveZ2 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:05 AM
In the Torah - Bible, if you will, there is a year of Jubilee, every seven years, I think, where all Jews owning slaves must free them. That makes the slaves approved by God simply indentured servants on a 7 year contract. God obviously does and did disapprove of slavery as we know it.
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...