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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

p18 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:17 AM
Yes, Marcion did in the 3rd or 4th century. The only problem is, Jesus didn't. In fact, He did the opposite. Why would a perfect God write a Testament only to retract it later? Perhaps we have something to learn from Him and not the other way around. Or are we so culturally imperialistic that we'll stand in judgment of ancient societies that we know little of and comprehend less? So who gets to judge us?
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...