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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

pragmaticapitalist Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:08 AM
Actually, most Bible scholars believe that Rev 14:4 is referring to the remnant of Israel (144k or 12k from each of the 12 tribes) left from the tribulation period. The rapture of Christians is believed to be referred to in Rev 7:9: "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands";
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...