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Is the Bible Outdated?

Support Equality with a Smile Meme – Is the Bible Outdated? Part Two

imageLet me begin by saying if this meme were true it would be a damning condemnation of the Bible believing Christian churches, cherry picking which parts of the Bible to hold onto and which didn’t matter. But as you will see, that turns out to be one gigantic if. This meme sounds great and is at face value, a very powerful read, but this meme doesn’t know it’s scripture. In this meme, there are completely false statements, misleading statements, and a bout of Biblical gymnastics of epic proportions.

Before I show how laughable this pastor’s Bible knowledge truly is, let me again state, that Christians should love and show kindness to homosexuals. Christian’s unkind acts toward homosexuals is a deep dark sin. A Christian can show compassion without compromising God’s word.  All men and women regardless of how much or how little sin or of any lifestyle choice has value in the eyes of God, and are loved by God.

The first line of this meme is true. Homosexuality is a sin according to several verses in the Bible. Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-28, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:10, if you wish to read a few. Again, I hope my previous articles that I have written show that I do care for and will minister to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) community, but there isn’t a Biblical case to be made that homosexuality is a lifestyle that God’s word supports. Continue reading

Eye for an Eye – Is the Bible Outdated? Part 1

In all of the hullabaloo in the aftermath over the Supreme Court’s decision to state Marriage Equality is a Constitutional Right, the Bible has come under attack. I have read several articles including several from pastors stating the Bible is outdated. It cannot be applied in a modern world. As one news reporter stated to a pastor, “Don’t you think it’s time that the Bible is dragged into modern times?” These attacks are centered around several passages. These attacks attempt to make people who believe the Bible is a word from God appear as foolish ignoramuses that do not know anything about the book they they claim to follow. I feel I need to respond to these criticisms to show that we Bible believers do in fact know a little about the good book.

This will be the first in a series of responses to these criticisms. Before I begin, I want to be clear on a few things. First, I know the Bible has been used a weapon against many, and Bible believers have used God’s word in very cruel ways. That is sin. I am not defending God’s word to sharpen my weapon against anyone or any group. I just want you to know why I do believe the Bible is a word from God and is not outdated for our “modern” times.

As you will see, most attacks on Scripture are pulled way out of context and used in ways that was never intended. By the way, Christians are just as good at pulling Scripture out of context too and using it for their ends instead of God’s.

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