The Bible, Slavery and Same Sex Marriage

Here’s a couple of helpful resources in light of the current discussion regarding same sex marriage.

 

Shellfish, Slavery and Same-Sex Marriage: How Not to Read the Bible, by Glenn Davies

In recent days a number of strange claims have been made about slavery and shellfish in the Bible. The line normally goes something like this: although the Bible prohibits God’s people from eating shellfish and also endorses slavery, we can disregard these ethical instructions because we have come of age and can see things differently …

 

John Dickson on Same Sex Relationships, from the Centre for Public Christianity

In this three part interview, John Dickson explains the Bible’s teaching when it comes to Same Sex Relationships. …

 

PM Misrepresents the Bible, from The Briefing

Last night, on a serious Australian current affairs program, Q&A, our current serving Prime Minister, a self-professed Christian, grossly caricatured the Bible.

A pastor questioned the PM’s change of mind on same-sex marriage, pointing out that Jesus says, “A man shall leave his father and mother and be married”—summarising Matthew 19:4-6—and asked why someone calling himself a Christian does not believe the words of Jesus in the Bible. …

 

Why the Arguments for Gay Marriage are Persuasive, from the Gospel Coalition

Given the assumptions and patterns of thinking our culture has embraced in the last fifty years, the case for gay marriage is relatively easy to make and the case against it makes increasingly little sense. … I don’t think the arguments for gay marriage are biblically faithfully, logically persuasive, or good for human flourishing in the long run, but they are almost impossible to overcome with most Americans, especially in younger generations. …

Bill Forgeard is the Interim Pastor at Lakeshore Church. You can read his bio and find contact options under the "The Team" section of the About menu.

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