Keith Mascord, an Anglican pastor in Australia, wrote an opinion piece entitled “The Bible is the true prejudice in Christian opposition to marriage equality”.
When I read the title, my response was “Yes, that’s true.” But he uses the article to argue that Christians basically need to get over the Bible’s opposition and just accept that same-sex marriage is okay. After all, he argues, the Bible is full of ancient, outdated thinking which we need to just move beyond. And science and experience has shown it to be full of misinformation. Wow! This is news to me. The Bible has been around a long time and has been attacked and critiqued by many. Yet it has survived. The reason is that it is God’s Word. It has been shown to be true time after time. This sets it apart from every other religious text.
So here’s a fun challenge to you. Read Keith Mascord’s article and every time you read “same sex marriage”, “marriage equality”, “homosexuality”, and the like, substitute another concept or practice that the Bible condemns such as “murder”, “pride”, or “adultery”. I don’t think this man realizes that what he is doing is removing any biblical basis for morality.
In addition, if the Bible is wrong about homosexuality and other things, how can we trust it in other areas, like salvation?! Should we all just become atheists, agnostics, or perhaps universalists because the literary basis for our faith has been destroyed? I think not.
Psalm 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Christians determine truth and error, right and wrong, moral and immoral by the Bible. So yes, we are prejudiced by what God’s Word says. That is our standard for truth.