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 After all, he argues, the Bible is full of ancient, outdated thinking which we need to just move beyond.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.
A large portion of the Old Testament is devoted to the Law of Moses and its practice. However, we are told that the Law cannot make anyone righteous (justified) before God (Galatians 2:16). So, what was the purpose of giving the Law and practicing the aspects of it if that did not gain favor with God? Let’s look at what the Apostle Paul wrote on this subject. Continue reading →
Often it seems as though few in our culture know right from wrong anymore. I’m not speaking of knowing what is legal, but rather abiding by an absolute moral code, specifically the Bible.
When the United States was founded, the Bible was revered, church-going was normative, and nearly all of the people (including the vast majority of the founders) were Christian. It is no wonder that many of our founding documents contain principles from the Scriptures. Even those who would debate these facts would have to admit that the founding generation would be shocked at some of the behavior that is tolerated today. To them, most of us would be rude, crude, and socially unacceptable. We’re not totally devoid of our morals, but we are far from where we should be. Without a moral code, a people will drift aimlessly as the Jews did in the book of Judges.
Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Continue reading →