I was reading one of the blogs that I lurk on and I saw a post from the author on Christians and Homosexuality. It was so full of biblical and category errors that I honestly think I know what the author meant, but I cannot even be sure what it would look like because the author is so far removed from making coherent, biblical sense. Here’s a choice quote (talking about homosexuals):
We will debate the few biblical texts that are relevant to homosexuality for a few years yet [and we should], but the overwhelming weight of the biblical narrative, indeed the very core of the Gospel message is that God loves and accepts people unconditionally, especially those on the margins.
Stop and consider that for a moment. That’s what I call the “liberal lobotomy”; it’s where you simply toss out self-contradictory words to describe your self-contradictory ideas about something and hope nobody asks any questions because you have some $0.02 biblical allusion in there somewhere (i.e. toss in “God is love” and people will be afraid to say anything because who in their right mind would doubt that God is love, right?).
The author is essentially saying “we’ll debate the passages that directly address the issue of homosexuality and marriage, but the passages that don’t directly address the issue are the ones that will define the range of acceptable interpretations”. So, the plain and clear meaning of 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 is somehow overthrown by the “overwhelming weight of the biblical narrative”, which is usually shorthand for “whatever idea is en vogue in my circle”. That’s not Christian thinking and it’s not even in the same area code as responsible biblical exegesis. True Christians have been fighting the en vogue ideas from the very beginning of the church (temple prostitution, idolatry, gnosticism, etc.).
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “No, I won’t link to it” Unger