This happened to me yesterday and I’ve been mulling it over in my mind for a while.
The article started of well… it started off about acceptance and trying to solve bullying and how it’s leading more and more people to look at taking their own lives as a way out. The article spoke about people who were likely to be bullied and highlighted gays, fat people and Muslim… it also spoke about how the kids learn from the adults in their lives.
I was saying in my mind… YES, YES YES…
As Christians we should love everyone, we should embrace other peoples culture, we should be against boundaries that divide our communities… YES, YES, YES…
But then… was ruined… in these couple of sentences.
“…we don’t believe that homosexuality is a sin. Your parents are Christians who believe that the Bible is inspired by God, just like people are. And since the Bible is a living thing, it is in its very nature to evolve toward becoming more loving. We are to interact with it, to interpret it with our minds and hearts and souls.”
Wait… hold on?
It’s in the Bibles very nature to evolve toward becoming more loving?
So let me get this right… the Bible changes, depending on how the culture changes?
My wife Emma commented on it by saying “That’s like saying… it’s OK not to obey your parents, just because cultures changed or it’s OK that you are an compulsive liar, because you’re nice…”
I think we’ve got it all round the wrong way…
The Word is unchanging…
“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
I can’t imagine God creating everything making laws… for him to go “heck what was I thinking… lets just change that to suit you”
You see lets not fool ourselves…
The Gospel doesn’t change because our culture changes.
We change because the Gospel is constant.
We’re not smart enough to change The Bible… we’re far to selfish for that…
I’m thankful that the Bible is constant… it’s stable… it NEVER changes.
(If you want to read the article I read click HERE)
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