The most surprising quote comes from Walter Brueggemann, who can fairly be described as the dean of Old Testament studies in this country. When asked about same-sex marriage, he says, well, let me give you the lead up: --The great Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, emeritus professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, quotes the apostle Paul when he looks for biblical support of gay marriage: "There is neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Jesus Christ. Read the rest of the article, entitled "Our Mutual Joy" here.
The process of this disintegration began in earnest before her watch when the denomination appointed an openly homosexual bishop and that is now accelerating to breakneck speed. This is the argument that prohibitions against homosexual activity in the Bible may be safely ignored as morally irrelevant because some of those prohibitions appear in Leviticus, which also contains other material we think morally irrelevant. I pointed out that the two texts in Leviticus that specifically condemn same-sex acts are sandwiched in specific passages focused on what even Newsweek editors would hopefully consider highly immoral, socially deviant behaviors.
Religious proponents of gay marriage routinely ignore or twist the major arguments in Scripture and philosophy against homosexual practice. Robert A. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Newsweek has declared war on marriage. Peter Sprigg, collaborated in preparing this rebuttal. Abraham, Jacob, David, Solomon and the kings of Judah and Israel-all these fathers and heroes were polygamists.
In a matter of days, more than 40, readers responded to our Dec. Below, a sample of the responses from both sides. In "Our Mutual Joy" Dec.
Her basic argument is that God really isn't against loving, monogamous homosexual relationships, and Bible-believing folks should support marriage for same-sex couples. She argues that Jesus would in fact reach out to gays and lesbians, for - quoting her friend who is a priest - "Jesus does not want people to be lonely and sad. Unfortunately, Ms.
On the Newsweek website, there were comments galore. Many hundreds. On talk radio, and in the blogosphere, there were plenty of critics.
It seems like there a lot of striving going on in all areas of life to bring society to reflect the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, just before they were destroyed. What a great perversion has Satan devised and how many people who are in darkness fall for it. May God help us and keep us awake and ever watchful. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Last week, Newsweek's cover story on the biblical case for gay marriage resonated on TV stations, throughout the blogosphere, and in the inboxes of many NEWSWEEK employees as Christians and nonbelievers alike sounded off on the editorial decision to run the story. Of the tens of thousands of letters we received, some argued that the Bible clearly proscribes homosexuality, while others applauded author Lisa Miller's argument on such a controversial subject. But many expressed a desire for a deeper exploration of the subject—a conversation among biblical scholars on both sides of the divide.