I can never stop posting this. The narrow minded bible fanatics that just look at one small thing in the bible then feed the world with their hate over it. At the same time they ignore all the other silly laws made by man they claimed were made by god. These gif’s say it all.
This made me smile so much. I looove this.
I feel like I got to re-blog and respond to this because it’s being re-posted over and over like it’s some kind of resounding smack-down on a Biblical worldview.
It’s really not. What it shows is a self important ignorance of scripture and the actual context of these statements. Over and over in the New Testament, Christ and later the Apostle Paul explains that the Old Testament law listed above was for the Old Testament Jewish nation, not every single person on the face of the planet. Christians are not required or expected to follow the stipulations of Old Testament law.
Similarly, both Christ and Paul make the point that the Law of Moses was in many ways a concession to a different time and place, and an admittedly broken one at that. The ancient world was a different place with different priorities and some things that seem draconian non-sense to us today were often protections for the individuals in question.
Any scholar in any field knows that context is required to make true judgement on anything, be it a book of poetry or a collection of single celled organisms.
None of this is to say that the Bible does not say homosexual acts are a sin. It does. New Testament and Old Testament. But so is pride. And telling a lie. And hatred. And a hundred other things I and other Christians do every day. I and any honest follower of Christ is no less a sinner in need of Jesus than any person we meet on the street.
I’ll probably lose followers over this, and I’m sorry if that’s the case. This needed to be said. Truth is truth.