Monday, August 10, 2015

Postiff: You can’t cherry pick your theology

From Detroit-

The Episcopal Church’s recent approval of weddings for gay couples continues the rapid societal shift regarding marriage. Some welcome the change as long overdue, while others lament society’s regression into immorality.

Progressives make a seemingly compelling argument that traditional Christian belief is terribly inconsistent. For example, the church is inconsistent in its acceptance of some practices (divorce) while it rejects others (homosexuality). Christians conveniently ignore some Bible laws, e.g. that slavery is acceptable (Exodus 21:7), Sabbath-breaking is a capital offense (Exodus 35:2), and touching a pigskin makes one unclean (Leviticus 11:7-8). Yet they doggedly insist that homosexuality is a sin (Lev 18:22). Why such “cherry picking”?

The accusation sounds compelling. However, it is weak. Here’s why.

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1 comment:

JCF said...

Translation: "Don't cherry-pick your way, cherry-pick MY way!"