With gay marriage now legal throughout the United States, it’s important that Christians understand how to navigate these waters in biblically loving and biblically true ways.
I think it’s important to start out by briefly explaining why the Bible is so important to Christians (or at least, is supposed to be). The Bible is where we learn specifically who God is, how to be saved, and how to follow God. It is from God and is about God. If you take the Bible away, all you are left with is a bunch of different people’s different opinions–and what authority does an opinion really have in the eternal scheme of things? So the problem for Christians when one piece of the Bible is called untrue is that it undermines the authoritative foundation of the entire thing. If God got the part wrong about homosexuality, then who’s to say he got the part right about Jesus’ resurrection or how to be saved? I wrote more about this specific conundrum a few months back when I was critiquing Rob Bell’s Love Wins book.
A Christian’s Guide to Gay Marriage:
1. The Bible says that homosexual practice/action is a sin, not homosexual attraction/orientation
A Christian can be gay, with the definition of “gay” being “attracted to the same sex,” and not be sinning. Continue Reading…