…………………………..I heard about this at Pastor Silva’s informative website called Appraising Ministries. Here is his take on this new “Bible.” And here is where you can see how Amazon described this “gay Bible.”
Here is part of the book description:
“The Queen James Bible seeks to resolve interpretive ambiguity in the Bible as it pertains to homosexuality: We edited those eight verses in a way that makes homophobic interpretations impossible.”
In other words, the Queen James bible (can’t use the capital B anymore) has found a way to explain away the (at least) 8 places where the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin.
I was listening to a roundtable political discussion on TV the other night and the consensus seemed to be that, with cases pending at the Supreme Court, gay marriage will eventually be the law from coast to coast as it is in Canada. They (conservative and liberal) all thought the Defense of Marriage Act will be gone soon.
There is a higher court than the U.S. Supreme Court.
It is not on planet earth.
Christians are to love the sinner and hate the sin. We are all sinners, but we are not to continue in a sinful lifestyle.
Here are four verses that will have to be explained away:
- Lev. 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”
- Lev. 20:13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them”
- 1 Cor. 6:9-10, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
- Rom. 1:26-28, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.”
I found these four verses in a good essay on homosexuality by Matt Slick here.
This “bible” is another sign of the times in which we live.
Thank God for His unconditional love. It is a love that can release us from the bondage of sin.