“”If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen,” John said. “He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together. And that is what the Church should be about.””
The “John” quoted is one Sir Elton John, bastion of Christian wisdom and doctrine.
The thing he is talking about is gay marriage, particularly allowing gay priests to marry, I guess.
The argument trying to support gay marriage from the Bible is bizarre to me.
The Bible says homosexuality is a sin. You may not like that, but that’s what it says. There really is no way around it.
Typically, the argument for gay marriage is “well, there’s things in the Bible you do that you shouldn’t, so why can’t we do this?” Which, quite frankly, is one of the stupidest arguments I’ve heard.
Many people use the “Leviticus says it’s a sin, but Leviticus also says not to wear wool and cotton together and you do that, so there.”
To truly answer this objection, one has to study the distinctions between the Old and New Testaments, which most armchair theologians trying to justify their pet sins, aren’t going to do.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh. Everything in the Word is consistent with who Jesus is.
The Bible is against homosexuality in many places, not just Leviticus, and even in the New Testament. Even in Paul’s “treatise on grace,” the book of Romans, says homosexuality is a sin, but furthermore, a sin that shows God has turned people loose in their sin.
Elton John may have a notion of what he thinks love is, but love is not the removal of righteousness.
So, get back honky cat, leave the Bible to those who know what it says, or perhaps educate yourself and then comment on it.