I have confessed before that I sometimes use a random Bible verse generator to be sure that I work with verses from all over Scripture. Today, by what might be regarded as a providential controlling of the software, a la Pro 16.33, considering the SCOTUS ruling last Friday, the first verse to appear from the click was 1 Cor 6.9. So let’s get the whole thought by adding verses 10 and 11 as well. Continue reading

Did Jesus during his lifetime and in his personal teaching omit any mention of homosexuality, as supporters of the homosexual lifestyle argue? Does his failure to condemn it explicitly constitute his approval?

An article by G. Thomas Hobson, published 2008 in the Spanish journal Filología Neotestamentaria, was posted online today: “aselgeia in Mark 7:22“. Continue reading

The Anglican Dean of St Albans, Jeffrey John, says he’s in favor of gay marriage, “I’m sure God is too.” Sounds like some of my brethren and a lot of other religious folk: I like instrumental music (or fill in the blank), so God must like it. What pleases me must please God.

There are so many things wrong with such thinking, it’s hard to know where to start. Continue reading

The 2 million member Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the latest mainline Protestant denomination to implode on sexual standards. On May 10, Presbyterians in Minneapolis became the needed 87th local presbytery to vote for deleting the denomination’s expectation for ministers and elders of “fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.”

These Presbyterians now join the United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in adopting a liberalized policy of permitting clergy to be sexually active outside heterosexual marriage. Among the larger (and historically liberal) mainline Protestant denominations, only the United Methodist Church, with 7.7 million U.S. members, still officially prohibits clergy sexually active outside traditional marriage.

via Another Mainline Implosion – By Mark Tooley – The Corner – National Review Online.

The slide continues among old mainline Protestants, to allow for homosexuality.