‘But “Homosexuality” is Not in the Bible!’

Jun 17, 2019 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: As soon as Adam and Eve disobeyed God, the excuse-making began. And it has been that way ever since. Sinners who love their sin will do everything they can to try to convince themselves and others that their sin is not actually sinful. Every lousy trick in the book is pulled out to justify, excuse and sanitise sin. The Devil is a specialist in all this, and he is a seasoned expert in deceiving millions of people. Indeed, consider the very first recorded words...

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A response to David Gillett ‘Does the Bible Really Say that… Same-Sex Love is Wrong?’

Jun 11, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: In the latest article in the Via Media.News series ‘Does the Bible Really Say that…’ the former Bishop of Bolton, David Gillett, addresses the issue of whether the Bible really views same-sex love as wrong.[1] Bishop Gillett’s argument The starting point for his article is his conviction that ‘unlike in the ancient Near East, we understand that God creates us with different sexual orientations.’ As a consequence, he says, ‘we now approach the Bible with a broader and different...

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Why the Bible is clear about marriage – a response to Martyn Percy

Jun 3, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: In the latest addition to the ‘Does the Bible really…’ series published on the Via Media. News website on 31 May 2019, Professor Martyn Percy addresses the question ‘Does the Bible really… Give us a clear definition of marriage?’[1] Given that this is the question that his article is supposed to be addressing, it is unfortunate that he never gets around to answering it. In his article he explains why he thinks we should not adopt a ‘fundamentalistic’ approach to the Bible,...

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What is the Church of England’s problem with the Bible?

Apr 30, 2019 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: There were two interesting articles in the Church Times last week which illustrated well some of the challenges for the church of reading the Bible. The longer one was an interview with John Barton, former professor at the University of Oxford, following the publication earlier in the year of his book A History of the Bible. At the launch, he explained that his thesis in the book was that “the relation of religion to book is not direct. Problems arise when this is...

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Will we be banning the Commandments soon?

Apr 28, 2019 by

by Peter Mullen, CEN: How long before the Bible becomes a banned book in Britain? And the Prayer Book Holy Communion service will not be far behind – because it includes the Bible’s Ten Commandments, which forbid behaviour enthusiastically approved of by our politically correct, secular and increasingly anti-Christian state. Let me take the Commandments in turn… And God said, Thou shalt have no other gods before me. So God’s word is utterly opposed to our present arrangements that involve a...

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The Ten Commandments revisited: 10. Do Not Covet

Apr 22, 2019 by

from The Conservative Woman: THIS is the final instalment of Dennis Prager’s elucidation of the best moral code ever invented, a repeat of his masterful series on the Ten Commandments that we ran last year. The Tenth Commandment prohibits a thought, not an action. Yes, you may be ambitious for material things. But we must try not to desire the specific things of others. Dennis Prager discusses it here. Watch here  

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