Friday, August 15, 2008

Jesus was pretty clear that divorce and remarriage was tantamount to adultery

From: Queers in the pulpit - oh my!

The larger body of Presbyterian USA is trying to remove language from the Book of Order that currently prevents active homosexuals from becoming ordained. I am all for the removal of the language and here's why: homosexuality is not a moral issue. Evidence supports that sexuality is influenced more by biology than anything else. Biology trumps the Bible, in my opinion. The people who wrote the Christian Bible had no idea of genetics. They didn't even know the earth was round. And if people today still insist on dragging up scripture to support their hate inspired-views, then nobody who is divorced should be ordained, either. Jesus was pretty clear that divorce and remarriage was tantamount to adultery - and the penalty for adultery then was death by stoning. If everyone took THAT seriously then half the Presbyterian church would be stoning the other half to death at any given moment and place.
(You can read the rest of it here, as well as from the link above.)

So, shall we let the stoning begin, or shall we continue this "debate?"

Remember, the Bible even commands it: Leviticus 20:10: "If a man commits adultery with another man's wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death."

1 comment:

More Christ Like said...

Leslie McFall has an interesting way to deal with the so-called exception clause in Matthew 19:9 that some hold allows for divorce and remarriage in the case of marriage unfaithfulness.

He has written a 43 page paper that reviews the changes in the Greek made by Erasmus that effect the way Matthew 19:9 has been translated. I reviewed McFall's paper at Except For Fornication Clause of Matthew 19:9. I would love to hear some feedback on this position.

I also have list of good conservative articles on the subject of Divorce and Remarriage.