My brother, like myself, was a strong proponent for Prop 8 (and as the legal fight continues remains so). On his blog, or facebook, or myspace–something–a friend of his posted the comment ‘F… the Bible’ in reaction to my brother’s defense that the Bible condemns the practice of gay marriage (or gay anything for that matter).
“F… the Bible’ is a strong comment. It comes from someone who doesn’t recognise the foundation upon which Western society is built. The Bible is more than just the bestselling book of all time, it is the moral foundation upon which our society was laid. And, to all those who look, is what kept the world relatively pure for so many years. As we fall away from discipleship to Christ and, as my brother’s friend said, ‘F… the Bible,’ our society will follow. The fact we even had to vote on Prop 8 shows way too many people are saying ‘F… the Bible.’
And sadly too many Churches are saying the same thing. Churches that use the Bible each week during their sermons are saying ‘F… the Bible’ because they aren’t willing to stand up for what it teaches. They piddle away the blunt passages in Exodus, Romans (really blunt in the Greek), and Corinthian as mistranslated, unimportant, or ‘hatespeech.’
Funny that this book which has given the moral guidance to our society is being decried as ‘hatespeech.’ Stranger still that a 20th century word is used to devalue the most important book in Christian history–and it’s working.
Now is the time for those who are disciples of Christ to stand for what they believe, what the scriptures teach, and face whatever persecution comes. We only stand for morality, for life, for our Saviour.
Speaking of the times in which we live, Jesus prophesied:
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
So where do you stand? Will you endure? or will you succumb? There are only two choices.