When anyone reads the Bible, it must be considered as a whole (Isaiah 28:13) and is not subject to what we feel about a issue (2 Peter 1:20). We have been given the Bible as an instruction manual so that we can discern right from wrong and not be led astray (Isaiah 5:20; 9:16). The scriptures are timeless and very clear on this subject (see below).
Support for same-sex marriage is at an all time high – even among white evangelicals and it’s due to a generational shift, according to a new study from Pew Research Center.
Their poll shows that 47 percent of…those born after 1964..favor gay marriage, compared with 26 percent…those born between 1928 and 1964.
Rodgers said her views shifted because she saw another way of interpreting the Bible.
“When pastors and leaders begin to come out (as LGBT affirming), people are going to move. They just need permission,” she said. “It gives people …permission to say, ‘I feel that way, too.’ ”
“Many contemporary interpreters of the Bible hold to a view of marriage — that it is simply about love between any two people, regardless of their sex,” he said.
Dr. Hill points to key passages in the Bible that speak to homosexuality: Genesis 1:27, 19:5, Leviticus 18:22, Galatians 5:16, Romans 1:26-27, 29-31, and 1 Corinthians. 6:9-10.
“Many contemporary readers of the Bible are trying to find ways to say that the Bible’s prohibitions against same-sex sexual behavior are culturally limited and not universally applicable….”