Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Newsweek: Bible OK with same-sex 'marriage'

Newsweek's religion editor has written a story suggesting there's no biblical prohibition against homosexual "marriage" and actually quite a bit of scripture that supports it.

In her article, Lisa Miller claims that "traditional marriage," as currently defined by moral and social conservatives today, did not exist in biblical times. "First, while the Bible and Jesus say many important things about love and family, neither explicitly defines marriage as between one man and one woman," she writes. "And second, as the examples above illustrate, no sensible modern person wants marriage -- theirs or anyone else's -- to look in its particulars anything like what the Bible describes."

She had previously cited Abraham's adultery with his concubine Hagar as well as Jacob's two wives, with whom he had his sons, the leaders of the twelve tribes of Israel. OneNewsNow turned to Matt Barber at Liberty Counsel for his assessment. "This is biblical relativism on steroids," he contends. "You know, scripture says woe to those who call evil good and good evil, and I say woe to Newsweek for even printing this drivel."

He adds that the notion that the Bible somehow condones or approves homosexuality, much less so-called same-sex marriage, is patently absurd and borders on blasphemy.

"Christ was very clear as to marriage. He said it is between a man and a woman," Barber points out. "The Apostle Paul in the New Testament points out that homosexuality is one of the sexual sins among which, if people engage in that sin, they cannot, quote, 'inherit the kingdom of God.'"

Barber adds that the Newsweek article represents biblical revisionism.


No comments: