Liberal Christians–an oxymoron, in my view, on a par with land-dwelling trout–always seek this world’s approval and always sacrifice the integrity of God’s Word to get it.
Here’s something I wasn’t aware of until I found it mentioned today in the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. “Contemporary interpreters” have been adding their own words to the Holy Scriptures–to make God’s Word conform to the world and lose its power to transform the world.
Galatians 3:28 says, “In Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, nor male and female.” All are one in Christ: all are equal before the cross.
But “contemporary interpreters,” including “some Christians who support gender neutrality and transgenderism”–what kind of “Christians” are those–have been adding to that verse. In particular, they like to add the words, “neither gay nor straight.” (https://www.christianpost.com/news/lgbt-activists-misusing-bible-verse-galatians-328-neither-male-nor-female-says-ses-prof-nora-hale-170864/)
In doing so, they try to make the Word of God bear false witness against the speaker, God Himself. The Bible condemns homosexual practice in no uncertain terms. It is a sin. Period. It is as if they were to insist that God would bless idolatry.
Corrupting the Scripture is surely a worse sin than homosexual acting-out.
The Law, in the Old Testament, requires false prophets to be put to death.
But we give them power and prestige.
O Lord! Remember that these things are done without our consent, against our will, and over our objections. In Jesus’ name, amen.