When the Bible Is the Root of Evil



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Living in Sin

This new Bishop and her significant other live in sin daily. When God lays on my heart the sins, I have committed. I repent and try not to commit that sin again. These two woman never repent of their sin and go on to sin every day. I have read the Bible and am I wrong where it talks about this in about 20 places or more that this is sinful. I feel so confused and left the Methodist Church. There is a very strong feeling in my heart that I can't go back. I am praying that the church sees that this is a mistake. They need to read the Bible again.

Shirley Baustian 45 days ago


Perhaps you are confused.

The OT does not condemn lesbianism but rather only make gay sex. This is because, even by the opinion of the most ultra-Orthodox rabbis, the prohibition against males having sex has nothing to do with homosexuality, per se. Remember: the concept of homosexuality, as it exists today, was unknown back then. Please read up on this, as we don't have space to go into this here.

Jesus said absolutely nothing about homosexuality.

The NT statements against homosexuality exists only in the Pauline works. Note that only seven of the thirteen Pauline letters were actually written by Paul.

And then we must ask ourselves: Were those NT statements part of the original text, or were they added later by scribes seeking to address their own personal beliefs and concerns? We know for a fact that scribes often did this.

Ben 43 days ago

It is certainly the #1 Excuse

For the reprehensible behavior of our right-wing brethren, at least their interpretation of it is.

George Nixon Shuler 46 days ago


I look forward to the day the United Methodist Church finally decides to extend me the Love of Christ.

I've waited fifty years.

Ben 46 days ago


Nothing new here; it's the same old story about someone who lives in sin and then blames the Bible when anyone calls it sin.

Buddy Whatley 47 days ago


Do you eat pork, crab, shrimp, or other nonkosher foods? Wear garments made of a wool/linen mix? Those are Biblical 'abominations'. Let he without sin cast the first stone.

Ben 46 days ago

Root of Evil

The Bible is the root of all evil and The United Methodist Church is a manifestation of that evil. That got me to the end of page one of this article and that was as far as I got.

Kevin 47 days ago

Notable Quotes

Zach Hoag"These are apocalyptic times for American Christianity, in the literal sense that they are revealing times. The decline of Christian faith in the U.S. is, I believe in part, a result of this revelation. There is a deep compromise with the wealth, power and violence of the empire at work in the church in our "In another sense, though, I remain hopeful and resolute. Despite the percentage of evangelicals who voted for and support Trump, I believe we are witnessing the last angry gasps of a perspective that is coming to a necessary end as a dominant force in American society."

– Zach Hoag, author of "The Light Is Winning: Why Religion Just Might Bring Us Back to Life," interviewed by Jonathan Merritt for Religion News Service.

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