Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lutheran Satire -- Knowing what Christians actually believe and teach

Recently, I have seen several attempts at smearing the Christian Church about its beliefs--suggesting that we pick and choose the parts of the Bible we like and that we ignore the parts we don't and dismiss the parts that are inconvenient.

For example, Christians stand on the word of God when we say that marriage is a life-long union of one man and one woman (e.g., Matthew 19:4-6), and that any sex outside of this union is a sin and a perversion of God's gifts of sex and marriage (e.g., Hebrews 13:4).

Critics say that if we cling to God's condemnation of homosexual behavior in Leviticus 18:22 (it's also in Romans 1:26-27 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10), then we also are to follow God's condemnations of unclean foods and condemn ourselves when we eat bacon and ham (Leviticus 11:1-7), or that we condemn ourselves when we wear clothing which is made with a poly-cotton blend (Leviticus 19:19), and so on.

While such things can be refuted with several more paragraphs of script from me, I will refer to you Lutheran Satire which makes enough points to do the job.  These 6 or so minutes will also be more entertaining than my typing.  [Spoiler alert: We don't live under the Old Testament covenant anymore.]

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