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Newsweek Story Claims The Bible Supports Homosexual Marriage

The cover story for an upcoming issue of Newsweek magazine says the NEWSWEEK DECEMBER 15 COVERBible supports homosexual marriage. It is a blatant work of propaganda and distortion which uses the strategy of the “big lie” shamelessly. Newsweek senior editor and religion columnist, Lisa Miller, writes the article titled “Our Mutual Joy.” The appeal of Miller’s article is dependent upon the premise that most people are ignorant of the Scriptures and don’t know how to read them.

Chelsea Schilling of WorldNetDaily writes:

The piece calls California’s passage of a ban on same-sex marriage “full-scale war, with religious-rhetoric slinging to match” and claims the Bible and Jesus never “explicitly defines marriage as between a man and a woman.” Furthermore, it states, “Jesus never mentions homosexuality, but he roundly condemns divorce. . . .”

In a radio interview posted on the Newsweek website, Miller said the dispute between religious conservatives and same-sex marriage advocates lies in how people choose to interpret scripture.

“The split is in how you read the Bible,” she said. “Do you read the Bible as the inerrant, handed-down word of God at a certain time? Or do you look at the Bible as living history inspired, perhaps by God, but changeable, open to interpretation?”

Miller’s conclusions, of course, depend upon the Bible not being inspired by God; that its meaning can change with the times and culture; and that its truth is relevant only to individual interpretation which may be different from one person to another. In other words, whatever the Bible is – it is not authoritative truth.

Miller distorts the meaning and context of the verses of Scripture she uses to support her case while ignoring such verses as:

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, ESV)

“Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.” (1 Timothy 1:8-11, ESV)

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth . . . Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. . . . For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” (Romans 1:18-27, ESV)

Do not allow this Newsweek article to deceive you. God’s truth is absolute and for all times, places, and people. Call on the Lord to help you read and understand the Bible. Remember that: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV)

One Response

  1. I am a resident of India. I am aware that a majority of Americans follow the teachings of the Bible. The behaviour of the American intelligentsia and Hollywood personalities gives the impression, however, that the USA is a nation which looks the other way while the clear teachings of the Bible are distorted in the guise of liberalism and political correctness.


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