New Testament Culture open to loose interpratation
Very loose it seems
“Christianity exalted the status of women far beyond the culture of the New Testament times.” – Pastor Steve Cornell
That was said in the comment section when I asked about his views on the mysogonistic teachings in the Bible
The original post can be found here.
Interesting statement from someone who uses the “culture of the New Testament times” to uphold his Anti-Gay beliefs.
Taking a few lines from the Bible as “evidence” that God is against homosexuality while “exalting” women above the mysogonistic Commands presented in that same Bible.I’m a little confused because…
This is taken LITERALLY
I Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV)
“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
Yet THIS is deemed “cultural” moorings and simply disregarded.
Ephesians 5:22-24 (NIV)
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
1 Corinthians 14:34-35 (NIV)
34 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.
1 Timothy 2:11-14 (NIV)
11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
Which is it? Are the teachings in the New testament to be taken with a grain of salt, as that was a diferent time and place and we are growing beyond those old “cultural” philosphies? Or do we stick with the “Word” and practice what is written to the Letter?
If we do re-interprate the verses from the Bible from a more Modern view, then how can one justify using those Old cutural prejiduces to uphold one opinion while ignoring them as they relate to another?
And Who gets to decide which ones are to be re-interpretaed and which not?