Archive for September, 2018

Redeeming Scripture.

Posted: September 3, 2018 in Opinion



I’ve not written for ages. I know. But this was very moving.

Last night at the LGBTI group I’m part of we were studying scripture. We read one verse, it wasn’t even one of the 5 verses used normally to condemn us. There was a silence, you could cut it with a knife. “This verse was used to condemn me”, said one of the group members, I felt the same. We looked though again at the verse and found out that actually, in reality it was not a verse made to condemn but to encourage.

It’s not only LGBTI people who feel condemned sometimes by people misusing scripture. My rule of thumb is this, the two most important commandments, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbour as yourself. If there is any teaching that goes against those things – then it’s not right. So people misusing scripture to condemn others just destroys faith and pushes people away from God.

Jesus complained at the Pharisees and called them whitewashed tombs, shutting the doors of the Kingdom of Heaven in their faces. Many Christians are still doing this. So let’s open some doors and welcome people in and point them to Jesus.