"Gay Bible" instantly reverses thousands of years of biblical understanding?

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"Gay Bible" instantly reverses thousands of years of biblical understanding?

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New Gay Bible Prevents Homophobic Misinterpretation of Key Verses; Titled The Queen James Bible

“The Queen James Bible addresses those controversial verses by editing them very slightly for interpretive clarity. The edits all confirm that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and therefore renders such interpretations impossible.”

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When in disagreement, simply

When in disagreement, simply rewrite the Bible - a la JWs and Mormons.

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Their changes are listed

Their changes are listed here: http://queenjamesbible.com/gay-bible/

 

For some strange reason they completely missed Matthew 19:4-6. I'd be interested in hearing them try to explain that one.

 

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wdlowry wrote: Their changes

wdlowry wrote:

Their changes are listed here: http://queenjamesbible.com/gay-bible/

 

For some strange reason they completely missed Matthew 19:4-6. I'd be interested in hearing them try to explain that one.

 

Did they change Genesis 1-3?

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Ah, the power of human reason - and self deception/justification

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Genesis 19:5

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. (KJV)

We side with most Bible scholars who understand the story of Sodom and Gomorra to be about bullying strangers. Strangers were not well-treated or well-regarded at the time of Bible (hence so much of the Word urging the love and acceptance of others).

We know Lot asks that the men do not “know” the angel visitors “wickedly,” (Genesis 19:7), in other words “brutally,” which we understand to mean “rape.” We know from Leviticus that one is not allowed to have sex with a beast, and angels are not human. Plus, the passage mentions the men of the city; Obviously women and children aren’t going to be invited to a dominating and public rape, but we know there were women and children in Sodom because Lot had daughters. Rapes such as this one are common between men in prison; they aren’t sexual acts, they are power-dominating acts.

Therefore, we changed the verse to the following:

Genesis 19:5

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may rape and humiliate them. (QJV) (Page 21)

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QJVO

The QJVO movement!  They twist the Scriptures to their own destruction.  Interestingly, Douglas Moo as one of the key contributors to the 2011 NIV put special effort into assuring that the key passages on homosexuality could not be misinterpreted.

Pastor Mike Harding

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Original Languages

This foolishness illustrates the need to be familiar with the original languages. I am very anxious to get started on Greek and Hebrew in Seminary; I haven't tackled them yet. I find myself laughing at the QJV justification for changing verses, but handicapped from responding adequately because I don't know any Greek or Hebrew. 

TylerR is the Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Divernon, Il. He blogs here