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Sexuality and Scripture: What Else Does the Bible Have to Say?
Dear Renew Network, By now, you most likely have heard that the Western Jurisdiction elected Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian to the episcopacy. I want to thank the Renew Network for your response to the Good News statement concerning the crisis this action has escalated. This action is a serious breach of the covenant that holds the United Methodist Church together. I think a word needs to be said about how we as a church got to this place. We have been at a crossroads for some time. Our official UMC sexual ethic has remained unchanged and rooted in an understanding of scripture that has been clear for thousands of years. Let me give you an example….
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I remarked that the study was designed to help the church accept not only the practice of homosexuality, but also a sexual ethic that would eliminate any scriptural boundaries on sexual practice other than consent and safety. This concerned me greatly because not only is this new sexual ethic unbiblical, it is particularly harmful to women and children, works counterproductively to ending sex trafficking, and encourages prostitution and pornography. For many of us it is confusing and difficult. Faye Short is no stranger to the Renew Network; she founded and faithfully served as President of Renew for 20 years. She has a keen eye for distinguishing biblical truth from revisionist interpretations that lead to tragic consequences in the lives of us all. Renew is grateful to her for her clear analysis and strong words of warning for the women of the United Methodist Church. Brubaker — a study authorized by the national office of United Methodist Women for use at the local, district and conference levels in UMW or Mission U events.
Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar", Proverbs "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away", the Lord Jesus speaking at Matthew Notice the emphasized words "complete" and "thoroughly equipped" there. There is nothing pertaining to the Christian's faith and life that is not addressed in the Bible. So we can sum up the Bible's teaching about ITSELF by saying first that the whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, and mankind's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly declared in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture. In other words, the Bible teaches not merely by direct statement, precept, command, etc.