In the early 2000's, Mark Achtemeier embarked on a personal journey with the Bible that led him from being a conservative, evangelical opponent of gay rights to an outspoken activist for gay marriage and a fully inclusive church. In The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage, Achtemeier shares what led to his change of heart: the problems with excluding groups of people and the insights into the Bible's message that led him to recognize the fullness of God's love and support for LGBT persons. Readers will discover how reading snippets of Scripture out of context has led to false and misleading interpretations of the Bible's message for gay people. Achtemeier shows how a careful reading of the whole Scripture reveals God's good news about love, marriage, and sexuality for gay and straight people alike.
"A calm, compassionate, and reasoned argument..."
1. The Harvest of Despair: Why Traditional Condemnations of Gay Relationships Can't Be Right 2. Jesus and the Law: How Biblical Fragments Can Lead Us Astray 3. With All Your Mind: Reading the Bible Faithfully and Responsibly 4. This Is My Body, Given for You: God's Plan for Love, Marriage, and Sexuality 5. Special Blessings: Why Gay People Have an Honored Place in God's Heart 6. Reclaiming the Witnesses 1: Making Sense of the Old Testament Fragments 7. Reclaiming the Witnesses 2: Making Sense of the New Testament Fragments 8. Testing the Spirits: How Do We Know We're on the Right Track? 9. The Word of Life: Biblical Teaching for the Real World
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 13th June 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.22