It says so in the Bible!
“It is wrong for Christians to drink/be in a same-sex relationship/get divorced/use Facebook/drive a Prius/issue du jour—it says so in the Bible!”
I hear that kind of statement a lot, often from street preachers in Belfast. There are roughly 800,000 words in the Bible. That’s about eight typical novels. So I normally respond with a question.
“Where does it say that in the Bible?”
It is surprising how often people can’t answer that.
If you are going to use the Bible as a basis for your beliefs (as I believe all Christians should) and you are going to share your beliefs with other people, then you should be able to locate the relevant passages. BibleGateway is a useful resource for searching the Bible in various translations.
Tagged bible, fundamentalism
2 thoughts on “It says so in the Bible!”
Andrew McFarland Campbell
Reblogged this on Andrew and Michael.
I think they’d have a hard time finding a verse on Facebook in the Bible! Anyway, I agree that Bible Gateway’s a nice tool for finding verses on divorce, flesh, wine, etc.