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The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage

An Evangelical’s Change of Heart

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

May 12, 2014 – Achtemeier, a Presbyterian minister, offers a readable explanation for his shift from opposing homosexuality to affirming committed same-sex relationships. In his pastoral capacity, he was uncomfortable to learn that same-sex individuals seemed to contradict scriptural promises of happiness. In order to make sense of how these individuals could attain happiness in loving relationships, Achtemeier offers a method for reading Bible verses in context and uncovering the intention of God for creation. In applying this method, he counters the standard verses used to condemn homosexuality. He closes by offering a comparison between injunctions against usury and those against homosexuality, claiming that differing historical circumstances can lead to new interpretations that do not upset the church's foundation or purposes. While he offers nothing new to the debate about same-sex marriage, the work does provide a calm, compassionate, and reasoned argument in favor of expanding Christian sexual ethics to include same-sex couples.

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The Bibles yes to same sex Marriage.

These times are the times of The Great Apostasy. This book is a witness to this truth.
No man shall lay with man as with a woman.It is an Abomination.
Leviticus 18
This is what GOD has said about Homosexual practice. Gay is a word for Happiness and ironically is a woman's Name.

The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage
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  • Category: Christianity
  • Published: Jun 10, 2014
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
  • Seller: Ingram DV LLC
  • Print Length: 144 Pages
  • Language: English
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