Should Christians Just Admit That The Bible ‘Got It Wrong’ And Move On?
by Albert Mohler
Sometimes, a headline says it all. A recent article appeared in the USA Today by Oliver Thomas with such a headline. It reads, “American churches must reject literalism and admit we got it wrong on gay people.”
The article begins with a provocative statement: “Churches will continue hemorrhaging members until we face the truth: Being a faithful Christian does not mean accepting everything the Bible teaches.”
What teachings of the Bible does Thomas have in mind that Christians must reject? He targets passages that expressly condemn homosexuality and the entire array of LGBTQ sexual ethics. Moreover, the source of the Church’s error, he argues clearly, is not a misinterpretation of the Scriptures. Rather, the Bible got it wrong—the biblical authors were bound by time, culture, and an antiquated worldview that wrongly encumbered and vilified homosexual behavior…