Slave, Women, and Homosexuals
Let's face it: we just don't think every single passage of the Bible still applies today. How do we justify such a belief?
To modern ears, the Bible says some shocking things. If a man rapes a virgin and is caught he pays her father a monetary fine and is forced into marriage (Deut. 22:29). You may enslave war captives, even marry female ones (Deut 21:10-13), but you must execute homosexuals (Lev. 20:13). Jesus seemed to raise a new standard of grace for today. Still, slavery as an institution is nowhere condemned in the NT. In light of these facts, the question we ask is: on what basis do we determine which Scriptures still apply today and which ones do not? Does ‘Redemptive Movement Hermeneutics’ justify our selective readings?
Video we watched
Dr Gordon Fee on the context 'male headship' in Ephesians 5:18-33