With the availability of kid’s bibles, men’s bibles, women’s bibles, worship bibles, teen bibles, backpack cinnamon strip bibles, spirituality bibles, compact wedding bibles (presumably for compact marriages), praying woman bibles (I think we get the point) it ought come as little surprise that there is now a Gay and Lesbian Bible, available for purchase or download. This new Study New Testament comes from Dr Ann Nyland, translator of The Source New Testament and is based on her The Source translation with new study notes which she claims are aimed at the spiritual needs of gay and lesbian followers of Christ. More information here.
Thank you for the opportunity to read something other than the “standard” Bible. Two of my children don’t approve of my “lifestyle” because of “the” Book. They don’t understand what I go through and really don’t care. Maybe I can help them understand.
Will they come out with the thief’s Bible next? Or the murderers? Or the adulterers? Or the liars? (Sarcasm to prove a point)
Sin is sin and the Bible tells us to flee, especially when it comes to sexual immorality. There is abundant grace and forgiveness for the repentant, but the repentant is one who turns from sin, not one who remains in it. We must allow Christ to change our hearts if we love him and truly are following. Otherwise we are still in our sin and the blood of Christ does not cover us.
That’s not to say Christians will be perfect, but we are being conformed to the image of Christ. “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matt. 5:48).”
That is God’s standard, and it can only be accomplished through the grace of Christ.