Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Derek Webb and Jennifer Knapp

This afternoon I had a chance to look up the Larry King Live episode on Youtube with Jennifer Knapp.  The interview made a lot of things clear about what Jennifer Knapp believes about God, the Bible, and her right to be happy and be "herself".  It was a good, interesting interview.  The pastor, Bob Botsford, who was also interviewed did a good job in the interview, I thought.  I was proud of him for standing firm and speaking the truth in love.

Derek Webb is touring with Jennifer Knapp, so I was curious where he stands on this issue and if he's made any public statements.  Officially, I gather that he hasn't.  If you're curious about some of the discussions going on about this, this blog had some interesting comments. 

One of the comments that really struck me was when one of the people commented that many denominations have come to a "fuller and better understanding of what the Bible says about homosexuality".  One thing that Jennifer implies in the interview on Larry King Live is that the word "homosexuality" has been translated wrong in the Bible from the original Greek and Hebrew texts.  

It has floored me to realize how many churches no longer trust and believe authority of the Word of God.  The pursuit of self fulfillment has trumped the pursuit of God.

My heart is grieved.  We need to stand firm in our faith...

14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.                     Ephesians 6:14-18

We shouldn't compromise.  We need to stand firm in the truth of God's Word.  The translators didn't "mistranslate" the Bible and the word homosexuality.  We need to speak the truth in love and grace.  We are to love the sinner, but not the sin.

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