Hey Ash... I come in love. I recently read one of your answers were you said you were a "woman of faith" and then in the last set of questions you answered you advised a girl that despite biblical scripture it was ok for her to sleep around cause we all have needs... to me these two posts seem quite contradictory. Is it that you think not everything in the bible is to be followed or?
I don’t think me being a woman of faith means I should chastise others or beat them over the head to believe what I believe.
Also, I personally believe that Bible literalism is an antiquated and extreme notion, often touted by varying fundamentalists (who give fellow Christians a bad name). I hate to use the same example everyone throws around, but it rings true; the Bible discusses slavery and promotes it in Titus, Leviticus, Romans, Ephesians, and I’m sure other chapters, but since then, so many persons who have claimed to spoke through God (MLK, Gandhi, the now late Nelson Mandela) have spoken out against said sentiments. Are they straying from the word of the Lord? I personally believe that the Bible is our ‘earthly guidebook’ to an afterlife with Christ, but it also is a collection of true stories that were written by mere man who were given divine authority who lived in an imperfect world. And these men, too, sinned and were imperfect.
While I was taught (as a Baptist) that the Bible spoke against premarital sex explicitly, as I grew up, I read and researched and found that this was not the case; the Bible discusses fornication and “sexual immorality” but heavens, that could be a THOUSAND different things, and to my particular church, that meant premarital sex. So who am I to tell someone else to believe what I believe is a sin when it isn’t even translated text, it’s interpretation?
That was a fair question to ask and I know you asked it out of love. I hope that clarified a few things?