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Bible misreadings 103

'There is no longer slave or free ... male and female' (Galatians 3:28)

My April column sought to unmask one type of Bible misreading concerning homosexuality. It's important to consider a second type of misreading that typically comes from the other side. Often I hear comments such as "Paul was wrong about slaves and women, and he's wrong about homosexuals too." This statement misreads the Scripture by confusing behaviors with people (we saw last month that the Bible doesn't speak about "homosexuals"). But it also inadequately considers the reasons churches changed their minds about slaves and women.


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