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40 Answers to Matthew Vines (Part 2)

This post is a continuation from 40 Answers to Matthew Vines, Part 1 (the first 20 questions).
21. "Did you spend any time studying the Bible's verses on the topic before you felt comfortable believing that the earth revolves around the sun?" Once again I remind the reader, this kind of argumentation is irrelevant, illogical, misleading, and a key example of arguments that are devoid of true meaning and absent from being based in logical or biblical support. Likewise, I will withhold from repeating myself on the topic of the Bible and its place as a scientific textbook.

22. "Do you know of any Christian writers before the 20th century who acknowledged that gay people must be celibate for life due to the church's rejection of same-sex relationships?" This question is anachronistic. It implies the answerer to force a category (in this case "gay people") into a time period ("before the 20th century") that does not belong. No Christian b…

40 Answers to Matthew Vines (Part 1)

Matthew Vines, the author of "God and the Gay Christian" and founder of the Reformation Project, recently published an article entitled, "40 Questions for Christians Who Oppose Marriage Equality." This post was mainly in response to Kevin DeYoung's post entitled, "40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags."

I have engaged with Vines' position before, and have written a three part series  addressing his talks and more directly, his book. The last installment and my response to the major claims of his book can be found in my post "Being Open Minded: A Response to Matthew Vines."

However, I would like to take this time to address some main areas of worry I have, as well as answer Matthew's questions directly from my perspective as an Evangelical, Bible believing Christian.

As was noted by Dr. Michael Brown in one of  his recent articles, I find it interesting that in the entirety of Matthew's article the question of &quo…