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Bent Toward Inclusiveness?

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  1. “The religious argument for gay marriage is not generally made with reference to particular texts, but with the general conviction that the Bible is bent toward inclusiveness.” Newsweek

  2. Bent Toward Inclusiveness?

  3. Inclusiveness: Salvation Is For All • All the world…every creature. Mark 16:15, 16 • No group excluded. Acts 10:34, 35 • Jesus is the ransom for all. 1 Tim. 2:3-7 • Came to save sinners. 1 Tim. 1:15 • Paul was a pattern of God’s grace. 1 Tim. 1:12-14 • 1 Corinthians 6:11 • You can be saved. • Not willing that any should perish. 2 Peter 3:9

  4. God Wants Us to Be Inclusive • Not to call any common or unclean. Acts 10:28 • Reconciliation to one another. Eph. 2:14-16 • All were to dwell peacefully in the Lord’s house. Isaiah 2:1-4 • Enemies were to peacefully coexist. Isaiah 11:6-9 • Are we described by Isaiah 2 and 11? • Cast aside your prejudices and natural inclinations and learn to love all.

  5. Exclusiveness • Only in Jesus • John 14:6; 3:36

  6. Exclusiveness • Only in Jesus • John 14:6; 3:36 • Mark 16:15, 16 • No Darkness • 1 John 1:5, 6 • Truth Matters • Some religious people will be left out. Matt. 7:21-23; John 4:23, 24

  7. Exclusiveness • Only in Jesus • No Darkness • Truth Matters • Some religious people will be left out. Matt. 7:21-23; John 4:23, 24 • Must adhere to the doctrine. 2 John 9 • Eph. 4:4-6 is very exclusive and restrictive. • Moral Living Matters

  8. Exclusiveness • Only in Jesus • No Darkness • Truth Matters • Moral Living Matters • 1 Cor. 6:9, 10; Gal. 5:19-21; Rev. 22:14, 15 • Repentance is required of those who would be saved. • Turn away from the works of darkness and the flesh.

  9. Exclusiveness • Only in Jesus / No Darkness / Truth Matters / Moral Living Matters • Practice exclusiveness • Come out and be separate. 2 Cor. 6:14-18 • Cannot give our backing to those outside the doctrine of Christ. 2 John 10, 11; Rom. 16:17 • Church at Corinth was too inclusive. 1 Cor. 5:1-7 • Must exclude, discipline, etc. 1 Cor. 5:9-13; 2 Thes. 3:6, 14, 15 • But be willing to receive again. 2 Cor. 2:6-8; 7:10

  10. Conclusion • Is the Bible inclusive enough to justify gay marriage? • No, but it also cannot be stretched to include a lot of other things done today. • Inclusive enough to offer salvation to all, but exclusive enough to demand repentance of all. 2 Pet. 3:9; Matt. 7:13, 14 • Let’s be as inclusive and exclusive as God. • Accepted the salvation He offers to all?