So i was on facebook a little while ago, and I joined one of those groups that you join. It was called I Bet We Can Find 10 Million People Who Support Same-Sex Marriage
Now as a Quaker, I truly believe in equality for all. Not all Quakers believe this, but I do. I have a very strong faith in my beliefs just as others have the right to believe in their own beliefs.
So i was a little surprised that after i posted this, i got an odd comment. They said:
"I know several dear people that would support this view, but they don't claim to be Christians. Are you a bible-believing Christian?"
I wasn't sure how to take this comment. Was this person stating that i was not a christian because I support equality? I was actual caught off guard. So I responded back with:
I, and some Quakers, also believe that the bible is a sacred and holy text. However, this is open to interpretation. I agree with George Fox that God's spirit is more important than the Bible or any other human source of knowledge. To me, the Bible is very important and powerful. But the bible can never be more important than God's spirit itself.
Now, what makes this complicated, that being of Quaker faith. Even though Quakers have their basic shared beliefs, their beliefs are open to interpretation also. Confusing? I know.
So with all this said. Yes, I am a Christian. However, God did not write the bible, man did. Though it is sacred, I don't feel it should ever be used for hatred. I find more and more Evangelical Christians are using the Bible to keep it to a 'us and them' and for that reason, it's hard to really true understand where some of these people come from.
If we all believe we are equal in Gods eyes, then how can anyone justify to themselves that not allowing gays to marry is a Christian thing.
So, am I a "Bible-believing Christian"? What do you think?