Here is an interesting short case study. I’ve watched it twice and am encouraged that others are ‘getting’ it, only saddened by Rachel’s reaction.
The key quote from the Patheos article is,
This changed one day during a conversation with my friend Alex. I had a habit of bouncing theological questions off him, and one particular day, I asked him this: If God was absolutely moral, because morality was absolute, and if the nature of “right” and “wrong” surpassed space, time, and existence, and if it was as much a fundamental property of reality as math, then why were some things a sin in the Old Testament but not a sin in the New Testament?
EXCELLENT question… One that should be asked by EVERY Bible believer!
As believers, we MUST understand, the God revealed in Scripture is ‘the same, yesterday, today, and forever.’ What was an abomination 3500 years ago is STILL an abomination. The definition of what offends Him doesn’t change, nor does the definition of what is bad for us!
In fact, the Torah had to exist before space and time. We’ve already demonstrated that on this blog. The simple fact that the Torah transcends time and space means it has not/will not change. But, I digress…
The article is also instructive in terms of parenting. Now, I understand, this is Rachel’s perspective, but it seems to reveal a couple things: (On second thought, I’ll let you go read the article and judge for yourself where you need to make adjustments…)
Lastly, and maybe most importantly, this story isn’t over. Our Father uses the most interesting twists for His glory. My prayer is that Rachel, having recognized and reacted to the inconsistencies of Christianity as explained by the doctrines of men, will recognize and react to the consistency of YHWH as revealed in Scripture.