“My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments” (Proverbs 3:1).
When facing any decision, a disciple must first ask, “Does scripture speak to this matter?” If so, it must be our objective to both obey and perpetuate the clear teaching of God’s word. Cultural accommodation is a poor substitute for sound, historically accepted, biblical interpretation. By offering such mediation, some may think themselves more progressive, enlightened, or even more loving and compassionate. Yet, there is nothing more unloving and spiteful than not only withholding truth, but then endorsing those seeking to impose recent interpretations upon long understood ancient texts, for the purpose of propagating lifestyles that are not according to God’s design. It was because of those who called evil good and good evil, who take away the rights of the ones who are in the right (Isaiah 5:20,23), that the anger of the Lord burned against his people (Isaiah 5:25).