Understanding and Using the Bible
Another perspective is what I call an incarnational approach. Just as Christians see Jesus as the incarnation of God as a human, so the Bible is a mix of human words, ideas, editing and bias with the ideas that God wished to be conveyed. The task of the Christian, therefore, is to work out what God is trying to convey through a particular passage and differentiate this from the words and edits of humans.
We also realise that we make sense of the Bible together. One of the hallmarks of the Protestant Reformation was the idea that God directly speaks to an individual believer as that person reads Scripture. In recent years we have re-discovered the idea that that God speaks to us and moves amongst us in community as we together seek to discern the mind of God.
Bearing all this in mind we turn to look now at the various passages which are used against LGBT people.
Read on to "Sodom and Gomorrah".