Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Look Who Wrote Lambeth Bible Studies

At a Lambeth press conference today, Dr. Gerald West was introduced as one who took part in writing Bible studies for Lambeth. What kind of scholarship does he exhibit?

Q: I have a question for Dr. West. Would you say that the author of the NT book of Jude was incorrect when he wrote this about Sodom and Gomorrah, “just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire…” that was from verse 7. Would you say that the writer of Jude got the context wrong?

A: No not at all, I think he was referring to the sin of inhospitality.

Q: When he uses the phrase “sexual immorality”?

A: Yes, that was the way they were being inhospitable.

Yeah, right. This guy shouldn’t even be teaching Sunday School.

Kudos to the questioner, Matt+ Kennedy, for exposing him.


robroy said...

Command 7 and 3/4:

Thou shalt not be inhospitable.

lucretius said...

I think when you get to the point of defining inhospitality as entailing homosexual rape, you're setting the bar too low.