January 4, 2008

Experience Trumps Scripture

Noted New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson, in discussing how "God discloses Godself" through human experiences such as homosexual love, admits what this does to Christian theology:

“I think it important to state clearly that we do, in fact, reject the straightforward commands of Scripture, and appeal instead to another authority when we declare that same-sex unions can be holy and good. We appeal explicitly to the weight of our own experience and the experience thousands of others have witnessed to, which tells us that to claim our own sexual orientation is in fact to accept the way in which God has created us.”
Fr. Richard John Neuhaus discusses this quotation and more in The Future of Sex and Marriage.

1 comment:

Marie N. said...

Yikes! Deferring to human knowledge over revealed Truth. A house built on sand.