Evangelicals demand that everyone, regardless of their respective religions, subscribe to the biblical view on hot button cultural issues like abortion, homosexuality and marriage.
The concept of the “biblical view” is theologically absurd, the Bible was written by about 40 authors over centuries in many places to many different audiences.
Not to mention that there are myriad English translations of the Bible that differ widely in their interpretation of the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts.
If there was such a thing as “the biblical view” there wouldn’t be over 100,000 Christian denominations in the world. You can quote chapter and verse to justify opposing views on every important Christian doctrine.
The Bible is silent on the controversial issue of abortion, and there are only a handful of verses in the entire Bible on the subject of homosexuality.
Evangelicals justify their vehement opposition to abortion by saying, “Abortion is murder, the Bible says it, I believe it and that settles it”, but that’s patently untrue. The Bible doesn’t say jack about abortion, and regardless what evangelicals believe their scriptures teach about abortion, it settles nothing.
Evangelicals are free to hold their medieval interpretation of the Bible, but when engaging with the culture at large they should be cognizant that their views are anathema to most Christians and non-Christians alike.
So, the next time an evangelical tells you that you should adhere to the biblical view of same-sex marriage or abortion, let them know how ridiculous their assertion sounds.