Slavery, polygamy and other weird stuff Can we really take the Bible as a moral guide? is a Pete Williams talk recorded at Keswick Convention - 2017 on Bible Interpretation available as MP3 Download format.
The big objection in the 19th century was that the Bible isn't true. The big objection in the late 20th century has been that it's not fair. In this series we look first at the objection that scripture is immoral because it is untrue. Then we go through some of today's biggest moral objections to the Bible: what are we to make of war in the Old Testament? What about God commanding the destruction of nations? Doesn't the Bible support slavery? Doesn't the Old
Testament support polygamy? Isn't the Bible as a whole sexist? Isn't it homophobic? How can it be our moral guide today? Isn't the whole thing simply too weird? Can't we have Christianity without such a rigid attachment to the Bible? Slavery, polygamy and other weird stuff: Can we really take the Bible as a moral guide? Some people have read the Bible and thought that it supports slavery or polygamy. We'll see that the Bible as a whole should not be read as approving of these things. A talk by Pete Williams, part three of a four part series.