Just hours after making a national disgrace of himself as he massacred the Bible and shook his fist at God, our Prime Minister is at it again. Yes St Kevin is again showing off his theological prowess, this time informing us all that if we take the Bible seriously then women must be locked up as second class citizens.
Really – I kid you not. He is of course utterly clueless here, and the more he speaks, the more he shows himself to be a buffoon and a fraud, certainly when it comes to biblical understanding. He is every bit a great pretender here as he is in so many other areas.
In Tasmania he was asked more about his slavery remarks in an interview, and he again made some absolutely absurd and appalling remarks. He again took one part of a passage and held it up as some sort of one-punch, knock-out winner. And he again made his bogus claim that if you believe the Bible you have to support slavery:
“In my response to that fellow last night, when people start hurling biblical quotes at me, I know a bit about my New Testament as well. As I said last night, if you going to be a serious biblicist about these questions we’d still be supporting slavery in the 21st century.”
Um no Kevin, that is utter baloney and you know it. It is exactly because people in the West took the Bible seriously that slavery was abolished. But I deal at length with that foolishness elsewhere: billmuehlenberg.com/2013/09/03/marriage-and-slavery-apples-and-oranges/
But wait, there’s more. Immediately after peddling his slavery falsehood, he came up with this absolute zinger: “By the way to all of you who are women, it says in the New Testament according to St Paul that wives should be submissive to their husbands, so just bear all that in mind because it’s in the Bible. If we in fact took all that seriously you know what, we might as well repeal also the Sex Discrimination Act.”
Wow, mind-boggling. And this guy thinks he is so clever. Yeah right Kevin, if we follow our Bible there would be no equal rights for women, and they would be mere second-class citizens. Sorry Kevin, but you are mixing up your religions here. Women are indeed second-class citizens in Islamic countries.
But in the West which developed out of the Judeo-Christian worldview, women are not second-class. Once again, it was Jesus and Paul who made exactly the opposite case than the bogus one Rudd is trying to present here. Jesus of course elevated the status of women greatly.
It was simply unheard back then to see women as full equals. Jesus shocked his contemporaries in the way he so valued and treated women. And Paul of course in Galatians 3:28 told us that there is “neither male nor female in Christ”. As to the passage Kevin abuses, it is Ephesians 5:22.
Of course he conveniently failed to also mention Eph 5:25 which gave what was a revolutionary command to men at the time: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.” This was quite radical stuff back then, but it shows the high value the New Testament places on women.
That there may be a hierarchical pattern to be found in the home, with the children also submitting to parents, does not take away from the inherent worth and dignity given to women by the New Testament. Yet Kevin the theologian would have us all believe that if we take the Bible “seriously” then women will be back in chains somewhere.
Rudd then continued, “Let’s get real about this.” Hey, I am real about this, and I am real about what the Word of God teaches. Kevin is the one who needs to get real here. He is simply twisting Scripture in a contemptuous fashion to push an absolutely unbiblical and anti-biblical position: homosexual marriage.
And notice how he scornfully and pejoratively spoke of those who were being “biblicist” here. This is of course a term of derision regularly used by the theological liberals who have long ago abandoned the Word of God. In contemptuous fashion they throw this term at anyone who actually believes the Bible, and who sees it as being authoritative and trustworthy.
So Kevin again shakes his fist at God, spits on the Word of God, and uses twisted and distorted “logic” to defend the indefensible. The truth is, no one who carefully and honestly reads the Bible will find it coming out in support of the homosexual lifestyle or homosexual marriage. Only by completely massacring it can you even get close to doing that.
And once again it is the ploy of every scoundrel and Bible-basher to lift a verse out of context, use it as a weapon, then pat oneself on the back and think one has done a great job. Sorry bud, but it does not work that way. Every text without a context is a mere pretext, as the old saying goes. Indeed, every text without a context is a mere con.
Our theologian on the run should do one of two things here: either stop pretending to be a biblical Christian, or stop what he is doing and actually study the Word of God carefully and properly. Cherry-picking passages and pulling them out of context is the hallmark of every false prophet and sham teacher.
But it is hoped that in a few days time Kevin will have all the time in the world on his hands. If so, he can start by repenting of his hatred of God and his Word; and then start actually reading and studying the bible. At least we can pray to that end.