Piers Morgan interviewed Rick Warren, best selling author of The Purpose Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Community Church. In the interview Morgan said that the Bible needs to be amended since it doesn’t approve of homosexuality.
While I’m not a fan of Rick Warren’s he makes a good point here. We believe the Bible because it is true. It isn’t true because we believe it. “Opinion changes, but truth does not.” He is right truth never changes, and how Morgan can say “We’ll have to agree to disagree on that” would be stunning if it were not the cultural norm. Opinion is a fickle thing, but truth is not. As Josh McDowell has famously said, truth – absolute truth that is – is “true for all people, all places, and all times.”
Piers Morgan has it upside down – we should look at culture via a biblical lens, not look at the Bible through a cultural lens. In other words, put the text before the context. Doing anything else is a horrible approach to Biblical interpretation.