Arguments for Slavery or Against Gay Marriage?

1. Circumstances… make it proper that the Scriptures should be carefully examined by Christians in reference to the institution of…

a) Marriage
b) Slavery

2. Perceiving the modern militant _________ movement to pose a clear and present danger to the survival of America…

a) homosexual
b) abolitionist

3.  I have observed for many years a palpable ignorance of the divine will, in reference to the institution of…

a) Marriage
b) Slavery

4.  The first recorded language which was ever uttered in relation to ______, is the inspired language of [a story in Genesis].

a) Marriage
b) Slavery

5. We receive indication that Paul did not have only exploitative … ________ in view…

a) Homosexual practice
b) Slavery

6. No appeal is now made to the Bible—but to consciences begotten in infidelity.

a) Marriage
b) Slavery

7. [The goal of this writing is] Truth spoken in Love on the subject of ____________. Its character freely, thoroughly to be discussed in the light of God’s word, but with careful avoidance of personalities or ascription of motives. Hoping all things. Thinking no evil.

a) Homosexuality
b) Abolition

8. It may not be amiss then to try this new Bible… to see whether it ought to have preference over the old Bible, before we throw the old one away, as [those who disagree with us] do when it conflicts with their new ________ Bible.”

a) “Marriage equality”
b) Anti-slavery

9. The truth of God on ______ is not believed, and unrighteousness, of the most crimson hue, has given among us the highest pleasure to _________.

a) Marriage, homosexuals
b) Slavery, abolitionists

10. The Scriptures I have quoted from the Old Testament, prove that God ordained at Mount Sinai, ____________ for His own people ; and those quoted from the New Testament prove that Christ, by the Apostles, sanctioned _________ organized by men, as ordinances of God.

a) Marriage between one man and one woman, such marriage
b) A slave government, slave governments

Stringfellow Book11. The President once more declares traditional Christians to be… enemies of the State.

The President in question is:
a) Abraham Lincoln
b) Barack Obama

12. There are strong grounds for understanding Gen 9:20-27, Ham’s sin… as a reference to

a) incestuous, male-male rape.
b) the cause of the inferiority of the negro race.

13. [R]ecognizing the special severity of ________ should in no way lessen the pastoral love and care shown to persons acting out of ___________.

a) homosexual practice, same-sex attractions
b) abolitionism, wrong-headed good intentions

14. All _______ are liars and murderers at heart, like their father, Satan.

a) gays and lesbians
b) abolitionists

 

15.  It is taken for granted… that Jesus Christ has at least been silent, or that he has not personally spoke, on the subject of _______. Once for all, I deny it.

a) homosexuality
b) slavery

16. [Author] begins her essay by cautioning against viewing the Bible as “final
revelation.” The Scriptures, she contends, have a privileged position in the
church‟s deliberations but as “a conversation partner, not an oracle.”

a) Marriage
b) Slavery

17. b. …[A]nother slogan that passes for thought among the thinking-averse: “Jesus didn’t say anything about _______….” The rest of the sentence remains unspoken for fear that laughter might break out. “Jesus didn’t say anything about _______; therefore He ______ it.”

a) slavery; slavery, opposes
b) homosexuality, homosexuality, approves of

18. My correspondent thinks with Mr. Jefferson, that Jehovah has no attributes that will _________; and that all men are… equal. Now, I say let him throw away his Bible as Mr. Jefferson did his, and then they will be fit companions.

a) prohibit homosexuality
b) harmonize with slavery

Three Arguments Against Both
19. But if your heart does relent, though in a small degree, know it is a call from the God of love.

a) Matthew Vines (gay marriage)
b) John Wesley (slavery)

20. God loves me… I am a beloved child of God, no more and no less valuable than anyone else.

a) Matthew Vines
b) Henry Bibb, escaped slave

 

21. Don’t quote Bible at me that way, Mr. Wilson. [I want to be a Christian] if ever I get to where I can; but to quote Bible to a man in my circumstances, is enough to make him give it up altogether.

a) Jack Twist, Brokeback Mountain
b) George Harris, Uncle Tom’s Cabin


 

Answer Key:

1. Circumstances… make it proper that the Scriptures should be carefully examined by Christians in reference to the institution of…

a) Marriage
b) Slavery (Rev. Thornton Stringfellow, Doctor of Divinity)

2. Perceiving the modern militant _________ movement to pose a clear and present danger to the survival of America…

a) homosexual (Westboro Baptist Church)
b) abolitionist

3.  I have observed for many years a palpable ignorance of the divine will, in reference to the institution of…

a) Marriage
b) Slavery (Stringfellow)

4.  The first recorded language which was ever uttered in relation to ______, is [a story in Genesis].

a) Marriage
b) Slavery (Stringfellow)

5. We receive indication that Paul did not have only exploitative … ________ in view…

a) Homosexual practice (Dr. Robert Gagnon)
b) Slavery

6. No appeal is now made to the Bible—but to consciences begotten in infidelity.

a) Marriage
b) Slavery (Stringfellow)

7. [The goal of this writing is] Truth spoken in Love on the subject of ____________. Its character freely, thoroughly to be discussed in the light of God’s word, but with careful avoidance of personalities or ascription of motives. Hoping all things. Thinking no evil.

a) Homosexuality
b) Slavery (Stringfellow)

8. It may not be amiss then to try this new Bible… to see whether it ought to have preference over the old Bible, before we throw the old one away, as [those who disagree with us] do when it conflicts with their new ________ Bible.”

a) “Marriage equality”
b) Slavery (Stringfellow)

9. The truth of God on ______ is not believed, and unrighteousness, of the most crimson hue, has given among us the highest pleasure to _________.

a) Marriage, homosexuals
b) Slavery, abolitionists (Stringfellow)

10. The Scriptures I have quoted from the Old Testament, prove that God ordained at Mount Sinai, ____________ for His own people ; and those quoted from the New Testament prove that Christ, by the Apostles, sanctioned _________ organized by men, as ordinances of God.

a) Marriage between one man and one woman, such marriage
b) A slave government, slave governments (Stringfellow)

11. The President once more declares traditional Christians to be… enemies of the State.

The President in question is:
a) Abraham Lincoln
b) Barack Obama (Gagnon)

12. There are strong grounds for understanding Gen 9:20-27, Ham’s sin… as a reference to

a) incestuous, male-male rape. (Gagnon)
b) the cause of the inferiority of the negro race.

13. [R]ecognizing the special severity of ________ should in no way lessen the pastoral love and care shown to persons acting out of ___________.

a) homosexual practice, same-sex attractions (Gagnon)
b) abolitionism, wrong-headed good intentions

14. All _______ are liars and murderers at heart, like their father, Satan.

a) gays and lesbians (Westboro Baptist Church)
b) abolitionists

15.  It is taken for granted… that Jesus Christ has at least been silent, or that he has not personally spoke, on the subject of _______. Once for all, I deny it.

a) homosexuality
b) slavery (Stringfellow, p. 50)

16. [Author] begins her essay by cautioning against viewing the Bible as “final
revelation.” The Scriptures, she contends, have a privileged position in the
church‟s deliberations but as “a conversation partner, not an oracle.”

a) Marriage (Gagnon)
b) Slavery

17. …[A]nother slogan that passes for thought among the thinking-averse: “Jesus didn’t say anything about _______….” The rest of the sentence remains unspoken for fear that laughter might break out. “Jesus didn’t say anything about _______; therefore He ______ it.”

a) slavery; slavery, opposes
b) homosexuality, homosexuality, approves of (Dan Popp, “What did Jesus say about homosexuality?”)

18. My correspondent thinks with Mr. Jefferson, that Jehovah has no attributes that will _________; and that all men are… equal. Now, I say let him throw away his Bible as Mr. Jefferson did his, and then they will be fit companions.

a) prohibit homosexuality
b) harmonize with slavery (Stringfellow, p. 75)

Three Arguments Against
19. But if your heart does relent, though in a small degree, know it is a call from the God of love.

a) Matthew Vines (gay marriage)
b) John Wesley (slavery) –John Wesley, p. 53

20. God loves me… I am a beloved child of God, no more and no less valuable than anyone else.

a) Matthew Vines
b) Henry Bibb, escaped slave

21. Don’t quote Bible at me that way, Mr. Wilson. [I want to be a Christian] if ever I get to where I can; but to quote Bible to a man in my circumstances, is enough to make him give it up altogether.

a) Jack Twist, Brokeback Mountain
b) George Harris, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe, chapter XI)


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David M Schell About David M Schell
I am a doubter and a believer. I have a Master's in Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, but because faith grows and changes, I don't necessarily stand by everything I've ever written, so if you see something troubling further back, please ask! Read More.

Author: David M Schell

I am a doubter and a believer. I have a Master's in Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, but because faith grows and changes, I don't necessarily stand by everything I've ever written, so if you see something troubling further back, please ask! Read More.

One thought on “Arguments for Slavery or Against Gay Marriage?”

  1. I’m happily married too and maybe and I’m thinking THAT’S why my blog posting are angry and pissy (I need some type of outlet brother!).

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