+Hollerith on Genesis
  • Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Herman Hollerith IV, Bishop of Southern Virginia, reflects on Genesis in a five-page interview regarding same-sex blessings:

For the sake of argument, let us assume for a moment that same-gender relationships fall short of the architectural schematic of created relationships that some would extrapolate from Genesis — that such relationships are, according to this thinking, less than perfect. Well, in my experience, every relationship I know of — marriages or otherwise — are less than perfect. In fact, every aspect of human life is less than perfect! If life is all about perfection, than we are all in big trouble! In the Christian faith we teach that perfection — if it is to exist at all — is not our doing — that it comes as a gift of grace from God through faith in Jesus Christ. I believe that human relationships — same gender-ones included — can and do find perfection in Jesus Christ and that all our standards of perfection are measured through our relationship with him.

Rest the rest [PDF].

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