Folks, this is what it's all about. This is the major problem with various interpretations and teachings from all the Institutions of Christianity. Many of the interpretations are from what the Bible doesn't say. The Bible is clear in what it say's, but it's also clear in what it doesn't say. Where Christian Institutions fail is when they assume what the Bible doesn't say on various issues, and bring these assumptions into the Scripture that is written. This will make the meanings and interpretations of Scripture false. This is the crux of it. Man made the Institutions. Man is faulty and more importantly ego driven.
In a lot of other cases, certain Institutions have celebrated their ignorance of what the Bible doesn't say and had the audacity to make their own additional documents, letters and added teachings all off of their assumptions of what isn't written. Amazing.
Unfortunately, all institutions have followers. These followers do not know better in most cases. They know about Jesus and so forth, and then learn what is taught to them. Everyone around them believe in those teachings, and they do too. Why be an outcast when you can be part of a dominant clique? It's a classic case of peer pressure. I call it "Religious Peer Pressure". They certainly don't do the leg work, and if they did, they would leave the institutions. I have no doubts about it. Once the Holy Spirit makes Himself known to you and guides you, there is no looking back. Scripture becomes understood, and the true teachings take shape in your life. You start to understand that Institutionalized Christianity is following the Open Gate.
Let me tell you about what the Bible doesn't say.
It doesn't tell you about Gay Marriage.
It doesn't even tell you about Homosexuality. After all, "homosexuality" wasn't even coined until the 19th century.
It doesn't tell you about Abortion on a Political Scale
It doesn't tell you about Science nor modern Medicine.
It doesn't tell you about Muslims.
There will be another post on how to read the Bible. Also there will be more posts on these very subjects, and we can dissect what the Bible does say.
Christian followers, I know that you Love Jesus, at least the Jesus you were taught. However, you are far off on what exactly Jesus Taught, and you are even further off of what Scripture says and how it was said. There is a lot for you to learn. But it starts with you, and it will end with you too.