One of my pastor friends wrote,
...as I read the CToday interview she showed little to no understanding of basic Christology/theology/covenants. Another point this brought to mind was the erroneous teaching in many churches that suddenly when one comes to Christ they are now FORMERLY a sinner using 1Cor6:11 as the whipping post. Just as we need to be diligent to explain clearly a proper biblical framework it must also include the right understanding of continued sin and the battle that ensues.He wrote this in response to Knapp stating the typical pro-homosexual argument against the Old Testament. Mark Moring asks,
What about what Scripture says on the topic?
To which she responded:
This is why theology matters and pastors need to start actually learning sound theology and preaching and teaching it to their people. However, on the flip side. Another pastor wrote,
Knapp: The Bible has literally saved my life. I find myself between a rock and a hard place—between the conservative evangelical who uses what most people refer to as the "clobber verses" to refer to this loving relationship as an abomination, while they're eating shellfish and wearing clothes of five different fabrics, and various other Scriptures we could argue about. I'm not capable of getting into the theological argument as to whether or not we should or shouldn't allow homosexuals within our church. There's a spirit that overrides that for me, and what I've been gravitating to in Christ and why I became a Christian in the first place.
The over-arching theme of her music has been a struggle with indwelling sin. It has a kind of heart-wrenching honesty, and quite honestly shows some level of theological depth. It appears to me that she's simply losing in her struggle, and tired of the fight, she's surrendering. She is to be pitied, not castigated. I hope someone can reach her before she slips away and is gone.These two pastoral perspectives recognize that we all struggle with sin. We need a proper understanding of the law of God and its relation to the Christian life. But what she in particular and us all in general need more than anything else is to hear the Gospel in the context of a local church.