The following is from Christian Today:
"I'm not a Bible-believing Christian.
There, I've said it. On the other hand: I believe the Bible. And there's a difference.
Because 'Bible-believing Christian' has become not a harmless marker of a generous evangelicalism, but a slogan that increasingly defines hard-edged, ultra-conservative positions.
Here's a characterisation of the Bible-believing Christian that I'll try to keep on the right side of parody.
He or she is tough on gay rights and Muslims. Transgender people are wrong because Genesis says God made everyone male and female. Christians should be free to share their faith at work in any and all situations and should be allowed to discriminate against whomever they want. The penal substitutionary theory of the atonement is right. All non-Christians are going to hell forever. The world was created in six days a few thousand years ago.
It says so in the Bible, and if you don't believe these things you aren't a Bible-believing Christian."
Read more: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/why.im.not.a.bible.believing.christian/85371.htm
According to Rev. Mark's definition of Bible-believing Christian, I am a Bible-believing Christian (with a few exceptions - see below).
He mischaracterizes the Bible-believing Christian's positions on certain issues. Let me explain.
The Bible-believing Christian [is]:
1. Tough on gay rights (homosexuals have no more rights than heterosexuals and if God says it's wrong than it's not a right),
2. Tough on Muslims (we love them enough to tell them the truth and we also have a right to protect ourselves from Jihadists).
3. Should be free to share their faith at work in any and all situations (we should work hard for our employers giving glory and honor to God and evangelize if possible).
4. Should be allowed to discriminate against whomever they want (discrimination is not always a bad thing as long as the reasoning lines up with the Bible).
With that said, I am a Bible-believing Christian and I am not ashamed to say so. I think that Rev. Mark Woods should be one too!