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Dave, I am not sure it is the church's job to change its beliefs because society does. If it believes that the bible is the word of God, and that the bible is the one, definitive statement from God, that is complete and every part of it is useful; then if society says that it is at odds with it, that is fine. Jesus Christ made his statement on marriage: "Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh' Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate" The Church is not suddenly going to decide: "Do you know what, Dave Haslam and many others think that our position is irrational/unreal, I know what, we shall listen to what they say and not the Son of God." That is not saying that the Christians love for the world should not be critiqued; but I think that the world often wants Christians not to be hypocrites. Sadly all humans are and will be for eternity. If you want a perfect example to follow, I think you know where to look.