If you read Newsweek, online or in print, you know about the recent article about the Bible.
The article opens with a declaration of two points that I’ve shouted from the hilltops myself for years.
(1) Countless Christians have no idea what’s in the Bible because they rarely read it.
(2) Countless Christians in the evangelical world condemn others for certain kinds of sins while turning a blind eye to other kinds of sins — the “excused” sins being those which angered Jesus the most when He was here in His flesh.
From that high note, the wheels come off. The article rips the Bible using 19th-century arguments (all of which have been refuted long ago) alleging that the Bible is full of contradictions, serious manuscript variations, and false additives, thus making it an untrustworthy document.
Then, in a stroke of hand-waving sophistry, the article asserts that it’s not attacking the Bible, only how Christians read it.
Those who are well-versed in biblical scholarship will see right through the article and the yellow journalism that floods it.[Continue Reading…]