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‘Claiming to be wise, they became fools’
by Scott Miller Pastor, New Life Church
Mar 09, 2016 | 2424 views | 0 0 comments | 386 386 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I did not attend SUU’s Convocations lecture given by Bart Ehrman entitled, “Did the early Christians forget Jesus?” However, I did attend the group discussion meeting with Mr. Ehrman that preceded his lecture.

In that meeting, Mr. Ehrman made clear that he was an agnostic and did not believe in God, particularly the God of the Bible. He made clear that he rejects the historical accuracy of the Old and New Testament, even stating that most persons mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments never existed.

Though he portrays himself as a NT scholar, I am amazed that someone so far removed from the 1st Century is able to so dogmatically state that certain persons or events recorded in the Bible are historical impossibilities.

In the group discussion, Mr. Ehrman described as “close-minded” those who actually believe the Bible to be historically accurate and to be the Word of God.

However, because Mr. Ehrman rejects so much of the Bible as historically possible, because he rejects Genesis 1 as a reasonable answer for our existence, rejects the miracles recorded in the Bible, and, as a result, rejects, among other miracles, a literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, I wonder who is close-minded.

His rejection of the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible simply reveals the accuracy of the Bible when it says of persons, such as Mr. Ehrman, “Claiming to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1.22)

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