Anti-Bible arguments come from spiritual darkness |

Anti-Bible arguments come from spiritual darkness

Several things need to be said regarding the comments of both a follower of the Wiccan religion who claims that Yahweh had two wives and bore him sons and daughters, that Jesus did not claim to be God, that Elohim (God) is female in origin, and that the virgin birth of Jesus was added to the Bible, and a former pagan who thinks the Bible is full of contradictions.

It becomes rather obvious that people who make these kinds of statements appeal to some form of authority and therefore are guilty of the same things they accuse Christians of, namely, truth exists independent of the knower. In effect, these New Age disciples really do not believe that all paths are equal – all of them reject at least one spiritual path, that of biblical Christianity. Moreover, to say adherence to absolute truth exists in the minds or fantasies of “immature” people is certainly an attack on Jesus Christ himself who was the embodiment of truth (John 14:1-6). Jesus was not just “a great guy” or an enlightened soul, he was God incarnate (John 1:1, 14; 1:18; 8:58; 10:30; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:1-14, etc.).

The idea of Yahweh had two wives and that Elohim is female in origin is sheer nonsense. God is neither male nor female but pure spirit (John 4:24). The Hebrew word for God or Elohim is the singular noun El combined with the plural suffix im and refers to the eternal nature of the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Ex. 3:14). The claim that the virgin birth of Jesus was added to the Bible and is of pagan derivation is also without foundation and has been roundly refuted by both secular and biblical scholars.

Finally, regarding alleged Bible contradictions. This hardly needs refuting as most so-called discrepancies have been answered by sound textual scholarship. People who level these kinds of specious arguments against the Bible and Christianity are in great spiritual darkness. Our prayer is that they will find true peace in Him who is the Prince of Peace.

Rev. Dan R. Schlesinger

Institute for Biblical Apologetics

Penn Valley

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