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You´re Wrong, Bart Ehrman
Real Clear Politics, by Robert Barron

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Posted By:garnet, 4/16/2014 9:35:18 AM

Well, it´s Easter time, and that means that the mainstream media and publishing houses can be counted upon to issue de-bunking attacks on orthodox Christianity. The best-publicized of these is Bart Ehrman´s How Jesus Became God. Many by now know at least the outlines of Ehrman´s biography: once a devout Bible-believing evangelical Christian, trained at Wheaton College, the alma mater of Billy Graham, he saw the light and became an agnostic scholar and is now on a mission to undermine the fundamental assumptions of Christianity.In this most recent tome, Ehrman lays out what is actually a very old thesis, going back

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LAW428, 4/16/2014 10:00:14 AM     (No. 9812796)

The Christ of Christianity has survived all historical naysayers and, by comparison, this mental midget is a laughable cartoon footnote. Ehrman will have his 5 minutes of fame then face God, who became humanity´s Savior, just like the rest of us. Ehrman is to be pitied.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/16/2014 10:06:50 AM     (No. 9812811)

Satan would be no less motivated to discount the message of the cross. Hmmmmmm.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/16/2014 10:07:27 AM     (No. 9812813)

Essentially, being a Christian is based upon faith. It is not something that can be proven. Men want us to believe that negates the power of the cross. Nothing could be further from the truth. Acceptance by faith the work that Jesus did on the cross and His subsequent resurrection, is proved in every heart through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. You can know that Jesus is who He says He is. Faith is the vehicle of salvation and is the very thing that men want to disprove but can´t. The simplicity in the redemption of mankind is miraculous. Jesus willingly died on the cross for the sins of all mankind. He was the perfect lamb of God, without sin who did for us what we could not do for ourselves. No works of righteousness could ever be enough to pay our sin debt. But by one man, Jesus, that debt was paid for all. All we have to do is accept the gift. He will never turn you away. The proof will be in the life you now live. There is no denying the power of Jesus in the lives of His believers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Former lurker, 4/16/2014 10:24:45 AM     (No. 9812841)

He´s the professor that lectures for The Great Courses series.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: farmwife, 4/16/2014 10:43:49 AM     (No. 9812883)

So often people are not open to the gift of faith. In fact they resist mightily. But God will give it freely, and often the greatest doubters ultimately have the deepest faith. God is not done with this man yet.

That said, to be open to that great gift gives our lives hope and joy. Don´t miss out on that!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 4/16/2014 11:10:07 AM     (No. 9812943)

Add this passage to the author´s list of claims to divinity from the synoptic Gospel of St. Matthew (Chapter 26). Jesus in front of the Sanhedrin:

"62 And the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?” 63 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!”

64 Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

65 Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy! 66 What do you think?”

They answered and said, “He is deserving of death.”

-- Not your typical reaction to a "simple itinerant preacher." I agree with Father Barron.

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