God Has No Problems

“Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies.
A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois), Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude. Since then he has published extensively in the fields of New Testament……”

and on it goes of how educated this man is on God and the Bible.
But is He? He is educated to the hilt.
He claims the Bible cannot be trusted because of so much error in translation.
That it is impossible to reconcile a loving God with untold sufferings in the world since the dawn of time.
But how clear is the old story of the garden of Eden and of Adam and Eve? God said don’t do this they did it and bad happened. That is very clear.

God did not direct the ancient Hebrews to write a book explaining quantum physics to pagans who turned all the gold God gave them into Baal’s. He revealed to them what they could understand at that point in time.
But what he said then applies today because nothing God said loses its power or meaning. He said don’t be a thief then and he doesn’t want you to be one now.
He told us not to commit adultery then and he doesn’t want us to commit adultery now. And so on it is true of all his commandments.

He didn’t instruct the writers of the Bible to make a book filled with science jargon so advanced not even Einstein could understand it.
And atheists love to attack the Genesis account criticizing it that it is foolishness to believe in a garden and a talking snake.

Well..if God told us the mysteries of the universe it would destroy our minds.
He made it simple for us. But some think they are too smart for God when in truth we are not that smart at all. Cancer has no cure yet.

His book God’s Problem basically questions the goodness of God. The faithfulness of God. And the wisdom of God.
It attacks God’s honor. Not that anyone can attack God, but the notion that the Bible cannot be trusted is this man’s entire life’s quest.
To convince others that he is kinder than God and more wise. And more compassionate. That it is he that is right not God is the basic message of his books and speeches.

Listen to me world not to Israel is his word to his listeners.

I read his book God’s Problem….though I didn’t pay for it. I refused to pay for it, but found one at a church rummage sale. They let me have it for a donation to their church…..only because I was interested in reading it.
I couldn’t put it down, it is that interesting. Anyway to me it was, since I am a lover of God, I wanted to find out what was all the fuss he was making..
I knew he would be wrong before I read the book.
God is always right, man is always wrong.

The Bible  has proved to be the best book in the world. I say this from my own human experience. It is the book that saved my life. And the lives of my loved ones. I say this because countless millions have testified of its power and faithfulness in their lives.

Who cares if the Greek and the Hebrew along with what Homer and the Marcus Aurelius believed do not make sense to me.

I do understand John 3:16. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The message of the Bible has reached the world clear and strong.
There was a man Jesus. He died on a cross. He will save all who call on him in faith.
Bart Ehrman says this might not be true. Try it anyway is what will prove if it can be trusted. Call on him for salvation and see if he answers.

Whether it was written by a Jewish scribe or a friend of the scribe  it has brought the message the world needs.

But Bart D Ehrman with all due respect to his position as the world’s foremost authority on suffering and pain, The Bible has been the  only book that helped countless number of people who needed answers for their suffering and pain.
The only thing stark clear in Ehrman’s book to me is that he thinks he is not only kinder than God, but much more wise.

Any man who attempts to understand the infinite mind of his Creator is going to end up quite confused. Even though he may have a thousand degrees behind his name, if he does not fear the Lord and render respect to him, than he has learned nothing.
What good is years of schooling and degrees that glitter and shine behind your name if you do not believe that God is correct and you are wrong?
Paul the apostle didn’t come with enticing words of men’s wisdom, but he came with God’s power which raised the dead and healed the sick.

And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power preached the gospel to a dying world. (1 Corinthians 2:4)
Ehrman is not doing harm to the gospel, he is doing harm to himself and all those who follow his teachings that he is wiser and kinder than God. Posted by דודשמש יםךא ךםהד עםג .

God bless Bart D Ehrman.

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