Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another errantist shows his stripes

OK, so I couldn't stay away. Having dissected part 5 of Mike Beidler's critique of the Truth Project yestuhday, I went ahead and read the other 4 preceding parts. Parts 1-3 weren't worthy of much comment, or not nearly as much as part 5. Part 4 had some interesting tidbits worth a good once-over, so here's the comment.

I wasn't going to say much as I've said quite a lot in part 5 of this series, but this piece is just too delicious to pass up.

Even though the authorship of the Torah is attributed to Moses by Jesus himself, is Tackett really willing to claim that Moses wrote of his own death and burial (cf. Deuteronomy 34)?'re OK with correcting Jesus, are you?
Could it just possibly be that Moses wrote that prophetically? You know, supernaturally aided by God to write something that would come to pass later? Kinda like half of Isaiah, most of Jeremiah, Joel, Habakkuk, Nahum, Obadiah, Daniel? Jesus even, with the whole "the Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be killed, and then rise on the 3rd day" thing?
It seems that your mind is far too stuck in naturalistic categories. Why think along the lines of an atheist and thus be inconsistent with the Lord and Savior you claim, Who IS supernatural, Who DID and DOES supernatural things? What possible benefit could there be to this?

Even the concept of inerrancy runs into a problem: a phone book can be free of error, but such a quality says nothing about whether it was God-inspired.

So... to what verificatory process are you going to submit the revelation from the God of the universe? Does He need to show His ID before you so graciously let Him into your personal "You're OK" club? I'll bet He'd be thrilled if you did!

to restrict the Christian faith to an extremely narrow intellectual path

You know, that reminds me of something I read somewhere...
Ah, I remembered! Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it."
(That was Jesus, BTW. Was He too narrow for you, too? Not liberal enough?)



Lucian said...

Could it just possibly be that Moses wrote that prophetically?

And, the pious Jews would add, crying... :-)

Moses received revelation by God, and it was recorded even in his life-time, some encarved on tablets of stone, etc. as it says in the Bible -- but no, Moses did not write the whole five books. (But the words and deeds ascribed to him in those books are his).

Jesus ascribes certain specific portions of the Pentateuch to Moses, because it was part of the revelation received by him, and revealed further by him to Israel (as it says in the Bible).

bossmanham said...

It's completely plausible that the parts about the post-Moses era were written by another author who was equally inspired by God.

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BJ Buracker said...


Let's suppose that Moses did not write about his own death. What are the implications? Does this impact your theology in any way?

Stupid Scholar

Rhology said...

Hi BJ,

No, I don't think it would at all. Joshua could've written it, for example. The important thing is that GOD wrote it. What I am objecting to is the assumed naturalism present in the writings of this supposed follower of Jesus.

BJ Buracker said...

Ok, that didn't come across as your obvious point. Thanks for the clarification.

Stupid Scholar