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Ehrman gets an intellectual spanking.

>> Saturday, April 11, 2009

You have to check this out. Bart Ehrman (critic of the Bible)did a mini-debate with Stephen Colbert. What is amazing is that in Ehrman's debates with reputable scholars (such as Dr. James White) Ehrman usually has a sort of hardened pompous arrogance and cavalier attitude. And yet when he goes head-to-head with Colbert in what would be expected to be a funny debate---Ehrman is as soft as a pillow and gets totally dismantled.

Ehrman grossly misrepresents Scripture on a regular basis in his books and debates. He generally has an audience that is ignorant of the Bible and it's textual history so he usually is not challenged at a scholarly level. I find it amusing that Stephen Colbert had him totally flustered in this quick exchange.

By the way. I nearly jumped out of my seat at the assertion that Jesus didn't claim divinity in Matthew, Mark and Luke. Um, hello?! The Old Testament itself spells out the fact that Messiah will be God Himself with us (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Micah 5:2). Notwithstanding the fact that Matthew, Mark and Luke DO clearly portray Christ as Yahweh. This is not something that is a novelty in the gospel of John as Ehrman would like us to believe. If you want a great resource for a deep-study of this go to Alpha and Omega's website and get this great book.

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