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The Bible turned upside-down

12 Apr

During the last few weeks, the Bible has been turned upside-down. First, Jesus might not have walked on water. According to MSNBC, Jesus might have walked on a patch of ice. From Doron Nof:

“We simply explain that unique freezing processes probably happened in that region only a handful of times during the last 12,000 years,” said Doron Nof, a Florida State University professor of oceanography. “We leave to others the question of whether or not our research explains the biblical account.”

Secondly, the Gospel of Judas has been unearthed. Several new books about this have been published. They are The Gospel of Judas and The Lost Gospel : The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot.

The Gospel of Judas gives a different view of the relationship between Jesus and Judas, offering new insights into the disciple who betrayed Jesus. Unlike the accounts in the canonical Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, in which Judas is portrayed as a reviled traitor, this newly discovered Gospel portrays Judas as acting at Jesus’ request when he hands Jesus over to the authorities.

And finally, evolution has made another breakthrough.

The latest fossil unearthed from a human ancestral hot spot in Africa allows scientists to link together the most complete chain of human evolution so far.

If you would like some information about these stories, I recommend listening to Issues, Etc., a Lutheran talk radio show. The host, Rev. Todd Wilken interviews Dr. John Warwick Montgomery as he comments on sound bytes regarding these issues.

These stories could potential change the Scriptures as we know them, if you don’t believe that God’s Word is God’s Word. As for me, I think I’ll stick with what God’s Word says.

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Posted by on April 12, 2006 in Religion

 

One response to “The Bible turned upside-down

  1. Rev. Iovine

    April 13, 2006 at 8:00 am

    There are simple explanations for all of it:

    1. Jesus wore ice skates so it make him ‘appear’ as though he was walking on water.

    2. Judas must have been “the disciple Jesus loved” that we read about in John’s Gospel.

    3. That fossil is a joke, because any professional wrestling fan from the 1980s would already know that the “Missing Link” was already found – he had an all green face, hair, and tongue, and kept grabbing his own hair and pulled it back to stop him from doing things…

    OK. This pastor needs some rest.

     
 
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