Category: Pseudo Bible Scholars

Matthew Vine giving his lecture in a United Methodist Church

I was looking for a video on YouTube when I stumbled upon this video titled “The Gay Debate”, I was curious as to the content of this video for I know that this issue is not debatable. The Bible’s position regarding this matter has never change. Homosexuality is condemned in the Word of God.

I just want to listen to the introduction because I was curious where he was coming from. I was surprised as to how he twisted all the Bible verses that condemns homosexuality. He uses a lot of playing with the emotional heart strings. Basically, he need to change the meaning of Scripture so that he could have his version of christianity that embraces homosexuality.

I was really reminded of the serpent in the Garden of Eden that said, “… did God really say … no … you will not surely die … your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” – Genesis 3.

He needs to give his lecture because “Adams” and “Eves” have eyes that are not yet open to the truth that homosexuality is really a good and acceptable thing. These schemes are not new. This is not a theological debate. What kind of joke is this? Is there such a thing as a “gay” Christian? God will vindicate His Word. Let him who has ears hear the warnings of Scripture. “Do not be deceived, no homosexual will ever enter the Kingdom of God.” – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Is there really no evidence for the Exodus, for the Israelite people, Jewish Religion (Judaism) three thousand years ago? There are now a lot of liberals, who want to call themselves scholars, love to deny the evidences of the Bible found through archaeology. Why? Not because the evidences are really contrary to the Bible, this is not even merely political issue–though there is a shed of greed and corruption behind the twistings of the evidences, but ultimately, the reason of wanting to discredit the Bible is sin.

Man from beginning of the fall, has been hiding from God. The case is not about a hidden God, a God who has really no evidence of existence, but this is a case of hiding men before a God Who sees everything including our deepest secrets and thoughts. Men’s depravity is such that they would be willing to deny the obvious and make lies appear to be truths, and claim that the truth claims of the Bible are actually lies.

Evidences, no matter how many and clear, presented before the outright liars and those who hate God, would not make them repent of their sins and trust in Christ.

There is a time and a place for evidential apologetics, but the salvation of sinners does not result from evidences placed before their eyes. The salvation of the lost, if there would be a true salvation, always results from the simple proclamation of the Gospel, not through the profundity of evidences and eloquence of the apologist. The Gospel alone is the the foreordained means of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). Evidential apologetics boosts the confidence of the believers. For unconverted sinners, the simple proclamation of the Gospel, and its demands for the sinner–repentance and faith, is the news needed.

The real Jesus according to the Bible is God in human flesh. Chapters like John 1, Colossians 1, Hebrews 1, and Revelation 1 deal with the Divinity of Christ at length; though there are plenty of short verses that mentioned the Divinity of Christ like Romans 9:5, 2 Peter 1:1, etc.

The liberal scholars are not liberals because of the evidence from history and archaeology; it is rather because of their sins that they would pervert the truth and lead others astray.

No elect of God would ever be lost because of these pseudo scholars. However, we must honor God by proclaiming and defending the truth. We cannot simply ignore the blasphemies of these outright liars.  And we must proclaim and defend these truths for the glory of God, and for the sake of the elect; that those who are not yet saved would be saved by the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that those who are already believers would have a boost of confidence in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I know that faith and trust are made possible by the Holy Spirit through the testimony of Scripture. Let us therefore hold fast to the written Word of God and not waver from its testimonies.