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Jesus is the Son of God; He is the truth and the Word. If Jesus as the God-man told a lie, then the Bible is not the inerrant Word of God. If Jesus told a lie, then the Christian faith has no foundation, and the Bible would have to be discarded!
What a situation we are in today when an academic who claims to be a Christian would essentially teach that Jesus told a lie!
This scholar (Dr. Peter Enns) is now a professor at a supposed Christian university (Eastern University in Philadelphia). He has written a book—The Evolution of Adam—in an attempt to influence the church in which he states there was no literal Adam or Eve and no literal Fall into sin. But even more than this, he essentially accuses Jesus Christ of lying and being a sinner! Yes, he really does.
Recently, two AiG writers and researchers wrote an article about a statement Peter Enns made in The Evolution of Adam. Enns rejects Moses as the author of the Pentateuch, and in dealing with Bible passages where Jesus directly attritubes the authorship of these books to Moses, Enns states, “Rather, Jesus here reflects the tradition that he himself inherited as a first-century Jew and that his hearers assumed to be the case” (Peter Enns, The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2012), p. 153.).
The AiG authors then stated the following:
The idea advanced by Dr. Enns here is known as the accommodation theory and was first advanced in the eighteenth century by Johann Semler, the father of German rationalism. The accommodation theory is very popular among liberal theologians and basically asserts that Jesus accommodated (accepted and taught) the various ideas of His day, even if they were wrong.5 Allegedly, since Jesus was primarily concerned with spiritual matters, He didn’t bother to correct some of their false historical or scientific beliefs because doing so might have distracted from His real message.The AiG authors also observed the following:
So what’s the big deal if Jesus accommodated the errors of His day? Well, if Jesus taught error, then He would have lied to His listeners, in which case He would have been a sinner. If He unwittingly taught error, then He would have misled His followers, making Him a false teacher. Either option leaves us with a Jesus who is sinful and less than God. If Jesus had sinned, then He could not have been the spotless Lamb who appeased God’s wrath by His sacrificial death on the Cross, because He would have needed to die for His own sins. If Jesus did not die for our sins, then we are still in our sins and are headed for an eternity in the lake of fire.Every Christian needs to read this web article to understand this shocking attack on the Word of God. I urge you to read this AiG web commentary at the link below and send this article to your pastors, elders, deacons, and as many Christians as you can! God’s people need to be aware of this attack on the Christian faith in a book published by Brazos Press—a division of a well known Christian book publisher (the Baker Publishing Group).
Go to this link to read the article.
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Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.