Dr. Bart Ehrman is the prime example of a ‘liberal Christian,’ whose dedicated attempts to destroy the foundations of Christianity is becoming well known. He is a member of the outrageous, “Jesus Seminar,” where supposed ‘Biblical Scholars” take apart The New Testament and proclaim that Jesus did not say what he said.” (!) Erhman’s whole purpose is to undermine Christianity. He has written some strange Christianity-attack-books with “historic facts to set people straight,” His corrupt ideas are so far out into left field that the crows can’t even get out there to roost. Bad Bart for sure.
Particularly disturbing is that Dr. Ehrman, is a contracted lecturer for the highly acclaimed, Teaching Company, an excellent resource for life-long learners (like this writer), and for supplemental training for college and university students.
The Teaching Company course materials are excellent with the exception of anything dealing with religion, especially Christianity, and purported World History, or Civilization. These courses teach the “Big Bang” fraud as fact and lean heavily on evolution with a distinct nod toward Darwin.
Dr. Ehrman’s newest book,” Forged: Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We think They Are,” was released (escaped would be a better word) just in time for the most sacred observance of Christianity, Easter.
Jerry Newcombe, a splendid writer/author, DVD producer for the Late Dr. D. James Kennedy ministry and popular talk-radio-host in Florida, took a look at the book and penned an outstanding critique of Dr. Ehrman’s latest hand grenade. It is published intact: Be sure and check out Mr. Newcombe’s website below.
Is the New Testament Forged?
By Jerry Newcombe
A new book by a major New Testament scholar is sure to make mincemeat of many people’s faith. Needlessly.
The scholar is the iconoclastic Dr. Bart Ehrman, who teaches religion at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
The book is called Forged: Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are. Ehrman said on a radio broadcast that about 75% of the New Testament documents are supposedly forged. They’re frauds.
Dr. Sam Lamerson is a conservative New Testament scholar who teaches at Knox Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale. (By way of full disclosure, I earned a theology degree there). He heard Ehrman on a radio broadcast say words to this effect: “I want to be the scholar that uses the F-word about the Bible. I want people to know that these books were forged.”
“Forged” is a strong word. Several of the New Testament books claim no authorship at all. Church tradition has attributed them to various writers, but the biblical text itself does not claim authorship for these particular books. For instance, none of the four Gospels (of which tradition names the writers as Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) actually have the names of the authors at the beginning of their documents.
But if a document is anonymous, how could it be a forgery?
Dr. Mike Licona, a rising star in New Testament scholarship, has been reading an advanced copy of Forged.