Baptist scholar raps Newsweek for essay questioning Christmas narrative
Catholic World News - December 13, 2012
R. Albert Mohler, the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, has criticized Newsweek magazine for publishing an essay that questions the Christian belief in the Nativity.
“The cover article in the magazine, timed for maximum publicity at Christmas, was a premeditated act,” Mohler observes. The essay, by Bart Ehrman, questions whether the New Testament accounts of the birth of Jesus can be considered credible.
These questions may be fashionable in the academic world, Mohler writes, but ironically Newsweek is not fashionable enough. He concludes: “Readers should note carefully that it is Newsweek, and not the New Testament, that is going out of print.”
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Posted by: Frodo1945 -
Dec. 15, 2012 9:18 AM ET USA
Good for dr Mohler. Not to worry though, there are only 10 Newsweek readers left in this world.
Posted by: richardols3892 -
Dec. 14, 2012 11:00 AM ET USA
There are also Christian (?) Zionist groups who are rabidly anti-Catholic calling us and our Protestant "offspring" Baal worshippers for celebrating Christmas and Easter and who use Old Testament terminology exclusively in their attacks.