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Newsweek on the Bible

Today one of my LJ friends posted the Newsweek essay attacking the Bible. I sent to my LJ friend a response to that essay in Newsweek by Dr. Mohler. I have been reading off and on today from a book titled, "We Believe in One God" Volume 1 Ancient Christian Doctrine Edited By Gerald L. Bray. I will quote from this excellent volume something goes along with how one comes to a true understanding of God's Word the holy Bible.

"The Secret Of True Wisdom. Clement Of Alexandria: The wise person who has been persuaded to obey the commandments will become wiser by his knowledge, and the intelligent person will acquire power. He will understand parables and obscure sayings, the oracles and enigmas of the wise. Those inspired by God and those who have been converted through them do not produce spurious words, nor do they trick people with their clever words, as the Sophists do. On the contrary, those who possess the Holy Spirit "search the deep things of God" (1 Cor 2:10) and thus grasp the secrets that are in the prophecies. It is forbidden to impart holy things to dogs, as long as they remain beasts. Those who are jealous and disturbed, and whose behavior is still pagan, should never be allowed to dip into the divine and clear stream of the living water. . . But the person who believes the Scriptures correctly hearts in them the voice of God, who gave them to us. STROMATEIS 2.2.." pg. 16,17

http://www.albertmohler.com/2014/12/29/newsweek-on-the-bible-so-misrepresented-its-a-sin/

"[1] Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
[2] But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
[3] But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
[4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
[5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
[6] For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
[7] But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
[8] We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
[9] Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
[10] Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
[11] For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
[12] So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
[13] We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
[14] Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you." 2 Corinth. 4:1-14

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/01/02/thats-not-what-bible-says-294018.html

"[3] But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
[4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." 2 Corinth. 4:3,4
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