We take a walk through the events of the last days of Jesus’ life examining critics’ challenges of error in the Gospels’ accounts. (Links open in YouTube in a new window)
In this 5th session addressing the video by YouTuber, PineCreek, “How to Cause Trouble in Church”, Pastor Marc addresses the issues whether the Old and New Testaments present a consistent message as well as some alleged errors in the Bible.
In his Wednesday evening class, Pastor Marc responds to the video by Douglas (PineCreek) Letkeman. In his original video, Douglas makes the challenge of 10 issues which he claims cast doubt on the Bible’s historicity and would therefore “cause trouble in church”. This video deals with the first 3.
Excerpt from the message “And When You Pray” on November 26th, 2017 in which pastor Marc addresses the allegedly contradictory claims betwen Jesus’ words in Matthew’s Gospel, and the epistle of James.
“And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:13).
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations” (James 1:2, KJV)
Some have claimed that Matthew 6:13 implies that God may lead us into temptations, which is why Jesus is telling us to ask that God NOT do that: “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.“
However, James 1:13 says, “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.”
The claim is that these two verses show a contradiction in the teachings of the Bible.
An excerpt from the message “For the Glory of God” on November 19th, 2017. Matthew chapters 5 & 6 seem to have conflicting messages as far as how we are to act as we try to follow Christ.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16).
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them” (Matt. 6:1).