It’s amazing how non-believers can believe in the Bible (or at least like to quote it) when it’s advantageous to their cause but still not know what they’re talking about.
Take for example this story. A story that chides and corrects and criticizes Donald Trump for “not believing in the virgin birth” (due to a “tweet” in which he “erroneously” referred to Joseph as Jesus’ father) all the while it uses the names God and Jesus in a very flippant and unholy manner.
What exactly did the President say … or tweet rather?
“The Christmas Story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son and the most extraordinary gift of all—the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.”
Oh, the righteous indignation is too much to bear! Bible ignorance must not prevail in the White House! Blasphemy must be called out!
Pump the brakes Bible scholars.
Simple fact of the matter is, contrary to the defenders and offended repliers of the twitter-verse’s Bible experts, the Bible does indeed teach that Joseph was the father of Jesus … just the not the biological father!
“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: … And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.” (Matthew 1:1, 16 NKJV)
“Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, … ” (Luke 3:23 NKJV)
“Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”” (John 1:45 NKJV)
What’s next? A college teacher drawing the rage and fury of students and other advocates because he had the gall to tell his class they would have to work hard and abstain from drinking alcohol if they wanted to pass his course – too late, that’s already happened!
Look, I’m not trying to defend the President’s Bible knowledge with what I’m saying. I’m only saying it doesn’t make sense for Bible ignorant people to make fun of someone who is supposedly Bible ignorant (the reply to the President included “#moroninchief”) because it fits his or her political agenda. It’s that whole pot and kettle saying you might be familiar with.
It’s easy to be wrong even when you’re right if you’re not actually interested in the truth about Jesus.
“Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “Truly this is the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?” So there was a division among the people because of Him.” (John 7:40-43 NKJV)