Friday, April 25, 2014


I watched a video clip of an interesting discussion between David Letterman's replacement-in-waiting, Stephen Colbert, and a gentleman named Bart Ehrman, who seemed to be determined to persuade the viewers to reject the Bible as truth.  I do not know the "salvation status" of either man, but Colbert seems to be the more likely of the two to be a believer.  Ehrman denied the deity of Christ, saying that Jesus was merely a human being (I suppose the fact that he even acknowledges Jesus actually lived, is something in this day and age).  Colbert cleverly asked Ehrman, "If it walks like a duck; if it talks like a duck...then it is probably a duck."  He went on to say that "The son of a duck, is a duck!"  Therefore, the Son of God is God!

While I appreciate his zeal in defending the deity of Jesus, his logic is flawed.  There are some passages in the Word of God, that indicate born again believers are the sons (and daughters) of God.  Here are a few:

* "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." (Mt. 5:9).
* "Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection." (Lk. 20:36).
* "And not for that nation only, but that also He should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad." (Jn. 11:52).
* "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." (Rom. 8:16).
* "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." (Gal. 3:26).
* "In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother." (1 Jn. 3:10).

Colbert's argument, when carried out to its logical conclusion, would label born again believers, God!  That has never been, nor will it ever be, true!  We will be "like Him," but we will not be Him (Ps. 17:15; Rom. 8:29; 1 Cor. 15:49; Phil. 3:21; etc.)!  In fact, my favorite Bible verse is 1 John 3:2, which says, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is."
The difference is, born again believers are the adopted children of God (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5; etc.), and Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD! (Jn. 1:1, 14; 3:16; etc.).

John 1:34 - "And I saw, and bare record that (Jesus) is the Son of God."

No comments:

Post a Comment