The Arrogance of liberal scholarship

An old Dividing Line podcast from 2005, with Dr. James R. White​ where the late Dr. Robert Funk, one of founders of the hyper-liberal, skeptical “Jesus Seminar” (with other liberal scholars like John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg), played clips from a 1989 radio interview with him. Dr. Funk, cursed at Dr. White and the others of the radio station (told them to “go to hell”) (which is ironic because liberal scholars usually don’t even believe a real hell, as the Bible teaches – Mark 9:47-48; Revelation 20:10-15) and hung up on him. Dr. Funk had a lot of knowledge, was a liberal scholar, wrote textbooks on Biblical Greek, but sadly, did not know the Lord of the Scriptures. Dr. Funk was full of arrogance and pride of knowledge and looked down on any scholar who also believed in Biblical Inspiration and Inerrancy. (1 Corinthians 8:1 – “knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies”)

“Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; assuredly, he will not go unpunished.”  Proverbs 16:5

About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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