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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The McKinsey File #6 Or The Ghost of Bob Ingersoll

“For two thousand years Christians have alleged that Jesus of Nazareth is God incarnate, the sinless being, the embodiment of perfection. . . yet the New Testament has many statements and acts by Jesus which prove to the contrary. He, like Paul, repeatedly made false statements and inaccurate prophecies” , and the proof of this is, inter alia, John 7:8 – 10, according to Dennis McKinsey, the retired school-teacher from the U.S.A. To our poor benighted 'Dennis the Menace' the proof that Jesus cannot be God incarnate is that when he said in John 7:8 “I go not up yet unto the feast...”, he then “broke his promise by going up secretly after saying he wouldn’t”. And with such crushing 'logic' McKinsey hopes to destroy the Christian’s faith in his Saviour and God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and in the Holy Scriptures He has given to his people. It is almost quite depressing reading McKinsey’s work, when you think of not only the blindness of the poor old fellow (nearly seventy) as he approaches eternity, but also of the effect that his apparently well-informed and impartial treatment of his subject-matter has upon a Bible-illiterate audience. Even a cursory reading of the text in question reveals that The Ghost has difficulty with actually reading the words on the page in front of him. There is a plain time element in the passage which McKinsey has either purposefully ignored or shamefully missed. The passage says “Go ye (his brethren) up unto this feast: I go not up yet: for my time is not yet full come.” - didn’t you see that Dennis old boy?? ..” I go not up YET, YET! “. Got it Denny? He wasn’t saying he would never be going up, just that his brethren should go up first and then he would be going up himself later. What could be plainer? But in fairness to the poor old soul, when you read the RSV (as he has done as well) it loses this time element so plainly set forth in the Authorised Holy Scriptures - the NIV's corrupted RC text says “Go to the festival yourselves. I am not going to this festival, for my time is not yet come” - the word “yet” is removed in the NIV ! But of course Dennis McKinsey is not aware of the solemn truth that his god, the god of this world, “hath BLINDED THE MINDS of them that believe not ..” (2 Cor. 4:4), and that is the reason why he misses such information, information that is laid out in the very text itself, right in front of his eyes and the eyes of every ten year-old Sunday School student. But Dennis doesn’t WANT to believe that heaven and hell are real, and he doesn’t want to believe that the Jewish carpenter was “God . . manifest in the flesh” (1 Tim. 3:16), and therefore the solemn pronouncement concerning such a person as The Ghost is - “he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God “ (Jn 3:18).


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