Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith offers further analysis of Perry Noble’s apology for teaching that there is no Hebrew word for ‘commandment’. The relevant segment starts at 41:40 into the audio.
Round-up: responses to Perry Noble on the Ten Commandments
We have already covered Perry Noble’s claim that there is no word in Hebrew for ‘commandment’, and his subsequent doubling-down on that error. However, there have been further rebuttals of Noble’s dangerous false teaching and, since he is lead pastor of NewSpring, the largest church in the Southern Baptist Convention, Nobel’s errors propagate widely. A round-up of the best responses may therefore prove helpful.
Responses to Noble’s original claims:
- James Duncan – Noble rescinds the Ten Commandments for 2015
- Pastor Chris Rosebrough – Jesus Called Them Commandments, Mr. Noble
- Pastor Chris Rosebrough – Perry Noble’s False Hebrew Information (audio, segment discussing Noble starts at 32:50)
- Dr. James R. White, director of Alpha and Omega Ministries – Yes, Perry, Hebrew Has Multiple Words that Mean “Command” (video and audio)
Further discussion, and responses to Noble’s subsequent spin and obfuscation:
- James Duncan – Noble departs Christian orthodoxy, announces he’s staying put
- Pastor Chris Rosebrough – Perry Noble’s Explanation (audio, segment discussing Noble starts at 45:15)
- Pastor Kevin Boling, host of the Knowing the Truth radio programme, interviews James Duncan – Perry Noble’s Problem with God (audio)
- Janet Mefferd interviews James Duncan – Janet Mefferd Radio Show (audio)
Photo credit: Detail from Moses Smashing the Tablets of the Law, Rembrandt, 1659.
Perry Noble of NewSpring Church rescinds the Ten Commandments
James Duncan demonstrates that Perry Noble is unqualified for the pastoral office.
Pastor Chris Rosebrough has also reviewed Noble’s erroneous understanding of Hebrew.
Round-up: responses to Kurt Eichenwald’s Newsweek article, ‘The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin’
Several cogent responses were provoked by Newsweek and Kurt Eichenwald’s ignorant Christmas polemic against the Bible and historic Christianity. Here are the best:
- Dr. Michael J. Kruger, President and Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC, wrote a two part rebuttal on his blog: part 1, part 2.
- Dr. James R. White, director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, devoted two episodes of his Dividing Line programme to refuting Eichenwald’s piece: part 1, part 2.
- Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote a blog post.
- Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, also authored a post.
- Dr. Ben Witherington, professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and member of the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University, has written a post.
- Newsweek has published a response by Dr. Michael Brown to its article.