Preach the Word – January/February 2020

Volume 23, Number 3

Preaching to the Choir Biblically Illiterate

In March 2018, The Wall Street Journal had to issue a correction.
The previous day, a journalist had quoted Israeli prime minister
Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that Moses had brought water
from Iraq. As it turns out, Mr. Netanyahu actually said that Moses
brought water from a rock. Who’d have thought? That same
week, National Public Radio had to make a correction too. An NPR
blog on Good Friday stated, “Easter—the day celebrating the idea
that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at
all, but rather arose into heaven—is on Sunday.” As the corrected
blog later noted, Easter is actually “the day Christians celebrate
Jesus’ Resurrection.”

Read More