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Pharaoh's Magicians

Evolution, the Bible, and Modern Gnosticism
  • By Gregory C. Benoit
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The ancient heresy of Gnosticism has seeped into the church and is being taught in our most influential seminaries today. This can be seen most readily in the willingness-and even determination-of leading scholars and theologians to force the doctrines of evolution into the sacred text of the Scriptures. This book looks closely at the Bible to determine whether or not evolution can be endorsed by the Word of God. It then moves on to examine how today's theologians have played tricks with the text in order to seduce ordinary Christians into embracing Gnosticism. This book is a call to God's people to eradicate this heresy and return to an honest reading of the Bible. --These 'higher critics' have castrated Christianity; they themselves are spiritual eunuchs, incapable of producing any spiritual seed with which to grow the church in the coming generations. They hope to bring some reconciliation between the teachings of modern science and the traditional teachings of Scripture, but instead they only serve to instill doubt in the ordinary Christian-doubt that an ordinary believer can ever again trust his own uneducated reading of the Bible. It is sad to think that William Tyndale was martyred for bringing the Bible to the common man, while modern theologians are being praised for taking it away again.-- --Like David on a plain filled with Goliaths, Greg Benoit takes on the fraternity of evangelical commentators on Genesis. Benoit is neither a scientist nor a Semitic scholar, but he has been well educated in literature, and he understands the literary genre of Genesis 1-3. In order to accommodate Darwinism, he charges, the commentators have concocted an ever-changing series of theories to explain why Genesis 1-3 does not mean what it says. The implications for the orthodox belief in the truthfulness of Genesis, the historicity of Adam and Eve, the reality of original and imputed sin, and the necessity of the atoning work of the Last Adam are devastating. This book is original, provocative, caustic, entertaining, irritating, and guaranteed to have bloggers and reviewers howling with delight, derision, or damnation (of the author, that is).-- -David J. MacLeod Dean for Biblical Studies Emmaus Bible College --Pharaoh's Magicians is a good example of the conclusion a serious, self-motivated student of Scripture will draw concerning the origin of human life from a straight-forward and normal reading of the Bible. Although Gregory Benoit is neither a trained theologian nor a professional scientist, by practicing the clarity of Scripture and the priority of context, he shows clearly and conclusively that the theory of evolution is not supported by the Bible and cannot be squeezed in between the lines of Scripture. . . . If literary genre is important, and studying the creation account and the rest of Genesis as a unified literary document is of significant importance (and they should be), then readers of Pharaoh's Magicians will appreciate Gregory Benoit's passionate examination and interpretation of the biblical text.-- --David R. Reid Retired Faculty Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, Iowa Gregory C. Benoit is a free-lance writer who has published numerous books on Bible study and the Christian life. He holds a degree in Medieval Literature.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781610974165
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781610974165
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2011
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Gregory C. Benoit
    • Page Count: 232
    • Weight: 0.75 pounds
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