I’m wondering did anyone catch the No-Spin-Zone last night? Am I the only one who thinks somebody needs to call Bill O’Reilly, invite him to lunch, and explain some Bible facts to him? Last night’s episode of the “Bold-Fresh” Factor-Man feeding biblical advice to Bill Maher, fell short of a few loaves and fishes.
Someone…puleeze, explain to the two Bills how important the Old Testament is to Christians and what we believe. The Old Testament is not a bunch of “allegory” and fiction. Bill Maher thinks the entire Bible is filled with fantasies–not just allegories. He corrects Bill O’Reilly and says that over 60% of people beieve that Noah’s Ark is true. To Christians who think their book is perfect, Maher asks, “How come so much of it [the Bible] is either wacky or immoral?”
Bill “O” has some good rebuttals on portions of this interview, but he sorely lacks in Biblical knowledge–he’s all over the chart. I do admit, O’Reilly had Bill Maher grasping at ridiculous crumbs from his table to debate the relevancy of Bible-believing Christian thinkers.
This interview is more evidence that we Christians need to speak clearly and succinctly about the basics of Christianity and what the Bible is to Christians. Atheists like Bill Maher are listening; they are reading. We need to have deeper commitment and due diligence in reaching our young people and adults. We need to have our facts straight.
Life is confusing enough without all the popular talking heads on television spreading fallacies about the Bible and our Lord. Greater confusion is bred when the President of the United States stands up and tells the world that he believes his “individual salvation depends upon the collective salvation” of the world (not Jesus?). We all know that is not true. His individual salvation depends on his faith in Jesus Christ who attoned for his sin, and a personal relationship with this Holy and perfect Son of God. The entire world can give Obama a pass; that, and believing in a few particular “precepts” taught by Jesus, won’t get him through the gates of heaven anymore than me believing that memorizing Bible verses will keep me out of hell.
Even a priest picked up on that comment and said it wasn’t “precepts” that must define his faith, it a personal relationship with Jesus, Himself.
At least Bill Maher had one thing right (even if he doesn’t believe his own words): “the Bible is written by God, and is the inspired Word of God”. I can’t fault Maher’s foolish statements too harshly, he is blind, after all.
To see the O’Reilly interview go HERE. What do you think–should O’Reilly be tutored in Bible basics? selahV