Update and welcome to Twitter visitors! I addressed one of Mrs. Evans’ Superfans here and that got a lively discussion going. The “Christian” Leftists continue to prey on people’s biblical ignorance by insisting that I’m accusing God of genocide by agreeing with the Bible. I am not making that up. But anyone who just scans the OT (see all the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the book of Joshua, and more) can see that you can’t make Evans’ claims and still hold that scripture is inspired. There are countless verses that it was God’s idea and his doing to clear it out — including the varied miraculous accounts of how He accomplished it. Evans calls the human writers and the Holy Spirit liars. On the “Christian” Left view the entire OT makes no sense. It is sad but not surprising that her fans think this passage is a “dogmatic and fundamentalist understanding of biblical inspiration.”
2 Timothy 3:16–17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
And they ignore how Jesus viewed the OT. Friendly reminder: Jesus referred to the most controversial parts of the OT without apology: Adam & Eve, real marriage, creation, Noah, Jonah, Sodom, etc. So, for example, Jesus had zero issues with the flood. And he’s the same Jesus who did this:
Jude 5 Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
I’ll let you decide whether to agree with her or Jesus on whether the OT is the word of God.
Short version: Any definition of biblical inspiration in which hundreds of verses are blasphemous lies is malicious and/or ignorant. And that’s how Rachel Held Evans and much of the “Christian” Left define it.
Mrs. Evans has been her usual passive-aggressive self on her Twitter page lately, attacking scripture and implicitly denying the divinity of Jesus. But when called out for specifics, she lied and said she “absolutely” believes the Hebrew Scriptures are inspired.
But that’s not what she said in her book:
God never told the Israelites to kill the Canaanites. The Israelites believed that God told them to kill the Canaanites.
Here’s what really happened: God never got the Bible wrong. The “Christian” Left believe that God got the Bible wrong.
You cannot say things like that while claiming that the scriptures were inspired. Just scan the Bible and see how many passages would be lies if what what Evans said was true. And not just lies, but blasphemous lies. It wouldn’t be a little fib if you cleared out and killed an entire country and falsely claimed it was God’s idea.
Read the Bible for yourself then decide who is lying: Evans or the authors of scripture.
P.S. If that wasn’t enough, check out Jes Kast, whom Evans adores, and see if her theology is biblical.