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Deceptive Quote: Christianity Trasher

Trashes whole of Christianity and rejects the inspiration of the Bible

Noss, John B.: Man's Religion

What Anti-Trinitarians quote:

John B. Noss 1968 "The doctrine of the trinity he [Michael Servetus] felt to be a Catholic perversion and himself to be a good New Testament Christian in combating it. . . According to his conception, a trinity composed of three distinct persons in one God is a rational impossibility" (Man's Religion, John B. Noss, 1968)

What they fail to tell the same article also says:

The high place which Moses has held in Hebrew-Jewish devotion is richly deserved. Recent scholarship, while denying to him the authorship of the Pentateuch and the extremely complicated legal provisions of the Law (the Torah), has vindicated his place of highest honor in the early history of Israel. He was a creative personality of the first order. Unfortunately the exact details of his work are shrouded from us in tradition. The story of Moses has come down to us in the narratives (known to scholars as J and E) intertwined in Exodus and Numbers. The written forms of these traditions dates from three or four hundred years after his time (Man's Religion, John B. Noss, 1968, p481)

The first Christian century has had more books written about it than any other comparable period of history. The chief sources bearing on its history are the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament, and these-again we must, make a comparative statement-have been more thoroughly searched by inquiring minds than any other books ever written. Historical criticism has been particularly busy with them during the last seventy-five years, and has reached the verdict that in the New Testament the early Christian religion about Jesus has overlaid and modified the record of the religion of Jesus himself; but there is no unanimity about the degree of modification. It is known that Jesus himself did not write down his teachings, but relied upon his disciples to go about preaching what he taught, from memory. It is generally assumed by historians that after his death some of them did write down his sayings with occasional notes of the historical setting, before they should be forgotten, and that thus a document, or group of documents, came into being which scholars call Q (from the German word Quelle or "source"). It is generally considered that Q was somewhat colored by the prepossessions of the early Christians, and may have had sayings added to it which were mistakenly ascribed to Jesus; but on the whole it was highly authentic, and quite naturally became primary source material for the compilers of Matthew and Luke. (Man's Religion, John B. Noss, 1968, p571)

Our comment

  1. As you can see, Noss doesn't believe the inspiration of the Bible but is a modernist. (He openly believes in the modernist and secular "Q document" theory) His book reviews all world religions and he views Christianity as just another one of "Man's Religions", just as the title implies.
  2. So we ask how valuable Noss's comment: "felt trinity to be a Catholic perversion and himself to be a good New Testament Christian in combating it" really is since Noss himself rejects the Bible!

Deception Exposed:

Why must anti-Trinitarians always appeal to modernists and Bible haters and liberal theologians to prove their points? How valuable can the opinions of these men be?

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