Friday, December 01, 2006

AN ALMOST UNIVERSAL HERESY EXPOSED AND EXPLODED

I've had all I can stands andI can't stands no more (ht Popeye)! I have tried to keep silent about this, but it seems that no one else is going to confront this almost universally voiced theo-historical lie!

While so many in the blogosphere are battling insignificant things like Lordship salvation, antinomianism and such, a horrible heresy is being voiced all across the world, and no one seems to care. Well, I care! And by jimeny(Sorry. Didn't mean to swear.)I'm gonna thunder out the truth even if it costs me my head!

What is this grievious falsehood that is so widely taught and so universally ignored? I'm glad you asked. It seems that almost everywhere I hear or read some one refering to the humble birth of Jesus, they always say that He was born in a manger. Nuh-uhh! He was born in a stable and laid in a manger.

Whew! I said it!I guess I 'm feeling a little bit like Martin Luther must have felt as he put it all on the line to rescue truth from evil hands of heretics. Both at peace and at the same time a little bit scared. But we have to choose our battles, and folks, I am ready to go to the wall for this one. Besides, all the really good stuff to fight about has already been taken by guys like Centuri0n,
Dan Phillips, Phil Johnson, Jeremy, and Daniel at Doulogos.

18 comments:

Steve Weaver said...

Thanks for having the courage to say something! I'm glad somebody finally said it.

Garry Weaver said...

Steve,
Thanks for your support. Pray for me that when the evil proponents of this heresy come for me, that my faith fail not.

ThirstyDavid said...

Bald guys are always the smartest.

Garry Weaver said...

Thirsty,
I perceive that thou art a discerning man.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting "smarter" every day...

Anonymous said...

Um, well, while I, too, have been greatly troubled by this error, the Bible doesn't actually say that Jesus was born in a stable either...that's just Hollywood.

Garry Weaver said...

Anon,
Thanks for the visit and the input. However you are obviously not a plowboy like me. The manger is a box or rack, normally fairly small, into which the feed is placed at a convenient level for the animals.
It would be difficult to imagine a pregnant woman climbing into a manger to give birth.
I think it is quite logical to assume (with no damage done to the Scriptural account) that Mary wasn't in the manger when she gave birth.
Then after having given birth, cleaning and wrapping the Babe in cloths, she laid Him in a manger in lieu of a crib.

I warned you! I'll fight for this'n.

Anonymous said...

I don't know... This sounds novel to me. I'll have to think hard about whether or not to delink you.

Garry Weaver said...

Bug,
I knew I would be persecuted, but I never expected it to come from one of whom I have said such nice things.

I must go now. I am overcome with a desire to get into a corner and mutter to myself about how I am the onliest one to stand for the truth.

Jeremy Weaver said...

To the gallows with thee, heretic!
I suppose next you're going to try to tell me that the stable was some sort of cave or something.

Garry Weaver said...

Jeremy,
I don't know what the shelter looked like. However it is obvious, to my mind at least, that it was a place where animals were tended.

ThirstyDavid said...

I don't know, Garry, that sounds like a pretty risky contention.

Anonymous said...

Er, I think you missed my point. I agree that Jesus was NOT born in a manger. The comment bothers me too. I was just pointing out that the Bible does not state that Jesus was born in a stable before being laid in a manger. Maybe it WAS a cave (albeit, with a little rack at feeding height), or maybe He was just born in the pasture in the backyard. Merry Christmas!

Garry Weaver said...

Anon,
You got me there.Thanks for your comments.

Steve Weaver said...

Judging by the number of comments on this post, it would seem that you've touched upon a very sensitive nerve in evangelicalism today.

Steve Weaver said...

Anonymous,

Unmask yourself! If you're going to take such a strong stand on the "stable issue", you should at least be willing to put your name to your view!

Steve Weaver said...

Wow, you must have really touched a nerve! There's now been two more comments, since I was here last!

Garry Weaver said...

Steve are you trying to boost my comment count? If so, keep it up. It will look good on my resume' at least until some one notices that the number of comments was spread over a huge audience of 7 people.