It grieves me to hear God’s Word so disdained, deprecated and ignorantly described as was recently done by Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I stand today in opposition to such statements as these, and in holy defense of the precious Word of God. The Bible is God’s Word to the world, and to suggest that such remarkable incidents as Moses’ observation of the burning bush was a reaction to psychedelic drugs is obscene and highly offensive.
“As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don’t believe, or a legend, which I don’t believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics,” Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday.
Moses was probably also on drugs when he saw the “burning bush,” suggested Shanon, who said he himself has dabbled with such substances.
Consider II Timothy 3:16
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
And II Peter 1:21
“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
I love the Bible. It is dear, sacred and precious to me. It lights my path through this dark and troubled world directing my every step. It brings me hope and joy, and presses my heart with peace and comfort. Wedged between the covers of our Bibles are the world’s greatest literature, the Song of songs, and historically accurate accounts of ancient worlds. The Bible contains God’s personal words to me–His own child. It lays out the plan of salvation, and instructs me in righteous and godly living.
Don’t speak such blasphemous words that suggest the Bible to be the result of drug-induced visions. Quite the opposite is true: The Words of that precious book came through the pen of righteous men who were moved by the Holy Ghost.
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