In Defense of God’s Word

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.


High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week.

“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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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 80 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 62 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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4 Responses to In Defense of God’s Word

  1. Kevin Hopper says:

    Shirley, It is shocking to see this in print. Who would want this guy to be on their staff with thoughts and articles like this paper?

    We ought to speak out and pray for God to open his eyes in such a way so he will know it is God and not some drugs! God bless you!

  2. Pingback: Moses on drugs, Jesus on ice « Shir ha Shirim Weblog

  3. tommyjoe says:

    Yea and Amen! Let God be true but EVERY MAN A LIAR. Mom was getting a little riled up reading this post. She exclaimed, “If there were ever anything to be angry about, THAT is what we should be angry about. I’d call it “righteous indignation.” Didn’t it say that in the last days, evil men and seducers would wax worse and worse?

  4. Lou (Linda) says:

    I shouldn’t be, but often am amazed at the lengths people will go to to try to explain away and discredit the word of God.

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