A prominent Southern Baptist Convention leader has denounced a front page Newsweek piece calling evangelical and fundamentalist Christians “God’s frauds.”
Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, posted an entry on his website Monday taking issue with Kurt Eichenwald’s lengthy essay on the Bible.
Mohler is not the only conservative Christian leader rejecting Eichenwald’s work. Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said the author’s “arrogance is stunning.”
“Casting doubt just about everywhere, he tells us, for example, that the story of the adulterous woman whom Jesus counseled is an ‘event that never happened,’” stated Donohue.
“Apparently, he doesn’t see the irony: If the traditional Biblical account cannot be trusted, how can he be so cock-sure that his interpretation is accurate? His arrogance is stunning.”