Guess who Tweeted this bit of dreck out:Well, before I give it away, let’s look to see why I called it ‘dreck’.
God said in Numbers 11:23, ‘Moses, is there any limit to My power?’ He was saying, ‘Moses, you saw Me part the Red Sea, stop the sun for Joshua, keep three Hebrew teenagers safe in a fiery furnace, don’t you realize that I can bring water without rain?’ There’s no limit to God’s power.”
It’s dreck because Moses was dead when God stopped the sun at Gibeon for Joshua, and he was really dead at the time of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel and the Babylonian captivity. Obviously, if the Tweeter had actually, you know, been familiar with the Bible, this error likely wouldn't have occurred.
So, who is this Bible scholar?
None other than (drumroll, please) …
Joel Osteen, allegedly ‘America’s favorite pastor’.
The saddest thing?
As of Friday afternoon, the post had over 317,000 likes and 52,000 shares.Which means that over 317,000 people are just as clueless as Mr. Osteen when it comes to what the Bible really says.
And some folks wonder why I harp on Bible literacy.
(* - A comment by one of Mr. Osteen’s more Bible-literate followers.)