Christian Apologetics Society

Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God."
- Matthew 22:29

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
Gen 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light
Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body."
Malachi 1:11
My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
John 20:23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 2:14
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Luke 20:38
For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.
Rev 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 Cor 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
1 Timothy 3:15
but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Rick Perry Misquotes Jesus?

Being the current host of a very nasty "cold" virus, I've had the opportunity to take life much slower. While channel surfing, I came across Rick Perry doing a very good job of explaining the Exodus. Rick was explaining the use of hyssop to mark the door posts and noted the correlation to the hyssop used when Jesus was crucified. Rick has clearly done his homework. Imagine my surprise when, just moments later, Rick says that Jesus said the bread "represents" my body. That was the exact verb used. Represents.

Well, I was dumb founded. How could this man who has done all this careful research make such a glaring mistake? The verb that the gospel writers used and which appears in the Greek, Latin, and English language translations is the verb "to be" (is). Also, the words of Christ at the Last Supper are not some obscure, easily overlooked passage. The words of Christ during the Last Supper are recorded in three of four Gospels:

    Matthew 26:26
    "And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this IS my body."

    Mark 14:22
    And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this IS my body.

    Luke 22:19
    "And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This IS my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me."

The only Bible translation I know of that differs in these passages is the New World Translation published by the Jehovah Witnesses which say "means". Rick doesn't strike me as a NWT kind of guy.

No. I'm going to have to assume that in the heat of the moment, Rick made a Freudian slip and accidentally recited his personal interpretation of scripture instead of the actual recorded words of Jesus in the Gospel. Its easy to do. Long presentation. Lots of facts. Hot lights. Fatigue. Yeah, that's probably what happened.

So, if you happen to catch Rick's engaging program on the Exodus and you see him striking a door post with hyssop, get ready and listen closely...

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