I came across this story about another statement by Bill Maher. You can read it at this link. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/bill-maher-says-jesus-christ-was-palestinian/
Lets just take this one point at a time and keep it simple. First of all the bible says that Jesus came to His own…His own being the Jews who were God’s Chosen people. He came to them to fulfill the promises that He had made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He didn’t come to the Palestinians because there weren’t any. He came to the Jews.
Secondly let’s look briefly at the word Faith as it is being thrown around in any number of circles. According to the dictates of Post Modernism, you can have your ‘truth’ and I can have mine. That way everyone is happy…just as long as you don’t try to toss some of your ‘truth’ my way.
The Christian knows nothing of such nonsense. The Christian understand the nature of faith. He understands that the Greek word Pistis as defined in Strong’s Greek Dictionary #4102 means: persuasion; moral conviction, especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; constancy in such profession. Thayer’s Greek Lexicon defines pistis as: 1) conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the New Testament of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervor born of faith and joined with it; 2) fidelity, faithfulness; the character of one who can be relied on.
The root of pistis is from Strong’s# 3982, peitho, which is defined by Strong’s Greek Dictionary as: to convince; to pacify or conciliate; to assent; or to rely (by inward certainty). Thayer’s Greek Lexicon defines peitho as: 1) to persuade; 2) to be persuaded; 3) to trust, to have confidence, or to be confident.
Now what does the Christian have confidence in? A myth? Does the Christian trust in some age old story that cannot be proven, backed up with facts?
I will have more to say on this tomorrow but the truth is very plain here. If he was interested, Mr. Maher could check out the facts for himself.