As a follow-up to my previous post, “Ow, C’mon, All Ye Faithful, regarding bad theology in Christmas hymns, here are five takeoffs on the subject.
Moses striking the rock at Mt. Sinai to give water to thirsty Israel alludes forward to the work of Christ on the cross, when he was “smitten, stricken, and afflicted” by the LORD to give us water that wells into eternal life.
“According to sources close to Hagee, the pastor also made several phone calls to make sure his estate was in order, ‘just in case this is it.'”
Eric Liddell’s pleasure was in honoring the Lord’s Sabbath day, which pointed forward to the eternal Sabbath.
Moses is not Muhammad. Jesus is not Joseph Smith. He did not claim to have received a new, superior revelation. Rather, he claimed to be the intended focus and culmination of the old revelation and the Savior of sinners.
“Come, my beloved, let us go out into the fields and lodge in the villages.”