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Was Moses Mistaken?

The past couple days, we’ve made available booklets defending of the accuracy of the Biblical text.  Today, we continue the same general theme, but this time with a slightly different slant to it.

Instead of dealing with the accuracy of the words (supposed corruptions in the text), or the dating of the biblical writings, today’s freebie is a defense of Moses himself as a reliable author.  You might wonder why such a book would be necessary, but if you were to place yourself back in the late 1800s, you would have heard about a man named Robert Ingersoll.  He was an atheist who made a name for himself going around the country giving a speech called “The Mistakes of Moses.”

Tomorrow’s freebie will be a more direct rebuttal to Ingersoll’s speech, but today we’re offering you a book called “Was Moses Mistaken? or, Creation and Evolution.”

This book, like “The Corruptions of the New Testament” (from Monday) and  “The Pentateuch: Its Origin and Authorship” (Tuesday), was written by H.L. Hastings, editor of “The Christian” newspaper and “The Anti-Infidel Library.”  He was highly respected by people in different churches throughout the world for his clear writing on important topics.  He also edited a songbook called “Songs of Pilgrimage: A Hymnal for the Churches of Christ” in which he argued that it cheapens psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to accompany them with instruments.

Contents

  • Who was Moses?
  • Who Created the World?
  • Can a Corn Stalk Count?
  • The Chicken or the Egg?
  • Who Made Man?
  • The Donkey and the Commandments
  • Why People Neglect the Bible

Also included at the end of this booklet are some excerpts from some of Hasting’s other writings and works.

So, take a few moments, if you will, and see what you think about this, the newest addition to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary.  Click on the link to read it online or download it for reading on your own time.

Was Moses Mistaken? (H.L. Hastings)

Enjoy!