Exodus 32 Moses destroys the tablets which God wrote his commandments. Then God tells Moses the covenant again in Ex34.
Exodus 34 “11“Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”
“27And the LORD said to Moses, “Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.”
Barnabas 14 "Yea verily, but as regards the covenant which He swear to the fathers to give it to the people let us see whether He hath actually given it. He hath given it, but they themselves were not found worthy to receive it by reason of their sins.
Barnabas asks whether the Jews had actually been given the covenant. He says they had been given it, but they did not receive it because of there sins. I would normally just say if you are given something you also receive it, but in all fairness that might be a problem with translating words from their original language and not a contradiction.
Since in Exodus God also tells them that he will drive out the 6 peoples if they follow his commandments and those people were driven out it is a sign of the covenant. I think it is fair to conclude that the covenant was actually given to them and they actually not only received it but followed it(imperfectly of course).
The second is that the Jews did and do not follow the sabbath correctly. In Barnabas 15 he claims that the sabbath is a for a thousand years and starts 6000 years the beginning of the world. Basically he is saying Moses was wrong or lying. Please tell me how this does not contradict scripture?
Exodus 35 "1Moses assembled all the congregation of the people of Israel and said to them, “These are the things that the LORD has commanded you to do. 2Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. 3You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day.” "
How can something be a contradiction, when you haven’t heard the message yet?Your position is that you get the message from Scripture, right?
Barnabas clearly contradicts OT scripture. If something is to be added to canon it at the very least needs to not contradict established scripture. It can be paradoxical but not contradictory. This is not a paradox if it was I could not say about it that it is not found in scripture. Scripture actually claims that something else is true(mosaic covenant and sabbath being on sat). He says it is false. So one has to be correct and hence the other cannot be inspired. Hence the epistle of Barnabas is not inspired.
PS please pray for LiberalAteoJes I was PMing him when he was banned. I hope he comes back with another name or God reaches him through something else. I enjoyed my discussions with him