"It is impossible that we should acknowledge this epistle to belong to that Barnabas who was worthy to be the companion ofthe apostolic labors of St. Paul." Prof. Stuart bears a similar testimony:-- "That a man by the name of Barnabas wrote this epistle I doubt not; that the chosen associate of Paul wrote it, I with many others must doubt." Dr. Killen, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, to the General Assembly ofthe Presbyterian church of Ireland, uses the following language:-- "The tract known as the Epistle of Barnabas was probably composed in A.D. 135. It is the production apparently of a convert from Judaism who took special pleasure in allegorical interpretation of Scripture." Prof. Hackett bears the following testimony:-- 388
"The letter still extant, which was known as that of Barnabas even in the second century, cannot be defended as genuine." Mr. Milner speaks ofthe reputed epistle of Barnabas as follows:-- "It is a great injury to him to apprehend the epistle, which goes by his name, to be his." Kitto speaks of this production as, "The so-called epistle of Barnabas, probably a forgery ofthe second century." Says the Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, speaking ofthe Barnabas ofthe New Testament:-- "He could not be the author of a work so full of forced allegories, extravagant and unwarrantable explications of Scripture, together with stories concerning beasts, and such like conceits, as make up the first part of this epistle." 389
Christians desire that their children grow up and live as followers of Christ. In this book, you will find biblical advice and God's promises on how you can shape and mold the lives of your children for eternity.
The Children for Christ, contains 52 devotional readings on the subject of parental duty. Each lesson includes passage from the Bible and Murray's thoughts on how the passage illuminates the important role of parenting. The lessons all conclude with a short prayer. Christian Parenting is a timeless resource for parents who want to learn more about strengthening their Christian household.