Daily Wire: Democrat Joe Biden gave a Thanksgiving address on Wednesday where he, an allegedly devout Catholic, appeared to not know how to pronounce one of the most famous books in the Bible. Read More ...
"Devout Catholic" Joe Biden doesn't know the "P" in "Psalmist" is silent, not the "s". pic.twitter.com/kp9MZi3NvQ
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) November 25, 2020
Opinion: That could have been me. After spending most of my life as a Catholic and only having heard verses of the Bible read during Mass with little of no explanation or context, I get why Joe Biden didn’t know how to pronounce Psalms.
It began with my Mother inviting my wife to a Bible study. It grew troublesome when my wife announced that she had been born again. I was angry. I asked her to stop going to the study, and she quietly refused. Off she went each week with our 2 young boys in tow and I didn’t know where to begin. We were both raised Catholic and now she was not.
I caught a Billy Graham special on TV. At the end of the show, they had an 800 number to call for spiritual help. I called. They suggested I begin in Matthew and read one chapter each day. They sent me a book “My Utmost for His Highest”. I began to read and pray for help.
A few years later, we moved to a different city after a job promotion that required a lot of travel. By that time I had read the New Testament twice but was still confused. It was on a trip to California that everything changed.
As I left the house that morning, my wife who was to meet me in California later that night, asked if I was taking a Bible, to which I responded I didn’t have room in my briefcase. After a long silence from her, I went downstairs to get in my car when that silence bothered me. I went back in and found room for the Bible.
On the way to the airport, “Way Radio” was on and a preacher named Woodrow Kroll was teaching about how a person who committed a crime is brought before a judge. The judge finds the person guilty but before pronouncing sentence he gets off the bench and comes and stands next to the person and takes the punishments for the crime.
I was still confused. How could a person be born again and still sin?
On the flight from Ft Lauderdale to Dallas I busied myself with notes for the meetings ahead. Once in Dallas, I couldn’t find anything to read that interested me so I took the Bible out of my briefcase and boarded for a three hour flight.
I was sitting on an aisle seat and there was only one seat next to me by the window. A fellow sat down and I tried to remain invisible to avoid chatting, but he would have none of that. By the time we took off we had made introductions and after I told him what I did and where I was going he told me that he taught at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. I lifted the Bible from my lap and said “maybe you can help me with this”.
After a 3 hour Bible study, we arrived in San Diego. My new friend and I exchanged phone numbers. When I met up with my wife later that evening my greeting was “I will never be the same”.
That was 20 years ago and just this past week my friend and I reconnected by phone as we have been doing all these years.
I am not a fan of Joe Biden, but I get why he said it. There, but for the grace of God …