James Turner (103531.1532@compuserve.com)
11 Apr 96 09:08:28 EDT

On March 11, 1996 Glenn Morton wrote:

<<But I would disagree that it is deism, whether of Locke or
Descartes. The apostle Thomas most definitely wanted
evidence of the resurrection. He was my kinda fellow, and
I doubt that he was unbiblical in that approach. >>

I would hasten to point out Christ's response to Thomas' demand for evidence

John 20:29
Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed
are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

Of course this doesn't invalidate his demand either, but it certainly seems to
place a status regard on faith. On the other hand, evidence also has its place
as Jesus response to John the Baptist shows

Matthew 11
2 And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of
his disciples
3 and said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"
4 Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear
and see:
5 "The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear;
the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
6 "And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."

I would like to say that having just finished reading Glenn's book I'm
personally convinced that modern science and the bible can both be treated with
respect from the Christian. So maybe faith and evidence can be considered

In Christ,
Jim Turner