Re: I am not an atheist
Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Thu, 06 Nov 1997 09:46:08 -0500 (EST)
At 07:16 AM 11/6/97 -0800, Arthur V. Chadwick wrote:
>At 10:03 PM 11/5/97 -0600, Glenn wrote:
>>I had an odd experience. One fellow on this list was convinced that I am an
>>atheist. I want to make it clear to any new comers that I believe in Jesus
>>as my Lord and Savior. I believe in a historical Genesis. I also believe
>>that Christians MUST pay attention to the observational data. To do
>>otherwise removes Christianity from the world. In fact I believe that the
>>young-earth creationists are really post-modernists. One can beleive what
>>one wants without having to deal with data.
>>But I am a Christian.
>As one who knows Glenn personally, let me state emphatically, the one thing
>I have never been led to question about Glenn is his committment to the
>Lord. I don't know anyone who has invested more personal expense and
>effort in trying to hold on to a literal reading of Scripture. One would
>hope that the open exploration of issues that mean a lot to all of us would
>not lead us to conclude that those who believe differently than we do on
>certain of these issues were not members of the Body of Christ.
I believe that learning is a process of answering one's own doubts. Also, it
is the nature of faith to have doubts---whether these doubts are in the
scientific or spiritual areas. I know no one personally on this list but
believe that all are sincere Christians who are openly discussing the
relationship of science and our Christian faith. I have noticed that from
what I have written some have pigeonholed me as being a believer of a young
earth, or something else. As I said before I believe that Scripture is true
and its truth will become clearer as we learn more about ourselves and the
universe. My hope is that scientists who are studying nature are competent,
honest and theologically neutral.
In the love of Christ,