Re: Re: Perspectives
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 05:47:12 EDT

In a message dated 4/24/99 11:15:36 AM, Bert wrote:

Quoting Paul Seely: "There is no clear statement in the Bible saying "Genesis
is scientifically accurate."

Bert wrote, "We can however be lead by statments such as "God cannot lie."
and the "heavens declase his handywork." As a basic principle would God give
a technically innacurate revelation and then expect sceptics to accept his
gloary. I think not."


Saying that God used the cultural beliefs of the writers of the Bible in
revealing himself to them does not him a liar. To expect God to give a
technically accurate revelation that would satisfy our scientific culture
thousands of years later, when the writers would have had no understanding of
what they were writing, is to give a distorted view of revelation, IMHO. Is
it so difficult to convey this to a sceptic? If sceptics have a distorted
view of revelation, that, it seems to me, is the place to start.

Best regards,