"Panaccione,Brian J." wrote:
> Preposterous only when we place improper limits on God,(emphasis on
> We are the limiting factor here, at best we are only able to apprehend
> (not comprehend) who God is and what He is capable of. To assume
> otherwise is pure folly, but Man has a long and "PROUD" history of
> believing himself to be more capable than he ought. We are our biggest
> fan, and too infatuated with our own cleverness.
The only "limitation" on God required for my previous statement is
the self-limitation which God himself has assumed if indeed he created a
real world with a real history.
> If we hold the Genesis account of Creation to be allegorical, then Man
> is not in a fallen state, there is no need for a Savior, and for that
> matter, there's no need for the Scriptures, so the whole young
> earth -vs- old earth debate is a waste of time.
This is pure _non sequitur_ . It is just a variant of the one
that a choice must be made between Christianity and evolution, & is
manifestly false. There are plenty of Christians who believe that the
Genesis accounts are not "history as it really happened" [which is what I
assume is meant here by "allegorical"] but that they and the rest of
scripture speak about the seriousness of sin and the need for
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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