Re: Answersingenesis

From: Bill Payne (
Date: Sun Apr 08 2001 - 23:43:37 EDT

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    On Sat, 7 Apr 2001 14:43:02 -0600 (MDT) gordon brown
    <gbrown@euclid.Colorado.EDU> writes:
    > What is a nonliteral interpretation of the floating axehead?
    > Is Jesus walking on water in the same category as a floating
    > axehead?

    These questions cut to the core of the YEC/OEC divide, as I see it. To
    accept as literal only the miracles which involve the virgin birth, the
    resurrection, and other such miracles which comprise the core of
    Christianity, and to reject the floating axe head, the reversal of the
    path of the shadow cast by the sun, Genesis 1-11 etc. as allegory strikes
    me as a disconnect within the theology of OEC.

    It seems that we all have a disconnect somewhere. I find myself
    disconnecting with science (as it's generally interpreted) in order to
    preserve the integrity of the scripture. My feeling is that someday in
    the hereafter we will understand that God did it just as He said he did,
    and we will see how it all fits together, including the science.

    Bill Payne

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