The style of litterature in the book of Jonah lends itself to take the 'fish
Michael Roberts a écrit:
> This is not logical at all. If God created all things then God could make a
> Virgin pregnant, the sun stand still and a fish swallow Jonah. But it does
> not follow as of logic that he did. We need to be sure that the style of
> literature expects us to take it as a miracle. It does for Mary, not
> necessarily for the sun and Jonah is not a historical book - or at least in
> the Jewish canon. Remember that in biblical times there was no real concept
> of science and a "miracle" is a particular act of God and has no reference
> to breaking of scientific law - the usual and wrong definition of a
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Guy Blanchet" <email@example.com>
> To: <Samuel.D.Olsen@rf.no>
> Cc: "Ted Davis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 10:23 AM
> Subject: Re: Was Copernicus. Sun stood still
> Mr. Olsen,
> It's a question of basic logic. You say you believe in most parts of the
> Bible. Do you
> believe the first lines saying : "In the beginning God created the heavens
> and the earth." ?
> If you believe that, then logically, can you doubt that that same God can
> make the sun that
> he created stand still? And likewise, can he create a large fish to carry a
> man and release
> him after three days?
> Samuel.D.Olsen@rf.no a écrit:
> > Ted,
> > I can accept most of the reported miracles in the Old Testament as
> > authentic reports. However, this supposed account of the sun standing
> > is a real problem to me. How do you explain this story and that of Jonah,
> > Ted? I want to maintain the belief that the Bible is the inspired Word of
> > God. But this accout seems beyond credibility to me.
> > Sam
> > "Ted Davis"
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org To: <email@example.com>
> > du> cc:
> > Sent by: Subject: Who was bothered
> by Copernicus?
> > asa-owner@udomo5.
> > calvin.edu
> > 07.08.01 19:53
> > Those bothered by the apparent contradiction between Copernicanism and the
> > literal sense of several verses of the Bible (more than a dozen, but e.g.
> > Joshua chapter 10 and Eccles 1:5) include Martin Luther (George will
> > properly tell us that his comment was impersonal, off-the-cuff, and
> > unofficial--but then so were a lot of the things Luther said), Cardinal
> > Bellarmino, and Tycho Brahe. The list could be a lot longer, but these
> > three illustrate the point well enough.
> > Ted Davis
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