Those who choose to suppress scientific evidence and/or Scripture in
order to hold on to the extra-biblical doctrine of a scientifically
inerrant Bible have put Christ second.
Exactly. This is what I meant in my earlier posts about turning the
Bible, a book, into God. It has become supreme, and God...the truth and
the light...have become secondary to an extraordinary degree. At the
risk of making some folks angry, which I really do NOT like to do, I
must say that my experience with YECs here in conservative East Texas
has shown me that they are prone to being "spiritually lazy," too. By
that I mean it seems much easier for them to expend energy on lip
service to the Bible...as if he who has memorized the most scripture and
screams the loudest about inerrancy is the holiest. But when it comes
to expending "real" energy on good works, such as helping down at the
food pantry, or helping with a Habitat for Humanity House, or tending to
sick folks, I always find non-YECs in my company. Perhaps it is just my
bizarre and unusual experience in the last 14 years, but I honestly
cannot think of one single time that one of my YEC friends has expended
energy to help other people. They are obsessed with going to church and
memorizing scripture. I ask them, "What's the point in memorizing all
that stuff if you're not ever going to do something with it?" They are
aghast. To them, memorizing scripture is the holy act all by itself.
It's just too air conditioned, clean, and convenient for me.
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