John W Burgeson wrote:
> Let me put it more bluntly. Although I think the virgin birth really
> happened, I neither think that belief in any way "saves" me, nor do I
> think that one who does not hold that belief, for example Marcus Borg, is
> ipso facto not a Christian. Substitute any historical statement for
> "virgin birth" in the above and I assert the same thing. Noah's flood,
> floating ax head, Jonah or Job as literal history, water - into - wine at
> Cana -- I will make the same statement.
& the death of Jesus on the cross?
I am NOT playing the "If we don't believe in the floating ax head,
our children won't believe in the resurrection" card. But some historical
claims are important for Christian faith, & I believe that this one is
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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