Re: Genesis One that Fits, #3

From: george murphy (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 12:35:22 EST

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    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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