From: Walter Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 21 2002 - 09:52:18 EDT
Both the old and new testaments are used by the pastor of my church to
illustrate points. Many on this list use the O.T. as containing many
items which are "true" but not "historical". It does not matter all
that much to me -- except for the uncommon usage of the word "true".
The N.T. (to me) is a different story. I definitely do not much believe
scholars like Spong.
So I ask this list for opinion.
In the story about Peter walking on water
1.) Is it true?
2.) Is it actual history -- i.e. did it really happen as an event in
time and space?
3.) Does it even matter?
I am prone to answer "yes" to all 3.
-- =================================== Walt Hicks <email@example.com>
In any consistent theory, there must exist true but not provable statements. (Godel's Theorem)
You can only find the truth with logic If you have already found the truth without it. (G.K. Chesterton) ===================================
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