Re: Did Peter walk on water?

From: Stuart d Kirkley (stucandu@lycos.com)
Date: Sun Sep 22 2002 - 16:33:51 EDT

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    Does ours, or anyones, opinion about this occurrence really matter at
    all? Are we not to 'work out our own salvation". When you consider
    Jesus' words to Peter after he rescued him from sinking below the
    waves, "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt."
    Matt:14:31, Jesus clearly linked Peter's ability to walk on the water
    with his faith, or lack of it. As you may recall it was Peter's fear
    of the 'winds boisterous' which caused him to look away from Christ
    and become fearful. I would suggest that paying any attention to
    negativity and doubt is akin to Peter's fear of the wind and waves,
    and can only serve to distract you in your own faith. Christ
    admonished Peter, yet instructed him also. Let's keep our eyes on
    Christ at all times, despite the winds of negativity and the waves of
    doubt, and you will find the same faith that bouyed Peter up is
    always available, and always operative.

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    On Sat, 21 Sep 2002 09:52:18 Walter Hicks wrote: >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 > > >-- >=================================== >Walt Hicks <wallyshoes@mindspring.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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