From: Michael Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Sep 22 2002 - 12:52:13 EDT
Is Walter using another bible. There is no mention of Peter walking on water
in any of my bibles.
Is the Good Samaritan historical?
The whole style and structure of Job and Jonah and place in the OT Canon
implies that they are not historical.
I cannot swallow the idea that if God wanted to he could make a whale
swallow a man. We mock God by being incredulous. And make the bible a fable
----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Hicks" <email@example.com>
To: "ASA" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 2:52 PM
Subject: Did Peter walk on water?
> 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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