Re: Did Peter walk on water?

Date: Mon Sep 23 2002 - 09:33:19 EDT

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    Walter Hicks writes:

    > 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

    I say "yes", though I (most likely) have another definition of "true" than
    Walt. But I, too, do not want to quible over words, when it goes about
    Peter walking on water.


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