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