From: Walter Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 03 2002 - 09:49:32 EDT
I could not resist the temptation to consider what I personally believed on
Burgy's list. (Not what I thought "traditional Christians" believed.)
I crossed out the ones that I do not subscribe to at all.
Would be interested in others.
John W Burgeson wrote:
> As part of my study, I have been making a list of things that are taught
> by traditional Christianity (i.e. fundamentalism). Confining my focus to
> only the USA, I have come up with a list of twenty-nine likely
> candidates. Some of the items on this list might have essentially a 100%
> agreement -- indeed, some of them are beliefs I subscribe to myself.
> Others might have less support.
> I suspect that all the items on this list would have the support of at
> least 75% of traditional Christians (again -- fundamentalists).
> I wonder if there might be items I left out. Or perhaps items I ought not
> Comments appreciated. I've done a lot of reading to get to this point --
> but I know I've not touched all the bases yet. I'm also sure that some of
> the items might well be phrased better.
> Here is the list:
> Traditional Xtianity teaches:
> 1 Adam and Eve were actual people
> 3 Those who hear of Jesus and reject him are lost
depends upon what is "heard"
> 9 Jesus second coming will happen
> 10 Believers will be resurrected with new bodies
yes, but I don't know what it means
> 11 Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation
yes ,but that is not the same as saying that only Christians can be "saved"
> 17 Jesus Christ is both human and divine
> 19 Jesus had a physical body after his resurrection
> 20 Satan is a real entity
> 24 The flood really happened
> 25 Jonah is literal history
At least that the author thought so and that it is at least partially factual
> 29 The earth was formed in its present state less than 10,000 years ago
a possibility ---
Walt Hicks <email@example.com>
In any consistent theory, there must
exist true but not provable statements.
You can only find the truth with logic
If you have already found the truth
without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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