Date: Sun Dec 22 2002 - 09:40:27 EST
In a message dated 12/21/02 1:10:03 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> God is supposed to be convicting non-Christians of sin, but because of the
> falsehoods (I am simply tired of Christians explaining
> inaccuracies as "figurative speech) they are turning their backs.
> If Christianity is to survive, it is going to have to accept the Bible as a
> human document. I don't know how successful Christians will be
> with that approach, but its the only hope that they have.
What if the figurative speech has been misinterpreted? What if the allegories
in the figurative speech are perfect? What if there is a hidden understanding
in the Bible and it proves to be scientfically accurate and makes Biblical
moral law applicable? Then perhaps Christianity must survive because it is
the salvation of the world.
As for convicting non-Christians of sin: the story of Adam and Eve
necessarily includes all men with reflective consciousness and portrays for
all of humanity a very real ontology whether they are 'believing' humanity or
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