From: Jan de Koning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 21 2003 - 10:01:12 EST
At 12:40 AM 21/02/2003 -0800, Don Winterstein wrote:
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>>Frames of reference have changed drastically since books of the Bible
>>were written, and many biblical teachings were thus cast in frames that
>>are no longer
> >Can you give an example?
>World made in six days.
Again, like I said in the past: you are trying to read the Bible as a
scientific book, which it is not. Begin by trying to think like an
Israelite 2000BC. Than consider how, even modern N.Americans read poetry
without saying it has to contain "factual truth" (whatever that means), and
those people usually realize that they have to take into account for which
audience it was written. The Bible is not just a book of "facts" in our
sense of the word. So to say that anything in the Bible is no longer
relevant is throwing the Bible out of our life, except maybe on Sunday when
we are in a "holy" mood. That does not mean that we now have to read the
Bible as a scientific book.
Jan de Koning
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