Re: Is everybody saved?

From: Joel Cannon (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 10:29:48 EDT

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    > Dick Fischer wrote in part:

    > I argue hard for a literal Genesis illuminated by historical evidence =
    > not because it is important in and of itself, but because that too can =
    > establish a pattern of taking the entirety of Scripture at full face =
    > value.

    What I see in this statement is that you choose to take Genesis
    literally. This choice is not primarily about the merits of the
    Genesis text and related evidence. Rather, it is a global concern
    largely unrelated to the text. When I see words like those above I see
    fear at what might happen.

    Given this candid statement which indicates that this is a personal
    choice (albeit one that has reasons behind it) that does not come from
    the text, I think you should be more generous with others and should not
    so freely asperse them with the words that they "pick and choose"
    what they want to believe. What is good for the goose is good for the

    I leave town for several days so this is a bit of a hit and run
    shot. I presume the debate will have moved on before I return.


    Joel W. Cannon | (724)223-6146
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    Washington and Jefferson College |
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