Re: Bible as truth

From: Gary Collins (
Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 06:18:07 EDT

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    On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 05:20:04 -0400, asa-digest wrote:

    >Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 20:38:05 -0700
    >From: "Jim Armstrong" <>
    >Subject: Re: Bible as truth
    >I''ll venture to offer a contrary opinion.
    >Jesus spoke in parables to make sure that the ideas were unmistakably clear.
    >The problem seems to be that the message is at once too simple and too
    >challenging to accept as is.
    >There are no secrets. There's nothing hidden.

    I would agree with much that you said, but I'm not too sure about the above.
    If this is correct, then why do the gospels record Jesus' reason for speaking
    in parables as:

    Though seeing, they may not see;
    Though hearing, they may not understand

    And also state that when Jesus was alone with his disciples, he explained
    everything to them - this doesn't seem consistent with your suggestion.


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