Date: Thu Jun 26 2003 - 19:45:13 EDT
In a message dated 6/26/03 1:37:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> In reply to Paul:
> I disagree . There are OT scholars going back to the original Hebrew, who
> realize that God was talking to a people which had no scientific understanding
> in the modern sense. God talked to them in a way they understood, not in
> modern scientific language. The first 11 chapters of Genesis are by many
> bible-believing scholars understood as God talking to a people which did not yet
> have a scientific understanding of geology, but they needed to know that they
> were as a people deviating from God's will. Even in the 19th century
> already: in Holland Kuyper, Bavinck for example.
> The bible talks more often in that way. Take the "parables" of Jesus. They
> are true, but not in a modern scientific sense.
> Lest you doubt my orthodoxy: I believe that the Bible is the Word of God. I
> believe that Jesus died for my sin.
> But also: I believe that none of us reads the Bible as we should, since we
> are all sinners.
> And: God is not lying to us when he shows His powers in nature, nor when He
> is talking to a people which had not studied modern science. He wants to be
> understood, though.He always speaks (in nature as well) to be understood.
> Jan de Koning
I'm not sure how you misunderstood my post. I intended it to agree with all
you have written above, and I do agree with all you have written above.
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