RE: Seely's Views 2

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Fri Sep 03 2004 - 00:18:13 EDT

There is a sort of uncertainty principle when it comes to God interacting with His creation. If God is to explicit, then there is no need of faith and all is certainty. God seems to do it just right so that faith is required by humans to reconcile themselves to His truth.
 
Moorad

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Subject: Re: Seely's Views 2

Glenn Morton wrote:

        But God isn't finite. Why can't he simply tell a true history. Why does
        he have to tell something that we can't count on as being true? How
        little power a god like that has.
        

I do find your idea of a "day of proclamation" one of
the better ways to harmonize that section of Genesis
with science.

But it is also hard to avoid admitting that the accounts
in Gen 1-11 strain the imagination to harmonize. I think
this is the main reason why we need to be very cautious
when acting on faith. I think we do need to ask that
unpleasant question: "what if I'm wrong,... then what?".

Actually, as a grad student, I had to teach from a
lab manual that was badly written and riddled with
mistakes. My supervisor's reason for continuing to
use such an atrocious manual: "the students need to
learn critical thinking". I don't know why God choses
such a straining way sometimes, I cannot understand why
God does not rise up and punish the wicked and stands
back while horrible things happen either, but like the
disciples said to Jesus: "where else can we go?".

by Grace alone we proceed,
Wayne
Received on Fri Sep 3 00:45:04 2004

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