Re: Believe it even if it isn't true theology

From: Bill Hamilton <williamehamiltonjr@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat Feb 18 2006 - 21:42:10 EST

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--- Bill Hamilton <williamehamiltonjr@yahoo.com> wrote:

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> --- glennmorton@entouch.net wrote:
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>> Is it ok for us to believe that which is untrue while at the same time
>> telling
>> the YEC that he must cease believing that which is untrue?
>> Absolutely not.
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>> That is a question which is separate from whether or not Rich recanted from
>> what he wrote. I see the fundamental questions in life revolving around
what
>> is TRUE, not around what we can ignore and still believe.
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> I'm not going to get into the issue of whether Genesis is allegorical or not.
>
> I happen to believe it's history. But that doesn't mean I believe that an
> allegorical interpretation would be untrue. Allegories teach fundamental
> truths
> about human nature and (if you believe Genesis is allegorical) about the
> relationship of God to man.
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>> Is it really grand and glorious to believe that which is utterly false? If
>> all
>> the Bible teaches us about is feelings and unverifiable ditties, I would ask
>> the question of whether or not it is really worth much. After all there are
>> lots of books teaching unverifiable ditties, like Dianetics, the Book of
>> Mormon, the Lord of the Rings, etc ad nauseum And that brings back the
>> question
>> of whether it is ok for the great green slug believer to say his religion is
>> true because it too teaches unverifiable ditties.
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> The Bible teaches that Christians are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. It teaches
> that God wants to build relationships with humans. I believe that because I
> have experienced it. Without the testimony of the Holy Spirit, all the
> _facts_
> in the world are useless. Archaeologists have found the Bible to be an
> excellent guide to the ancient Middle East. That's great, but it would be
> filthy rags without the testimony of the Holy Spirit.
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> Bill Hamilton
> William E. Hamilton, Jr., Ph.D.
> 586.986.1474 (work) 248.652.4148 (home) 248.303.8651 (mobile)
> "...If God is for us, who is against us?" Rom 8:31
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Bill Hamilton
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"...If God is for us, who is against us?" Rom 8:31

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