To read Genesis as a Scientific textbook is a 19th heresy that arose with Fundamentalism. The Bible is not a science textbook. Theology and science are two different subjects and an allegory is meant to convey a deeper meaning. You wouldn?t hold Psalms, which is mostly poetry, to the same kind of scientific expectation... such as expecting the meaning of a day in the heavens is equivalent to a day on earth. Literature forms do not distract from the moral Truth. However, the Bible is not just a bunch of disconnected messages and stories either. It is meant to convey a single story, which is the story of God revealing Himself to mankind so as to enter into a relationship with him. And that relationship is a family, a relationship of covanent where we are adopted into His life forever. But this doesn?t happen all at once. Instead it happens progressively solely revealing Himself more and more over the centuries. And He reveals Himself and His plan, not just with words, but with people and events as well. The Words in the Bible are Truth, but just like any truth, people often twist it for their own agenda. You are a prime example of someone subscribing heretical meaning to the Word. That?s why Douthat says we are a nation of heretics, and that?s a bad thing for Catholics and atheists alike. If you want to know what the Bible actually means and the Truth God is revealing to us, look to the infallibly doctrines of the Catholic Church protected by the Holy Spirit to reveal Truth and intended meaning and interpretion.
I miss Roose, he's my favorite
Oh. My error. Sorry.
Observations aren?t compliments. No need to thank me.
Hi Clarence, What you wrote in your response post is what the Apostle Peter said to do during that time period. They had a preaching work to do and those who were in the " Upper Room" at Pentecost were assigned this work in accordance to Matthew 24:14 and 28:19. This work was urgent because it had to reach as many people as possible in Jerusalem because Jesus had prophesied its destruction. The Complete destruction and desolation of Jerusalem occurred in 70 c.e This was the end or conclusion of the System of Things spoken of by Jesus Christ at Matthew 24:3 When those who had received the gift of Holy Spirit at Pentecost had completed their Earthly course, the authority of God through his arrangement or order at 1 Corinthians 11;3 became effective. No individual since the passing of the Apostle John has any authority over a Christian Man, the Head of the Christian Man is Jesus Christ.
Depicting evolution as "clawing its way forward" is terribly romantic, melodramatic even. That's the sort of thinking that gave birth to all the gods. So what if a species dies out over a changing climate pattern? The universe is destined to die out. All things with a beginning have an end. So what if their existence is a nano-second or 100 thousand years? It is all the play of God. What difference to eternal God is a nonosecond to a billion years? You are looking at reality from the human perspective, not from God's.
Trump supporters in 2016: We're voting for Trump because Obama opened the borders
lol yes, it was so funny. everyone grew up so beautifully too without issue.
but, didn't you just said that Jesus is already in Heaven ?
This doctrine is awful though.
Saying that climate change has many new millionaires is meant to imply it is a myth promoted for its revenue potential. One can only sustain such a belief if they shield themselves from the mountains of scientific data supporting it not to mention what can be seen with the naked eye.
Atheism is just a lack of belief in gods, there is no driving force to kill, but you choose to dishonestly conflate it to mean Communist control freaks.
Given the purported Christian principals on the primacy of marriage and family, of a man and a woman, for ever to the exclusion of all others... doesn't endorsing Donald Trump equate to a sell out on the file?
So much semantics and intellectualising.I see no-one calling this spade what it is:EVIL,evil which goes way,way back.And right to the top.Before I get accused of being anti-RCC,for the record:nearly half a century ago I attended a Roman Catholic primary school(then run by only the Church)My experiences there left me with a life-long deep reverence for G-d.However,I also experienced some things which confused me,some things decidedly un-holy,even un-G-dly.Sadly,today sections of "The Holy Roman Catholic Church" are displayed as centres of depravity and debauchery.I believe history clearly shows the genesis of the evil that has invaded the body of the Church.It is time for the mother-of-all exorcisms,to rid the Church of all evil and its agents.This may potentially culminate in the implosion of the RCC,even the Vatican itself?