Resolution of the problem does not, in my opinion, lessen the beauty or meaninfulness of the holy scripture but rather purges from it the superfluous inanity called: "End Time Prophecy."
I agree. I may not see the beauty, but that does not mean it is not there.
I have previously argued the point in this forum and would be happy to do so again if you are inclined to participate.
From what I see we have reached similar conclusions from different perspectives. Your knowledge of the bible and my lack thereof. I would be interested to read further discussion about your theory/idea of Earth in biblical terms - but I am hardly in a position to argue for or against it.
I would be interested to read further discussion about your theory/idea of Earth in biblical terms -
To put it simply:
From the very first page of its very first book, the Bible defines Earth as "dry land."
That definition is never superseded by any other definition, or concept, or suggestion.
"God called the dry land Earth." - Genesis 1:10
This biblical trivia serves to undermine the Christian worldview: the worldview of choice for those who prefer the anti-natural and counter-intellectual position. Christians will want to deny this of course; much as they want to deny the reality of human instinct, the wisdom of mother nature, and the validity of all other religions. Regrettable but true.
You can get a general idea of what I teach by viewing my website. Some of this material wants revision and I am continually coming up with ideas for new inclusions. It will probably still be under construction when I die.
Among the social consequences of Christianity's iron grip on our society, is the backlash of intellectually abused children who at long last identify the source of their mental anguish and strike out at the mindless oppression of their fathers' clergy.
I am one of those children.
Theology is the science of Dominion. - - - My God is your god's Boss - - -