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Author Topic:   A Problem With the Literal Interpretation of Scripture
Chuck77
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Message 106 of 304 (645888)
12-31-2011 3:51 AM
Reply to: Message 105 by vimesey
12-31-2011 3:37 AM


Re: A thought
vimesey writes:

whether you acknowledge and agree that your Faith is in a God who, whilst He is loving, gentle and kind, is also one who commits and orders genocide, and orders someone stoned to death for picking up wood on a Sunday ? Is that your Faith ?

Do you believe in God? More specifically the God of the Bible?

This isn't a loaded question; Yes or no?


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Chuck77
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Message 108 of 304 (645890)
12-31-2011 4:25 AM
Reply to: Message 107 by vimesey
12-31-2011 4:14 AM


Re: A thought
If the question is loaded, DB put the bullet in the gun.

No im stating to you that my question wasn't a loaded one. I think you said you're "agnostic at best"?

So I assume that means you don't believe in the God of the Bible?


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Chuck77
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Message 110 of 304 (645892)
12-31-2011 6:31 AM
Reply to: Message 109 by vimesey
12-31-2011 4:54 AM


Re: A thought
vimesey writes:

I do not dismiss the idea that there is some form deeper meaning to existence than random chance, but to characterise that as some form of belief or faith on my part would be very wrong.

Gotcha.

So when you said this to DB:

vimesey writes:

whether you acknowledge and agree that your Faith is in a God who, whilst He is loving, gentle and kind, is also one who commits and orders genocide, and orders someone stoned to death for picking up wood on a Sunday ? Is that your Faith ?

Does it have any bearing on whether you believe in the existance of God or not?

If God chose to do some things differently that lined up a little more with your line of thinking, in your mind, would you be more willing to believe He exists?

vimesey writes:

What I want to know is whether it is ackowledged and agreed by DB that his Faith is in a God who orders that.

If it is, then I can come to a better understanding of Faith in the inerrancy of the Bible. And likewise, if it isn't I will still come to that better understanding.

Ok cool. For me personally I serve the God of both the OT and the New, which is the same God. God Almighty. I also believe it's not up to me to decide how God does things or chooses to carry out His Mercy/Justice. How could I question God if He really exists? (and I believe He does). I come to a better understanding from Reading the Bible more so than what people say. The Bible is the filter and it's what connects us (in part) to God. So when other Christians weigh in on their beliefs their (beliefs) are measured against the Bible. That's how we come to an better understanding of Who God is.

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