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Author Topic:   The Bible's Flat Earth
Taz
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Message 246 of 473 (500712)
03-02-2009 2:00 AM
Reply to: Message 245 by kbertsche
03-01-2009 9:19 PM


kbertsche writes:

It means that the biblical authors were normal people, fallible and imperfect.


You forgot the part where the almighty judeo-christian god is the author of the bible. It's suppose to be perfect... or so I've been led to believe.

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Taz
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Posts: 5069
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Message 257 of 473 (500821)
03-02-2009 4:36 PM
Reply to: Message 251 by kbertsche
03-02-2009 6:54 AM


kbertsche writes:

Yes, according to orthodox Christian theology, the Bible is perfect, as Jesus is perfect. Jesus is both fully God and fully man. The Bible's origin is both fully divine and fully human. The Bible does not TEACH error; in this sense it is "perfect". But the Bible expresses divine truth in fallible, human, culturally limited language. In our cultural context, some of these expressions and assumptions may seem to be "wrong". But they are not being TAUGHT; they are just the cultural backdrop through which God revealed theological truth.


Sounds a lot like the saying the bible is never wrong except when it is wrong.

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