Re: speaking of black and white...

Posted by anyman on Jul 01, 2002 at 10:55

Re: speaking of black and white... (DA Morgan)

Lets not start waffling now

where am i waffling :-)

If you want Genesis you must take Jonah and the whale

i'm not sure that it was a whale...neither can you or anyone else be...but whatever sea creatue it was that swallowed jonah, i take that literally...i believe that to be a historical event...sorry no waffles here :-)

If you want Noah you must take the kosher rules

the dietary rules such as they were under the mosaic law were a reality...however they applied always and only to the jews...they were the recipients of and the only ones ever required to adhere to mosaic law (along with any that ocnverted to judaism in that era...the mosaic law is now a moot point, for all, including the jews, since it was filled and nailed to the cross with no longer applies to anyone

instead we now, under the new covenant, have this...

the spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons [wowsers, talk about intolerant, eh] ...such teachings come through hypocritical liars whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron...they forbid people to marry [roman catholics, buddhists, etc] and order them to abstain from certain foods, [jews, muslims, buddhists, hindus, roman catholics until just a few years ago, etc] which god created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth... ---1 timothy 4.1-3...see also acts 10.9-16 (emps and bracketed words mine)

sorry no waffle words here either...on god's part or mine (mine being of far lesser import and consequence :-)

You can't pick and choose.

i don' do, and you do so very very often

one of the most obvious times that you do it is when you discount the first eleven chapters of genesis among others :-)

another obvious time that you pick and choose is when you reject the literal historical resurrection of the christ from the dead...of which, by the way, jonah's three days in the sea creature was a shadow, or a type, if you prefer :-)

there are different literary genres within the books of biblical literature (historical and literal prose, poetry, apocalyptic, etc)...the book of genesis is generally literal historical prose

but you welcome to try again :-)

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