These Things Happened

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Both Feet Firmly on the Ground (Cosmology)

 

So YES.  I have recently affirmed publicly now that I am indeed a 6 day creationist.  This is a recent development and I want to explain why I felt constrained to making this move.  The posting of this thought began in THIS [Click Here] post, and continues in the current post as installment 4:


This is whole issue of 6 day and global flood and real Jonah, and Primeval realism is just a question about the Bible.  How does the New Testament treat the Old Testament?

I believe that we find over and over that the biblical texts require us to believe that certain things be taken at face value, which doesn’t mean without symbolism, without deep significances etcetera, but still that they happened in a way that the words of the Bible faithfully recount to us.

According to the New Testament:

 

There was a Noah.  Eight people were saved from the flood in Noah’s Ark.  God turned Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes.  There was a Jonah; he was in a fish for three days.  Nineveh did actually repent, and many people and animals were saved. Abel’s blood accuses the Scribes and Pharisees.  Adam brought death upon all men.  And male and female are Adamic categories “from the beginning,” not from sometime later.  And the blood line to Jesus goes back through Enosh son of Seth son of Adam son of God.

These things are told to us “not following cleverly devised myths” since “we have something more sure, the prophetic word”…”knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

According to the New Testament, the Israelites crossed the reed sea, they ate manna and quail and drank from a spiritual rock that followed them in the wilderness.  Some of them did and were destroyed by serpents.

Did these things really happen?

“These things happened to them…”

Why?

“…as an example…”

Should we really believe this?

“…they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.”

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