Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by CharlestonChad, Jul 19, 2006.
Is there anyone on this board that takes the Old Testiment word for word? If so, can I ask why?
Because it's true, word for word.
I take it word for word given that a couple of things were lost in translation and that the people who put the pen to the paper didn't have the understanding of the physical world that we do now. For example:
I don't think God made the world in 6, 24 hour days. 6 of something, but not 24 hour days. I guess they just didn't have a word for 'era' or 'eon' back then.
I don't think the Nile River turned to blood. I think it appeared to, though.
There are a couple of others, but I can't think of them. Most of the stuff I firmly believe is true as written, though.
I believe it is literally true, within the context of the text and history. Because I believe it is God's word, as given to men. And I believe that there is enough historical evidence to corroborate its truth.
While there may be a few things "lost in translation", I believe the world was created as the Bible states.
It does not however, give a time frame on some things such as to how long Adam & Eve lived in the Garden before they sinned, nor how old Cain & Abel were when Cain killed his brother. But Cain fled to the land of Nod and the inhabitants were not to touch Cain....so the world had to have existed for more than a mere few years. Cain & Abel were not children.
But if you are a Bible believer, how could you not believe in the Old Testament? The New fulfills the Old, it does NOT negate it.
I will second that.
Thanks for the insight
So you would advocate capital punishment for disobedient children?
Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death. (Exodus 21:15 NAB)
1) If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will go out at the coming of darkness. (Proverbs 20:20 NAB)
2) All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense. (Leviticus 20:9 NLT)
How is context going to change the sentence: All who curse their mother and father be put to death. ? How? This plainly says if you curse your parents you get killed, show me the context that in anyway changes this. Is someone other than God giving this command? Does got smite he down who giveth this command?
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