Friday, January 30, 2009

Very cool Quote of the Day

From one of my favorite Blogs, Exploring Our Matrix comes this gem:

"We should not expect the Bible to answer the questions that arise from our own time and culture. Genesis was written to Israelites and addressed human origins in light of the questions they would have had. We should not try to make modern science out of the information that we are given, but should try to understand the affirmations that the text is making in its own context."

-- John H. Walton, "The Creation of Humankind in the Ancient Near East"

This certainly aligns with St. Augustine and many of the folks who do not try and treat the Bible like it was just a science textbook. I repeat one of my earlier posts -- "The Bible is a good book, it might even be a great book, but it is certainly not the ONLY book, nor should it be treated as such. In doing so you demean the purpose of such a book and do more damage to your position than good." Thanks Professor McGrath for posting this quote!

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