Which Old testament events are historically accurate?

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by David Cooke Jr, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. David Cooke Jr

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    Which of the following events occured exactly as they were described in the OT, or at the least, very closely to the way they were described?
     
  2. Karen

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    [ July 23, 2002, 12:05 PM: Message edited by: Karen ]
     
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    </font>[/QUOTE]They happened as described, yet lots of details are not given.

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  4. Wisdom Seeker

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    The underlying theme to this poll is: Do you believe that the Bible is Fact or Fiction?.... The word of God or a fairy tale? The same old question.

    Wisdom Seeker
     
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    We know as much as we need to know and nothing is lacking in my KJV and I don't know about yours. Archeology has proven the Bible true over and over again down through time and God adds greater truths to his handiwork in every generation!... Brother Glen [​IMG]
     
  6. Justified

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    Exacly how God said it happened, in His Word! :cool:
     
  7. David Cooke Jr

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    The diversity of belief here is astounding. Do y'all go to the same church?
     
  8. Daniel David

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    No, we are all just Christians.
     
  9. donnA

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    God doesn't lie, the bible is 100% true, whether anyone believes it or not, if no one did, it would still be true.
     
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    I agree. The Bible is 100% true. All of it. Historically and prophetically. [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm

    David Cooke = Rev. Joshua Villines
    Both from Atlanta, could it be?
     
  12. Johnv

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    The Bible is 100% true, but when we try to use it for a purpose other than it ws intended, it's not going to be 100% fact. Truth and fact are mutually independent. If we try to use it as an almanac instead of a book of wisdom, we end up twisting God's intent.

    If it were 100% fact, we'd all believe in geocentrism. Heck, we can't even agree upon how to keep the Sabbath day holy!!
     
  13. Rev. Joshua

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    Nope, David's in a different part of the city from me. We've worked in related fields, and talked on the phone, but we're not the same person. (Check his posts on homosexuality to confirm that.)

    I think we're both Mercer alum's as well.

    Joshua
     
  14. David Cooke Jr

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    You flatter me. Nope, I really do exist. Call the Atlanta Judicial Circuit (Fulton County) DA's Office, and ask for me.
    I consider myself a moderate and Joshua a liberal (its not a dirty word to me, by the way-we have liberals to thank for MANY blessings we take for granted nowadays). I think our primary differences are over homosexuality-I have a more traditional view, but I think Joshua makes a good case for his view based on scripture, historical context, and logic. We also differ on gender issues. I believe that women are also called to be pastors (where would we be without Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong?), but to give you an example: in my Bible translations I prefer a more literal translation when the word is for "brothers" or "sons" or "men" or such, and then a footnote to help us understand tht the word could also be used to refer to women in that context, instead of the other way around.
    We both went to Mercer-Joshua has his M. Div from the theology school. I graduated from their law school, then took a semester at the theology school while I was deciding what to do with my life. I ended up making the courtroom my pulpit and the jury my congregation. :D
    One other difference- I think Joshua spent more time in the city growing up and became more conservative(!) in theology school. I am more of a country boy, and have always been fairly moderate.
    Joshua and I need to have lunch. Hope I didn't misrepresent your views here. [​IMG]
     
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    That explains everything :D
     
  16. David Cooke Jr

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    That explains everything :D </font>[/QUOTE]All kidding aside, you'd be surprised how conservative the undergraduate Mercer Religion Majors are. Not much different from Samford (my wife is an alum). Mercer and Samford are much more mainstream than people on the right and the left think, although SOME theology professors in McAfee's M. Div program are true liberals.
     
  17. Daniel David

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    Um, you consider Samford conservative? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  18. HankD

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    Uh, in the words of Albert Einstein...

    Uh, it's all relative isn't it?

    HankD
     
  19. Robert J Hutton

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    Warm Christian greetings!

    I note from the poll results that a small minority do not believe the Bible to be historically accurate. How then, do they view the rest of the Bible? - and what gives them the right to sit in judgement on God's Word?

    Moreover, the question has to be asked, if folk do not accept the historical accuracy of the Bible then how can they base their faith for salvation on what it teaches?

    Kind regards

    Robert J Hutton
     
  20. David Cooke Jr

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    I've noticed some conservatives on the board recommend the Divinity school, and call it conservative. Their dean (name is escaping me right now) is an inerrantist and Calvinist from what I hear.
     

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