Cautionary tale. Be good or be sorry.crochet1949 wrote:Audie wrote:crochet1949 wrote:Audie -- Because the passage I quoted Is part of God's Word and God Is real and He has told us / mankind/ Through Moses that That Did happen or it would Not be part Of God's Word.
You are insinuating that someone who Believes Otherwise is insane or Possibly insane. But then people have Also been trying to explain away the virgin birth of Jesus and His bodily resurrection for those same reasons. And God's Word Does tell us they Did happen and even Why.
You are assuning that there is a God, assuming ypu picked the right one, that the flood story is from that.god, thst you interpret it right. Thay is a lot of assuming.
I am not into "insinuating". I like to say things straight
I dont think flood believers are insane, morally weak, or have rickets, etc.
"Everyone" believed it up until the 18th century.
People can believe in astrology w/o being insane. I dont think scientologists are insane.
Your assunption concerning me is incorrect.
I am also not into "explaining away" anything. For that, see people
trying to get out of what the ice, (among scores of other things) so plainly says.
Some try to explain that all away with "embedded age". Others wit, well, never mind.
Comparing the disproof of flood with "explaining away" the miracles
associated with Jesus is a deeply false comparison.
The Jesus miracles are, well, miracles. A matter for faith.
I dont do faith in miracles, but, that is me.
Miracles are for faith, or lack of. Flood is about physical evidence.
Two very different considerations.
To say that world wide flood and miracles are "explained away"
for "the same reasons" is simply and obviously false.
As several posters such as Krink could doubtless explain.
Because God's Word To mankind says "In the beginning God....created'. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was With God and the Word Was God......All things were made through Him and without Him, nothing was made that was made."
Throughout Scripture God is Assumed / taken for granted as Being. His existence is Not questioned. And He Also tells us that there are 'gods' that people groups have chosen to follow / worship, but they are Not real 'gods'. They are statues that look like things that God has created. The Greek people had 'gods' of fertility, etc. that they worshipped. But those were Not the God of the Bible.
I have shared the Scripture that tells us about the flood. So you can see that I'm not assuming anything.
The miracles were done by Jesus to get our attention -- that He was Not the average Jewish man. There was something very unique about Jesus Christ. He was doing things that would be Impossible in real life.
So --what Is the lesson to be learned through Noah's flood. Because you said it's a ........story given for a reason.
What it says about a god who'd do such a thing, that is another matter.