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Hi John, nice post. Do you think that all believers in God take the Bible literally?
Please, you know the answer to that quite well...of course I don't.
You for example, are rather enigmatic, and this is what I think causes you as much grief on here as it does.
You've stated that you take the words of Christ, basically the New Testament at face-value. However, you also claim to take the Old Testament allegorically rather than literally.
You've got to admit that the two approaches seem rather contradictory and has quite a few posters--myself included--somewhat puzzled.
"Gtown," however has stated that he does take the Bible literally, and that if it's written in the Bible, then it's Truth as far as he's concerned.
While I enjoy a lively theological debate as much as the next person, I suspect that a Q&A session with him won't go very far.
And, given that he's a pleasant enough poster, do I really want to start something that could turn very ugly very quickly?
I don't think so, though I do want to continue the discussion he and I were having with regards to my perception that "Free-Will" isn't really a possibility with an Omniscient, Omnipotent God.