Originally posted by 667joe
It also talks about virgin births, resurrections, living in a whale belly, being formed from a rib, talking bushes of fire, the sun not moving,living to be 900 years old, and on and on. Not a reliable source .......uote]
It also talks about virgin births,
It talks about ONE
virgin birth, only one.
He who created life has the power and authority to bring life back from the dead. It is reasonable to me.
The first sentence in this book the Bible says "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth ..."
In other words time, space, matter, probably energy too came into being at the creative act of God. So why could He not bring back from the dead ?
Should He desire to manifest His power in that way, what could stop Him?
living in a whale belly,
An especially "appointed"
large fish. And it is possible that Jonah actually died in there. But I do not know for sure.
A few weeks ago I read about a man who was half swallowed by a hippo.
being formed from a rib,
God took the rib and builded
it into a woman.
talking bushes of fire,
The bush was on fire but was not burnt up. This was a fitting symbol of the union of God and man. You see thorns and thistles came about for Adam from curse. So a thorn bush may indicate the fallen mankind. The holy flame with which the bush burned yet did not burned up may be allegorical of God coming into union with man.
This could be an allegory of the Son of God coming in the form of the fallen man in the incarnation of Christ. It certainly reminds us that Moses and God were so coordinated.
the sun not moving,
Of all the miracles in the bible this one seems to me to be easier to accept on this side of the discoveries of relativity and curvature of space time.
Since we have heard of black holes and event horizons this matter of the sun appearing stand still seems to me to be the lesser outlandish events that God could cause to happen.
Could He not warp space time so that it appeared that the sun stood still? Could God not warp space time so that it appeared that the sun dial reversed ?
Since Einstein the astronomical miracles of the Bible seem more plausible at the hands of the Creator.
living to be 900 years old,
Longevity until after the flood? Not too hard to believe.
Man started OUT very good you know?
And a better atmosphere and environment and diet too probably.
It may have taken longer for that pristine created humanity to run down.
Not a huge deal to me.
and on and on. Not a reliable source .......
Yes. Romans chapter 7 is your life's story. You know what is good to do yet you do not have the power to carry it out. Very reliable as to how you and I struggle against our sin nature.