emlarson.com


Home

Blog

Work

Tech

Life

Lord

Play

 Blog: The absolute latest random thoughts


Kari Byron news

previous posts:

Hope for fair exceptions to the DMCA

On aborting 'babies'...

Journalism 101 - How to Write Good

Logo Woes?

Sony PlayStation and Christianity

The mysteries of AdSense deepen!

Wondernig why the feds didn't do more?

The Weatherball is dead!

Balanced Hurricane Katrina comments

New Orleans' Old House might still be standing?




earlier posts:

09.2002   10.2002   11.2002   12.2002   01.2003   02.2003   03.2003   04.2003   05.2003   06.2003   07.2003   08.2003   09.2003   10.2003   11.2003   12.2003   01.2004   02.2004   03.2004   04.2004   05.2004   06.2004   07.2004   08.2004   09.2004   10.2004   11.2004   12.2004   01.2005   02.2005   03.2005   04.2005   05.2005   06.2005   07.2005   08.2005   09.2005   10.2005   11.2005   12.2005   01.2006   02.2006   03.2006   04.2006   05.2006   06.2006   07.2006   08.2006   09.2006   10.2006   11.2006   12.2006   04.2007   05.2007   06.2007   07.2007   08.2007   12.2007   01.2008   02.2008   05.2008   06.2008   07.2008   08.2008   12.2008   01.2009   02.2009   03.2009   04.2009   05.2009   06.2009   07.2009   09.2009   10.2009   11.2009   12.2009   01.2010   02.2010   03.2010   04.2010   05.2010   06.2010   07.2010   08.2010   09.2010   10.2010   11.2010   12.2010   01.2011   02.2011   03.2011   04.2011   05.2011   06.2011   07.2011   09.2011   10.2011   11.2011   12.2011   01.2012   02.2012   04.2012   07.2012   10.2012   11.2012   01.2013   02.2013   03.2013   05.2013   05.2014   06.2014   07.2014   12.2014   01.2015   02.2015   03.2015   06.2015   11.2015   02.2016   03.2016   04.2016   05.2016   06.2016   11.2016   04.2017  


10.10.2005

Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible - World - Times Online

Funny -- I was just talking about this on the podcast (Ericast #32 from Ericast.com -- go check it out.).

Anyway, in the article Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible we read, "Similarly, they refute the apocalyptic prophecies of Revelation, the last book of the Christian Bible, in which the writer describes the work of the risen Jesus, the death of the Beast and the wedding feast of Christ the Lamb.

"The bishops say: 'Such symbolic language must be respected for what it is, and is not to be interpreted literally. We should not expect to discover in this book details about the end of the world, about how many will be saved and about when the end will come.'"

Ironically, all this Genesis and end-times stuff isn't dusty old mythology or the rantings of some dude named John exiled on an island; Jesus Himself talks about both things, a lot. He spends a surprising amount of time talking about mankind's sinfulness in the explicit context of Adam and Eve, and He spends most of chapters 24 and 25 in the book of Matthew talking about His return -- the end of the world, how many will be saved, and about when the end will come!

So, it's fine to say, "I don't believe that stuff," as long as you understand you're denying the very words of Jesus. (Not "fine" in the sense of a wise and eternally healthful course of action, sure, but it's at least internally consistent for you to hold that.) But when folks say, "I believe what Jesus said, but not all that other stuff in the Bible"... you gotta understand that what He said is that other stuff in the Bible!

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home





 


emlarson.com:   Home | Blog | Work | Tech | Life | Lord | Play | Mail

Entire site contents Copyright © 2000-2005 Eric M. Larson

All rights reserved, please don't steal my stuff, etc. etc. etc.