The Bible – faith, truth, knowledge?

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The Bible – faith, truth, knowledge?


So we have been talking about faith and truth and knowledge. Let’s put this discussion this in context. For one to say, “I know the Exodus out of Egypt is true because the Bible says so,” is , by the definition of the word know, a position that must be defended with facts beyond the Bible. To say, “I have faith in the Exodus out of Egypt because the Bible says so,” requires no defense.

We humans made up the words. We have to live with the definitions. Red is red because we said it is, and we all agreed. Now we have to live with it. God cannot make red not be red – because by definition if God made red become blue then it would be blue and not red. One might say that I am arguing over semantics – in an attempt to dismiss my message – but the truth is the truth. We humans made up the words so we could have clarity of communications. The definitions hold. This is no less relevant for faith, knowledge, and truth.

It is appropriate to say “I believe in the faith message as presented in the Bible. The lack of empirical truth does not take away from the central allegorical message that God will free me from bondage if I but believe.”

It is even appropriate to say, “I have faith that the Bible is true. I believe it is the truth.” By definition those are correct and appropriate statements.

I can go on- but I think this is enough for now.


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