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Subject: Modern Inspiration


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Ben
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Date Posted: 04/11/07 6:06pm
In reply to: Biff 's message, "Out of all this, an interesting statement" on 04/11/07 7:20am

>The problem with all of these positions is the
>assumption that God inspired people to write religious
>text for the several thousand years leading up to the
>time of Christ, and then, for some reason, just
>stopped. He's not speaking anymore. Perhaps we
>actually killed Him when we crucified Christ?

I agree... when I was a Christian, I never saw the problem with that idea, but now it seems so clear. Why would God speak to people over and over through thousands of years, and then suddenly stop just because the Jerusalem Council decided things were getting too confusing? From a Christian perspective, it seems like the works of modern authors such as Max Lucado could be much more useful to the average Christian's spiritual life than, say, the book of Exodus. All that emphasis on "going back to the Bible" sounds great until you actually sit down and read the Old Testament.

Although I don't actually think the Christian God exists anymore, I still think that people who are should be as consistent as they can with what they believe.

Ben

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