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amonk7 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 4:16 PM
The Bible may be inerrant, or perhaps not. It is a matter of belief, and it doesn't matter. The teaching is still flawed. When John Hagee and many evangelicals take a 3600+ year old passage on Israel and apply it today as inerrant, he is making an interpretation that is prone to error. He is putting himself above God. The same passage if true through all time should have applied to the Roman Empire after it destroyed Israel. But after it destroyed Israel the Roman Empire enjoyed its best hundred years, Pax Romana. So the passage may have been true and without error, whatever that means, but it wasn't true for the Romans when the they destroyed Israel and the Temple.
wmou Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 5:51 PM
Hagee's teachings on many occassions are an embarrassment to our Lord.
Mark in CA Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 4:36 PM
To say that "it doesn't matter" whether the Bible is actually inerrant or not is ridiculuous. Wheter it is inerrant or not IS the primary point. If it is not inerrant, then no interpretation of those who read it really matters.

I have no idea what passage of Scripture you are referring to concerning Hagee. But as I have said, I agree that a person's interpretation of Scripture may be awry.

With regards to interpretation, keep in mind 1st Peter 1:20 "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." God intended a precise message when inspiring men to write the books of the Bible. The intent of the text belongs to the Writer; not to be twisted by those who read it.
For at least the last hundred years, the world's most dynamic religion has been neither Christianity nor Islam.

It is leftism.

Most people do not recognize what is probably the single most important fact of modern life. One reason is that leftism is overwhelmingly secular (more than merely secular: it is inherently opposed to all traditional religions), and therefore people do not regard it as a religion. Another is that leftism so convincingly portrays itself as solely the product of reason, intellect, and science that it has not been seen as the dogma-based ideology that it is. Therefore, the vast majority of the...