Tuesday, May 24, 2011

All or Nothing

I have told you in previous posts that I believe in some crazy-sounding supernatural stuff . . . stuff like God existing before time and before earth, and then creating both with a word, a man being swallowed whole by a big fish and living inside the fish's belly to be vomited up on the shore, a man, a God-man, being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. This God-man, in His lifetime, was able to walk on water. Some time later, He died and rose from the dead after 3 days.
It is popular now to believe some of these things, or to believe all of them only to a certain extent, or to believe in a kind of hybrid miracle, like theistic evolution, or the parting of the Red Sea caused by some odd but scientifically explainable meteorological event, but that requires little, if any, faith. When Diane Sawyer asked Mel Gibson if he believed that every word of the Bible is true, he replied with an enthusiastic and unequivocal yes. "Either you believe all of it or none of it." True 'dat!

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