RE: [CreationTalk] interpreting scripture
I hope you realize that when I mentioned Entropy and the atomic structure of gold in connection with the verse being discussed that I was only responding to Victor and trying to show him that he is in error. Since I believe that the King James Bible is God’s inerrant inspired word in English holding that its translation was in fact inspired by God, I am actually under tighter restraints on my translation from Greek and Hebrew and my interpretation of the Bible than Victor is. Unlike him I do not have luxury of twisting the meaning of Greek and Hebrew words to get the meaning I want.
I agree that it is a mistake force scripture to fit science and that science is at its best when one starts with the Bible. My Catastrophic model of Martian Geology is a good example, and one that continues to produce successful results years after its original publication. The same can be said of my principle of entropy and applied energy. In both cases I stated with the Bible an produced good science as result.
From: CreationTalk@yahoogroups.com [mailto: CreationTalk@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Pete Miles
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CreationTalk] interpreting scripture
I have no idea what a modern creationist is. I take scripture as a whole literally, I believe that the earth is aroung 6500 years old. It is an utter mistake for anyone to try to force scriputre to fit science. It is the other way around. Scripture was written in Hebrew and Greek, and some Aramaic. When we don't understand the english (or other language) translation of the message, the only place to turn is the original language. Scripture is 100% accurate from Gen 1 to Rev 22. Some passages are difficult to understand in certain areas, but the interpretation must be consistant with Scripture as a whole.
God did not write scripture that needed someone versed in nuclear physics could understand. He wrote it for everyone to understand its simple and direct messages.
Anyways, when discussions start to diverge to the Entropy and atomic structures of gold from a verse of perishing gold, then that is moving into taking scripture somewhere it wasn't intended to go.
So, I just had to make a comment.