Re: [creat] Bible is 'incomplete'
- I'm starting a new group against Dave. Who wants to join?
--- In email@example.com, Dave Oldridge <doldridg@s...>
> On 13 Feb 2004 at 19:08, Harold R. Holmyard III wrote:a
> > Dear Dave,
> > >Well, I have the advantage of you there. I'm able to read Koine
> > >bit.Princeton
> > HH: I hope that you have heard of B. B. Warfield, a famous
> > Theologian of the early twentieth century. He looked at this wordof
> > closely in all its occurrences in a long, famous article, which is
> > available at http://www.aomin.org/THEOPNEU.html . This is his
> > conclusion:
> > From all points of approach alike we appear to be conducted to the
> > conclusion that it is primarily expressive of the origination of
> > Scripture, not of its nature and much less of its effects. What is
> > 'theopneustos' is "God-breathed," produced by the creative breath
> > the Almighty. And Scripture is called 'theopneustos' in order tothe
> > designate it as "God-breathed," the product of Divine spiration,
> > creation of that Spirit who is in all spheres of the Divineactivity
> > the executive of the Godhead. The traditional translation of theit
> > word by the Latin inspiratus a Deo is no doubt also discredited,
> > we are to take it at the foot of the letter. It does not express ain
> > breathing into the Scriptures by God. But the ordinary conception
> > attached to it, whether among the Fathers or the Dognaticians, is
> > general vindicated. What it affirms is that the Scriptures owetheir
> > origin to an activity of God the Holy Ghost and are in the highest
> > and truest sense His creation.
> Sorry, but I will take the opinion of Jerome, a scholar who devoted
> his life to translating the Bible and who was fluent in Koine at a
> time when it was still the spoken language of the eastern
> mediterranean over ANY 20th century academic you can scare up.
> That's SAINT Jerome for anyone who is actually a catholic believer.
- On 7 Mar 2004 at 18:11, Todd wrote:
> How about the bible as another man made "mythology" book.Well, my take on it is that it was written by men who sought to
> Go figure.
know God. It is by no means the only things written by such men
and it's by no means the infallible oracle that the fundies claim
it is, but it still the sacred scripture of the Church.