Posted: Oct 09, 2010 5:02 pm
by Hnau von Thulcandra
hotshoe wrote:
But we do have to wonder, if so little of their bible is "true" or "factual" to them, then why do they get to the part about the resurrection and suddenly insist it was literally, factually true ? What do they think it even means, that Jesus was bodily taken into heaven ? Where's that ? How, physically, did his body get there ? Yeah, yeah, I know it's a miracle, and miracles don't have to have sensible explanations. But, how do they pick which miracles to believe in as actual physical happenings, and which ones to ignore or view just as metaphors for some spiritual message ?

Well, presumably because we are told in Holy Writ

"Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable."

Never does it say "if the Flood did not cover all seven continents, your faith is vain" or "if humans were not created 144 hours after the universe was, your faith is vain." But the Resurrection is the linchpin of our whole superstition, and it is nothing without it.