Hebrews 11:1 -- that's where we get our faith from.
Mark Gregson wrote:
> > - Is it more important that the walls of Jericho fell as described, or
> > that the people of the covenant were successful as long as they followed
> > Him?
> If the walls of Jericho did not fall as described in the Bible, then in what way
>were the covenant people successful? If the Red Sea did not part then in what way
>can we say that God's power is great and that He led the Israelites? In what way can
>it be said how willing and capable God is in helping you succeed in following His
> The events prove the principle. If the events did not happen we are left without
>any proof at all. How much faith would you have in a God who said "Trust me" but who
>never did anything that showed He was trustworthy?
> So far as I can recall off the top of my head, very, very few of the events
>described in the scriptures were just symbolic. They all happened. God really did
>create the world, create the Garden of Eden, place a truly and actually naked Adam
>and Eve there who did eat a fruit that physically changed them, etc.
> The rib and the serpent may be symbolic, but I cannot think of much else that was.
>The flood, the tower of Babel with its confounding of languages, the Jaredite barges
>- all real events.
> It's just as John said: real events can be symbols themselves. But they would have
>no power as symbols if they were not real.
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