Dan, put another way, the difference between us and Biblicists is that they
believe the Bible to *be* the word of God in an existential, substantive, "an und
für sich" (in and of itself) sense, whereas we believe it is a *record* of the
word of God, to be preached from, and interpreted by prophets. The prophet could
teach from a grocery list if he were so inclined. (the latter is a nod to the
famous SF short story, "A Canticle for Leibowitz")

Dan R Allen wrote:

> Dan:
> And I know that the Bible _does_ have errors in it, not just might. But it
> is _still_ the Word of God; how can this be? Simple: the errors are in the
> _specifics_, not the true principles.

Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

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technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we don’t want
a world of engineers.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1950)

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