I would just like to say I am in basic agrreement with Bob and george.
Frankly the whole Left Behind fairy tales and Hal Lindsey Late Great Planet
Earth are simply nonsense and an insult to God and his word. It needs to be
seen that Noll regards this as part of the The Scandal of the evangelical
Mind - or rather the lack of it. I am appalled when I go into Christian
bookshops and see alll the books of the left behind stable. It is quite
clear that these type of writers do not submit themselves to the authority
of Christ and the bible as they calmly ignore what Jesus said at the
beginning of Acts. They are no better than the Jesus Seminar.
I think the main argument for denying any value to the bible is the nonsense
of creationism and misunderstandings of prophecy. All we know is that Christ
will return and literally God knows how and when. That's good enough for me
as a simple Christian.
I loved Lucy's comment that Noll is only read at scholarly seminaries!
I recommend everyone to read Noll The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
I will keep growling
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