posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 05:12 PM
Yes, I understand the Young Earthers take the Bible literally..word for word. And their method of backing up their claims...well, like I
said...complete failure of our school systems to properly educate people in Science.
BTW, this brings up a Bible Verse...what is it...something in Matthew regarding the tree that doesn't bear fruit will get chopped down. I wonder why
they don't take that literally? I'll look up the verse and post it in its entirety. It may have already been posted here, but i'll post it again
Edited to add verse: The New Testament Reading: Matthew 3:1-12
In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea , proclaiming, 2‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ a 3This is
the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his
paths straight.”’ 4Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then
the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, 6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan,
confessing their sins.
7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to
come? 8Bear fruit worthy of repentance. 9Do not presume to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from
these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 10Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit
is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11‘I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not
worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. b c 12His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his
threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.’
Here is the link I found it on: oldfirst.org...
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