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“For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.

When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” – Psalm 11:2-3

The accuracy of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, is important in ways not immediately apparent.

Many churches, especially main line denominations, allow “scholars” to teach the Old Testament (especially Genesis through Deuteronomy) are a later compilation of oral tradition, that the Biblical accounts of creation, flood, and such are actually embellishments of some kernel of truth – not “factual”.

What difference could that belief make? A lot!

If the biblical accounts of creation were embellishments of an uninformed world view then there is no foundation to understand the need for Christ’s death on the cross. If there was no real first man, Adam, no first woman, Eve, then Paul is wrong when he writes in the Bible that Christ’s death counteracts the sin which came into the world through that first man1. What would this say of Christ? Only a crazy person would die when there is no actual need.

And if Genesis through Deuteronomy are only a combination of various oral traditions sewn together later by an unknown person then Jesus was wrong (or deceptive) when he told his followers, “Moses said …, – not a very good foundation for faith, if he was wrong or not trustworthy then, how can he be trustworthy now?

Sometimes the best way to bring down a building is to not attack the building but to destroy its foundation.

– fritz

1 – Romans 5
2 – Mark 7:10

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