May U2's song, "Where the Streets Have No Name" come true in Ireland, England and Wales. So many have died in the "Christian" marches and subsequent battles through certain Catholic neighborhoods and streets including Obins Street and Garvaghy Road, that the band yearns for a time when Christians of all stripes can coexist. They foresee a place where these streets have "no name" and little Protestant and Catholic children can play together without fear of being pelted with the hatred of marchers hurling rocks and bottles.
Abigail wrote: Words are instruments or vehicles for transmitting communication... Words are not the same as what they mean. "Food" is a word but does not feed the body. The substance that "food" represents feeds the body.
The Holy Bible is words on a page. Only the Spirit of God can quicken His Word to the heart and bring (eternal) life. The words of the Bible are not written for intellectual knowledge alone, which brings eternal death. The Word of God is not a legal document that transmits knowledge to us that acquits us of sin without change on our part.
When we are filled with the Spirit of God, the Word of God becomes life to us. God's Word becomes reality expressed through our lives being conformed to the Word of God. Without being filled with the Spiritâ€”the Word of God is a dead letter on a page. No amount of study or knowledge gives life without the infilling of the Holy Ghost.
Joh 3:3 â€¦Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
1Pe 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.
GG, After reading your posts for months, I didn't know if I would ever agree with you about anything... I mean no offense by that statement. If I understand your mind, here, then I share it. What you seek is the true commentary on the creation narrative; from whatsoever quarter it comes.