History vs. His Story
Yes, it's a terrible post title. I know. Sorry.
I was thinking this morning about the historicity of the Bible, and how the awareness of that affects our worship, our personal faith, and our testimony.
I was taking the unfortunately rare time this morning to meditate and pray. Not rare in that I don't have free time, but rare that I take productive advantage of it like this. It is a sunny, snowy morning in an otherwise mild winter. I shoveled the driveway and came inside, had to wait for the dog to clam down, and meditated, cross-legged, on the sofa in the great room.
Trying to remember something that I can't remember right now (of course), the thought struck me that regardless of how literally you interpret the Bible it is literally one of the most thoroughly researched and historically real set of documents in existence. I like saying "set of documents" instead of "document" or "book" because it is a collection of books. That's one of my points. Which also is not to say that because documents are thoroughly researched they are proven true - just that there is a provenance of research tracing the documents (and separately the veracity of their contents) back in time.