In Part 2 I looked at David Robertson’s assertion that Jesus would have believed biblical characters and events such As Adam and Eve and Noah and the Flood because , according to Robertson, they are/were real people events.
Robertson, as we know, is an evangelical and as Nan pointed out –
”As for the “real events” you asked about … to the evangelical Christian, most definitely YES! They are accepted as genuine people and events. ”
According to Pew, Evangelical Christians make up only around 8% of the global total. (Though they make up 25.4 % of US Christians which is somewhat disconcerting!)
I am not going to bother exploring all the nuances of evangelical Christianity or the myriad of other semantic word games they play, as this is not the point of this post.
What I want to consider is the position of those Christians, and especially professional Christians (ministers etc), who accept evolution as fact, have also accepted scientific and archaeological evidence and regard some of the key biblical tales, namely Adam and Eve, Noah and the Global Flood and to a lessor extent, Moses and the Exodus, as foundational myths.
If these supposed enlightened proponents of the Christian faith who stand in pulpits week in and week out ( or preach via podcast or Zoom if they are mindful of Covid restrictions) and preach that Jesus is God, how do they deal with the knowledge that their lord and saviour firmly believed, like Robertson and his evangelical ilk, the biblical tales of Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses et al were about real people and real events?