Noah, Mike, etc
Your stance toward Aaron appears somewhat shaky.
Unless you are a full-on 6 day, young earth creationist Christian that takes every word in the Bible literally (which I think is virtually impossible anyway as it contradicts itself so many times) then by your own definition you aren't a "proper" Christian.Originally Posted by [b
By agreeing that some of the stories in the Bible are parables, or are not meant to be taken literally, you are already applying an interpretation of the bible that has been decided by someone that was not there when it was written.
I am not making any statement about whether Aaron's beliefs are more valid than yours but what you are, in effect, saying is that just because Aaron's church's interpretation isn't in agreeance with the interpretation of the people that you hang out with, or even with what might be percieved as being the majority of people in the world, his interpretation is wrong and he's not a Christian.
As I understand it, Jesus himself was in the minority in his time and warned people that following what is popularly accepted as being correct is not always the right way?