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Who gave Eddie right to insult biblical figures?

According to Eddie McIlwaine (May 8) the story of the Ark and The Flood was included by God in His Bible "as a symbolic yarn" and is only believed by what he refers to as "fundamental Christians" who also "are a wee bit loopy". Eddie also dismissed the parting of the Red Sea for the Children of Israel.

So, according to Eddie, the Apostle Peter was "loopy" when he wrote of "the long suffering of God [who] waited in the days of Noah while the Ark was being prepared" (1 Peter 3:20).

The Lord Jesus Christ was "loopy" when He spoke of "the day that Noah entered into the Ark and . . . the flood came and took them all away" (Matthew 24:38-39).

Again according to Eddie, the first Christian martyr, Stephen, was "loopy" when he spoke of Moses as a "deliverer . . . [who] brought them [the Children of Israel] out after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea" (Acts 7:35-36).

Why does Eddie feel he has licence to insult such important Biblical characters and those who likewise take God at His Word?

CECIL ANDREWS

Take Heed Ministries, Ballynahinch, Co Down

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