Wrong information can lead to terrible consequences. In 1941, incorrect information from military intelligence doomed thousands of American sailors to death when experts believed that Japan was unable to mount a significant attack on Pearl Harbor. In 2001, bad/false information led to the loss of billions of dollars when the DotCom bubble collapsed. In the early 1st century, many Jews were doomed to face eternal punishment because of believing false information. John 7:40-53 shares the story of some Jews who mistakenly thought Jesus was born in Galilee, and since they knew from Old Testament scripture that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, the wrong belief that he was born in Galilee (presumably) cost them their salvation. Bad information led to bad results in all of these situations. As I write this manifesto, I do not want the evolutionary origins story to lead people to miss out on the overall truth of the Bible because they have categorically dismissed it.
On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” Others said, “He is the Christ.” Still others asked, “How can the Christ come from Galilee? Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” – John 7:40-42
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