One of the dangers I alluded to in my last post is that of becoming Christian myth-makers.
It seems common to hear preachers/song-writers/authors (in fact, communicators of every stripe) create fictional scenes that involve conversations and actions between the persons of the Trinity or between God and Bible characters. What’s the difference between this and the fictional exchanges between the Greek gods in The Iliad for example? Neither really happened, both are imagined by a human, and they both impose man’s perception of himself on deity. Are we, like the ancient Greeks, imposing our understanding of ourselves on our God?
Is there any difference? Aren’t preachers and teachers who do this being Christian Myth-makers? Is it acceptable to do this as long as such words and actions do not contradict Scripture? Is it acceptable as long as the form of communication makes it clear we are speculating? How far are we allowed to go with such “sanctified speculation?”
As you can tell it raises questions for me. What do YOU think?