Commenting on "The Fall of Mankind" (Know the Truth, pp. 102-103), Bruce Milne expresses dissatisfaction with the "mythical view" which "rejects any historical element in Genesis 3" (p. 102). He does, however, distinguish between the "literal view" which "sees the Genesis record as a direct historical description" and the "'historical' view" which "asserts that while Genesis 2 - 3 are not to be interpreted in a literal sense at every point, space-time events are certainly being recounted" (p. 102). Milne points out that the literal view "is less frequently adopted even among those who unquestionably acknowledge the full inspiration of Scripture" (p. 102). He suggests that "a degree of symbolism" is used in the Biblical account of man's fall (p. 103). Milne emphasizes that when we speak about Biblical inerrancy, we must take into account the intention of the writer (p. 43). He also states that, in the interpretation of the early chapters of Genesis, we should take care not to dogmatize concerning the intention of the writer. Discussing "The Question of Origins" (pp. 77-79), he points out that "The divine origin of the universe is ... not in question; the real issue is the correct interpretation of the biblical teaching" (p. 77). Milne distinguishes between "some degree of liberty in interpreting the biblical account of cosmological beginnings" and any denial of "a genuine act at the 'beginning' of time by which God brought the universe into existence out of nothing" (pp. 78-79). Emphasizing that "there is need for caution in asserting what Genesis 1- must or must not mean" (p. 95), he insists that "Dogmatism is inappropriate here unless we can show that Scripture necessarily requires a particular interpretation" (p. 93).
Psalm 36:1-12 We thank You, Lord, for “Your steadfast love” (Psalm 36:5,7,10). Your love is the best love. It’s the greatest love of all. Your love is very wonderful. We rejoice in Your love. We are amazed at Your love. We look at Jesus, Your Son, crucified for us, and we say, “Amazing love, how can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?” Jesus died for us. Now, He lives in us. In love, You are leading us on into Your future – on to “fullness of joy in Your presence” (Psalm 16:11).