Thank you for your reply.
Thie is for your post that contains,
"If the choice is between believing the Bible as you dictate it must be understood or not. Then I most definitely choose NOT!
If the choice is between believing the Bible twisted to make it contradict science, or not. Then I most definitely choose NOT! …
…But if the choice is between believing in the Bible as seen through eyes wide open to the objective findings of science with Jesus as the lens through which God is understood as motivated only by love, or not, then I choose YES!
As indicated in your first condition, you have trouble believing the Bible as pure? Where is your heart? Erroneous and impure understanding of the Bible as shown in some of your other conditions does more harm than good.
When you say, “believing in the Bible as seen through eyes wide open to the objective findings of science,” which group of scientists you think we should believe? Aren’t they also divided based on how the word of God is handled or mishandled (evolutionists vs creationists)?
Has the field of science obsoleted the holy ghost (John 14:26) in guiding us with understanding of the truth in its purity? Is the field of science our master or our servant? Isn’t it our servant as we through scientific inquiry deepen our knowledge of what’s already given us in the natural by God’s spoken word (in the first chapter of Genesis)? Supernatural truth is beyond the natural and is thus revealed only through the holy ghost.
I will probably have to wait until Monday to answer the rest of you.