Yes, of course, Without a doubt and without hesitation. And I have felt this way long before I ever came to the BioLogos website. In fact, I have held this view throughout my Christian experience. In point of fact, it was reading “the Trilemma” in C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity that marks the pivotal moment in my life - turning from self to Christ at the age of 27. That evolution-believing Englishman ruined my secular complacency with the force of his logic which, of course, was powered by the spirit of truth that guided him. Christ was with him and I - of all people - could and would never deny that.
The issue for me is not at all a matter of salvation, but of truth and of conscientious obedience to Christ. For years, I’ve more or less dabbled in grappling with the issue, mainly avoiding the subject because I deemed it a distraction to more important issues. As I’ve said, however, it is in watching my grandchildren be pummeled with this issue constantly from all sides that has provoked me to wrestle with this issue until I come up firmly on one side or the other.
I have learned many helpful things here, and have enjoyed, and been edified by, many of the interactions, but, alas, all of the benefits have been relatively minor. Regarding the major purpose for which I came, I have been, in the main, disappointed. I don’t blame anyone for that. It’s not anyone’s fault…unless it’s mine.
I’m not quite ready to give up here. As long as each new day brings me a sense of how I can approach the topic with a fresh question or fresh angle (at least fresh for me) I’ll keep pursuing an answer. When the freshness gives out, I won’t continuing taking up space here.
If I’ve not fully answered your questions, give me another shot.