[sword-devel] Other religions?

Daniel Blake sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 10 Apr 2004 17:23:24 -0400

I see a possible problem with this though.  Who's to say people won't just
install "other" texts and not install the true word of God?  In that
instance, Sword would not be bringing truth to those people.  In fact Sword
would then be a bringer of deception and not the truth.

I have the same firm conviction that you have Troy.  The Way The Truth And
The Life is up to any challenge.  I also see the possiblity of installing
ONLY alternate texts.  And that would not lead to a challenge, just a better
way for people to study error and deception.

I don't think any of us would want that to happen.

Daniel Blake

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe@crosswire.org>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Other religions?

> Lee Braiden,
> As stated by others, CrossWire's goal is explicitely and exclusively to
> bring the Good News of Jesus Christ's saving sacrifice to a dying world.
> I personally am Socratic enough about my faith to welcome the
> comparison and study of other religions.  I know the God I serve and am
> fully convinced that He is real.  I have nothing to hide and welcome-- 
> even encourage-- the challenge.
> The software, in and of itself, can display material in a variety of
> formats.  There is nothing that would need 'modifying' for the engine to
> display 'texts of other faiths'-- a fork of the code would not be
> necessary.  Our remote module installation tool allows for multiple
> sources of texts.  You might merely consider hosting an alternate
> repository of texts.
> Again, my personal belief is that there is Absolute Truth, and Christ
> is the embodiment of that Truth.  I believe He Loves all men and desires
> them to come to a saving knowledge of the Truth.  And I know He said,
> "Seek and you will find."  Trusting Him to be faithful to that promise,
> I would welcome any effort to make seekers out of a vastly complacent
> and indifferent, or mindlessly accepting world.
> Encouraging the reader to note the attributions made above to
> CrossWire's purpose and those distinct to my personal convictions.
> -Troy.
> Lee Braiden wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I wonder if what your opinions are on the texts of other faiths?  Any
> > objections to modifying SWORD so that it's useful to a wider audience?
> >
> > -- 
> > Lee Braiden
> > lee_b@member.fsf.org
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