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Baptist Church Cancels Gungor Concert for Couple's Refusal to Take Bible Literally

Amanda Casanova | Contributor | Monday, August 11, 2014

Baptist Church Cancels Gungor Concert for Couple's Refusal to Take Bible Literally

Christian couple Michael and Lisa Gungor of the band Gungor have responded after reports said the band did not believe parts of the Bible. The couple said last week they believe in God, but claimed that “no reasonable person takes the entire Bible completely literally.”

The explanation comes after a Baptist church cancelled one of Gungor’s shows scheduled for September. 

In a tweet last Wednesday, Gungor linked to a blog post where he apologized for the controversy.

"Despite our best efforts, people have assumed because we sing a lot about 'creation,' for example, that we must be young-earth creationists. So, no World Magazine, Charismanews, Christian Post, and whoever else is talking about this…Gungor is not, and has never been a fundamentalist band seeking to spread young earth, biblical literalism across the planet," he added.

Most notably, Gungor said the story of Noah and the Ark could never have been an actual historical event.

"Even if God miraculously fed all of these species and kept them from killing each other on the boat, how big would that boat have to be? And what sort of ecological systems would have to be in place for all the species to survive? Genesis puts the ark at 300 cubits long, 50 wide, 30 high. (a cubit is approximately 45 cm) If you do the math, there is really just NO way to fit two of every kind of animal species on an ark of the dimensions that the Bible purports," he noted.

Publication date: August 11, 2014