"Some Christians have, nevertheless, tried to adjust their understanding of the natural world to the pre-scientific worldview of the Bible. The Bible does not invite that kind of use, but some have not accepted its historical understanding. In their imagination some have transformed the Bible into a once and for all inerrant expression of God’s knowledge. Fortunately, overall most of those whose vision is formed by the Bible understand that its historical character invites continuing openness to new knowledge. Thought and understanding developed and changed over time in Israel. Christian theology has had a long development, greatly influenced by new information about history and about the natural world. To live and think in the authentically Christian tradition is to participate in the continuing evolution of faithful thought."