By Terry Mortenson, Thane H. Ury

Fourteen theological students deal with key issues on the topic of the age of the earth, that's the an important factor of discussion within the church this present day concerning origins. Bringing to endure rigorous biblical, theological, and ancient arguments in want of a six-day production, the worldwide Flood, and a tender earth, in addition they supply much-needed opinions of a few modern old-earth interpretations of the ebook of Genesis.

This clean protection of the literal historical past of Genesis 1-11 well enhances different experiences which concentration extra at the clinical facts of young-earth creationism. As such, this publication can function a flexible complement to different works, yet is usually designed for use as a standalone textual content for seminary and Bible collage professors and scholars, pastors, missionaries, and others who wish in-depth apologetic resources.

Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth includes:

  • Forewords via Dr. John MacArthur, President of the Master's Seminary and Senior Pastor of Grace group Church, sunlight Valley, CA; and the past due Dr. Henry Morris, Founder and President Emeritus, Institute for production Research
  • Detailed research of the verbs of Genesis 1
  • A security of the Genesis five & eleven genealogies as strict chronologies
  • Reasons for rejecting thousands of years of demise and common evil prior to Adam's sin
  • Careful mirrored image on Jesus' teachings relating to a tender earth

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Their voices were virtually unanimous, clear in their exegesis, and quite distinct from geologically constrained eisegesis that has followed in the wake of uniformitarian geology of the last 200 years. To say that most Bible interpreters from Luther to Lyell held beliefs compatible with a 14-billionyear-old cosmos constitutes revisionist history to an embarrassing extreme. ” Of his contemporaries’ views on creation, he would know better than most of us. ”11 There is scant evidence, if any, that prior to the 19th century any view of creation that accorded with macro-evolution was anything but aberrant.

3. I am indebted to Thane Ury for these references. 3, which further specifies names and theories of Greek natural philosophers. Basil’s words about the temporary life of naturalistic theories should be considered when we use current scientific theories of origins as epistemic foundations for interpreting Scripture. 7 13 Though the fathers did not deal with the same challenges we face today, theirs were just as challenging, and they were just as prone as anyone to being products of their environment.

Louis Lavallee, “Augustine on the Creation Days,” JETS 32 (1989): p. 469-61, n. 20) Since Clement and Basil held a similar view (based on Gen. 2:4), it is unlikely that Augustine invented this view. 441–442. 61–68. ” 45 In general, most of the early fathers relied on the Septuagint or Latin translations, did not know Hebrew or Aramaic (Origen and Eusebius were notable exceptions), and were not particularly well-versed in Semitic patterns of thought. 2. 12. 48 Old-earth and young-earth creationists must resolve to be consistent in their use and trust of Augustine or any patristic authority.

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