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Saturday, May 02, 2009

The (faux) sophistication of young-earth creationism

It's nice to be informed about this:

Young-earth creationism is a complex system. YEC's conception of history includes not merely a six-rotational-day Creation, but also a young age of the earth, miraculous creation of plant and animal life, a commitment to a historical Adam and Eve, a historical Fall with universal spiritual and physical consequences, and a global catastrophe.

This comprehensive framework fosters understandings of sin, the problem of evil, divine nature, judgment, Christ as the Second Adam, salvation, and eschatological redemption. A full view of the Creation can only be acquired from the whole of Scripture—from Genesis to Revelation—not by focusing, even intently, on but one chapter.


Discuss!

(I also liked the links, especially the one that tells us "How to intelligently design a winning case for God's role in creation.")

4 comments:

The Jules said...

Seems like a sound, peer-reviewed piece.

What's to discuss?

Russell Blackford said...

lol

Alex Topfer said...

"The history of Middle Earth is a complex system. This history includes not merely a four-time-period Creation, but also the conflict between Ilúvatar and Melkor, miraculous creation of plant and animal life during the Spring of Arda, a commitment to a historical awakening of the Elves beside Lake Cuiviénen, the forging of the One Ring by Sauron, and it's final destruction in the fires of Mount Doom.
This comprehensive framework fosters understandings of sin, the problem of evil, divine nature, judgment, and eschatological redemption. A full view of the Creation can only be acquired from the whole of Tolkien's work—from The Silmarillion to The REturn of the King—not by focusing, even intently, on but one book."

No matter how detailed and complex it is, it was still made up by some dead dude.

anik said...

If YEC is serious can anyone tell me why are there are no accounts of dinosaurs in the bible? and after whatever eschatological events take place and everything is restored to perfection, will they be resurrected too? If not it seems like only a partial accounting for creation.