Old-Earth Creationism on Trial: The Verdict Is In
As the modern Church struggles to find a place of relevancy for a new generation that already has massive demands on its time and attention, more and more young people raised in the Church are leaving it – failing to find the answers to their questions of faith and life, beset with doubts raised by issues that the Church chooses not to address. Opting to skirt the controversy of Genesis as literal history, the biblical authority of the Holy Word is called into question and reduced to a collection of mere stories. More popularly considered an issue for schools or in the public realm, the conflicting views on the age of the earth also remain a pivotal issue within the Church – as it has for over two centuries.
- Was the Creation week literally six days?
- Does science really point to an old earth?
- Does the issue really matter for Christians?
- Should this issue even be discussed within the Church?
Join authors Dr. Jason Lisle and Tim Chaffey as they put forth a case against an old-earth interpretation of Scripture. A comprehensive biblical, theological, and scientific critique of old-earth creationism, the book presents its compelling testimony in layman’s terms to create a powerful debate that leads to unquestionable truth.
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“Twenty-somethings once faithfully attended church. What made them stop? While most said they still believe that the Bible is God’s Word, they also said that the idea that the earth is millions of years old was one thing that caused them to doubt the bible? The crumbling foundation of the church takes a devastating toll on future generations. Therefore, churches must reclaim the historical truth found in Genesis and apply the Bible’s authority to every area of life.” -Ken Ham, President, Answers in Genesis
This book is perfect for those who need an introdutory lesson in progressive creationism. It systematically goes through the main points of this rather twisted, humanistic doctrine as though it was a court case, i.e., presents evidence then provides rebuttal. Reading level is probably about 7-8 grade so most people can understand the principles without having to have a degree in geology, biology, or astrophysics. I have read through about 3/4 of the book and will provide an update when it is complete but what I have read so far is very well thought out and conveyed.
What I appreciate the most about this book, is that it is unashamedly pro-Bible. I can’t understand those people who say they are Christians, and then proceed to reject the plain teaching of scripture. I guess to me, an Old Earth Creationist isn’t a creationist at all. What’s kind of ironic, is that even the lost atheistic community understands that the Bible teaches a six day creation, but OEC’s don’t. This book gives much of the same information that you will find on AIG, so it isn’t groundbreaking for sure. But it does put the YEC arguments in a logical sequence, and does a very nice job of explaining the issues. When you have people like Hugh Ross saying they believe the Bible and rejecting it’s plain teaching, I just can’t get my head around that at all. Basically what has happened in our society, is that if you put on a lab coat and call yourself a scientist, you wind up knowing more than God about how He created the universe! I flat out reject that, and am glad that these authors have the backbone to stand up for God’s Word. Thank you Jason and Tim, for your fine book.