On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Steven Schimmrich wrote:
> Just my own two cents on the issue...
> I do refer to myself as a creationist and I would argue that all
> orthodox Christians are indeed creationists because we all believe
> that God is the Creator. Doesn't the Apostle's Creed begin...
> "I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
> the Creator of heaven and earth"
> That's why I use the "young-earth" modifier when referring to those
> who hold that common type of belief about creation and HOW IT OCCURRED.
> That's the distinction that many young-earth types don't want to
> acknowledge. I'm NOT rejecting God, the creation, the Bible, etc. when
> I reject their ideas on how and when creation occurred. I believe in God,
> I humbly acknowledge Him as the Creator of all there is, and I believe
> in the Bible (yes, even Genesis 1-11). The only real difference is our
> exegesis of a handful of verses.
> So I will continue to tell people that I am a creationist in the sense
> that I believe God is the creator and am not willing to allow young-earth
> creationists (a subset of all Christianity) to appropriate that term for
> themselves thereby implying that most Christians don't believe that God is
> the Creator.
> - Steve.
> Steven H. Schimmrich KB9LCG firstname.lastname@example.org
> Department of Physical Sciences Kutztown University
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