Re: Apologists and other salesmen

Bill Frix (
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 15:18:09 GMT-5

To reply to Glenn Morton's post of Tue, 29 Oct 1996 (some of us have
work to do) ;-)

> I agree that a council would not work, but if one were formed, I
> would love to have you sit next to me (assuming someone would even
> have me on such a council). I would want you there so I could
> show you lots of seismic lines, pictures of rocks, examples of
> burrows, nests and footprints in the geologic record. After a few
> years you would be having the same problems that forced me from a
> young earth position into my present views. I would also let you
> borrow some of my geology books so you could understand what
> problems geology has with young-earth creationism. An example:
> Contrary to young earth accounts, overthrust faults do exist and
> they are not at all like what is described in many YEC books. If
> you are interested in details, I would be delighted to give them
> to you privately.

There is much I do not know about the Universe. I know God created
it ex nihilo (?). I don't know how God's voice could travel in a
vacuum, yet it had to for Him to speak the Universe into existence.
I don't know how the universe will roll up like a coat in the last
day (Hebrews 1:12) but I know it will. I don't know how He created
light before the light bearers (the sun and stars). For that
matter, I don't know how God could exist forever, without beginning
or end! In addition, I can't prove it, scientifically, historically
or otherwise.

But I do know that God doesn't lie nor does He deceive. I do believe
the Biblical account, understood in the context in which it was
written, is more true than the scientific knowledge we currently
possess. I do believe in listening to other people's ideas (but I
still put more faith in the Bible than other peoples' theories); hey,
I think the Loch Ness monster may exist and be a supposedly extinct
dinosaur, based (somewhat) on the eye-witnesses and (moreso) based on
the sonar returns.

I would love to be able to read the books you suggest.
Unfortunately, my life in this fleshly body is too short and I have
so many books to read (I truly understand Solomon's position in
Ecclesiates 12:12 "But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of
many books is endless, and excessive devotion {to books} is wearying
to the body." NAS). However, if you could suggest a few good books,
I would appreciate it and will keep the list in my files for future

William M. Frix
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Box 3021
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: (501) 524-7466
FAX: (501) 524-9548