<< If we agree with the YEC claim that equates inerrancy and YEC, then it
seems to me that we are unwittingly promoting YEC in the Christian
Much of the conservative Christian community is unwittingly promoting YEC.
Concordism (day-age, etc) promotes YEC, in my opinion, because it too is
based on the idea that the Bible is absolutely inerrant on all subjects, yet
it is so easy to see that its "explanations" are not what the Bible is saying
that most people readily opt for the YEC interpretation, which we must
confess is the historical interpretation of the Church. But, you make a good
point: Inerrancy can be defined without implying YEC. Please note that I
said, "absolutely inerrant Bible", which is the view that when the Bible
touches even tangentially upon a subject including all references to science
it makes an inerrrant statement---no accommodation; it is all "God's personal
opinion." This is not a biblical definition of biblical inerrancy; but, this
is the definition that underlies YEC. So, let's do all we can to be sure we
do not promote _that_ view of inerrancy.
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