Re: YEC and loss of faith

From: Walter Hicks (
Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 17:34:23 EST

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    Excuse me Jan,

    Please, give me some slack if you would. I appreciate what you have said
    and will respond as soon as I get caught up with my real job. ASA is
    neat but I have bitten off more than I can chew with limited time. I
    will get back to you. If I do not, email me personally and ring my bell.
    Unfortunately I do have several weeks of consulting trips in the next 3
    weeks. During those times I am in the "breakdown lane" (no email) of the
    information highway.

    But don't let me off the hook!


    Jan de Koning wrote:
    > At 11:18 PM 11/02/02 -0500, Walter Hicks wrote:
    > >I once heard a viewpoint that says that God created the Universe with
    > >man in mind. In fact: that by the Gospel of John this is conveyed very
    > >clearly. If then the universe is created for man, is it so obvious that
    > >God would have it do 20 billion years of preparation for the coming of
    > >historical mankind. If that "history" is what is needed for the backdrop
    > >to mankind, then so be it. Do you think that God could not just as
    > >easily start the clock ticking some 10,000 years ago? Yeah, I know that
    > >you probably hate the "history built in" argument. Do I perhaps see an
    > >a-priori bias for "naturalism" that refuses to even consider anything
    > >else?
    > >
    > >I don't subscribe to YEC, but I think the arguments generally presented
    > >here don't hold overwhelming weight.
    > >
    > >If they did, then the reaction might be better.
    > I have tried to answer this, but thus far I did not get a proper reply to
    > it. So again:
    > God did not write modern physics to people 6000 or 4000 years ago. He told
    > them that He was the maker of everything.
    > God did not tell in Scripture how He created, but gave us the Creation He
    > made to study: God's Word in Creation. Be careful how you handle it, don't
    > waste it, and study it well. It does tell God's story.
    > Jan de K.

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