Several people wrote about "Old-Earth Creationism." I have an idea what it
means, but I do find the term deceptive in some sense, because it wants to
say something, which is not clear, since the term seems to indicate
that,"Yes, the earth is old, but God did not use evolution. Of course, the
earth was not created 6000 years ago."
A position like that leaves me even more confused than Young-Earth Creationism.
But, maybe, I don't understand the problem at all.
My position? Of course, God created. How He did not tell us, only that He
did. So very early believers wrote under God's direction, to peoples who
had no "science," a "poetic" story about God's power, and why we should
adore God who created. However, man acted against God's will (sinned)
causing great misery on God's earth.
Nothing has changed, when I see that the richest nations in the world want
to force the poorest nations to accept that the richest nations' economies
cannot pay for the cleaning of the air on the planet (Kyoto agreement,)
though the most mechanized nations (the richest) are the greatest polluters.
I do not want to imply, that the rich nations are greater sinners than the
poor, only that we follow God's command in Gen 1: 29-31, a command that is
not "symbolic", very poorly. We should not get distracted by arguments
about God's Word, if we don't listen to His Word about creation.
Jan de K.
Jan de K.
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