From: Rich Blinne (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Sep 01 2002 - 18:32:40 EDT
From: Michael Roberts [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 3:15 PM
To: Bundrick, David; Rich Blinne; email@example.com
Subject: Re: "charismatic" theologies and science
>Let's be clear. Charles Hodge in his Systematic Theology (c1870)makes
>clear that he holds firmly to an old earth and in What is Darwinism
>is prepared to accept that evolution could have happened and that there
>no theological objection to this though there is to evolution by
>AA Hodge in the 1880s argued for theisitic evolution as did Warfield up
>his death in 1921.
>As Rich Blinne made it clear that the PCA insists on a six day creation
>then they would regard these Princeton theologians as very dodgy -
>apostate or on theway or even wooly liberals like bishop spong. Due to
>their compromising with the evolutionary geological timescale their
> orthodoxy is clearly under question as any good YEC would agree with.
>I hope my point is clear.
>To describe this trio as " orthodox Presbyterians" implies that their
>blatant evolutionism is orthodox as well.
Let me be a little more precise than I have been in previous posts. A
report that allowed presbyteries to permit exceptions to YEC passed,
barely. This has caused some within the PCA to bemoan the declension
within the denomination. Yet, I don't know of anyone who would call the
Hodges or Warfield anything but orthodox. In fact, one of the
electronic groups where a number of those who are concerned about such a
slippery slope hang out is named after B.B. Warfield! Old Princeton is
still well-respected even amongst the YEC in the PCA. Modern proponents
of their views, however, do not fare as well.
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