Re: BIBLE/ORIGINS: seeking feedback

From: gordon brown (
Date: Sun Jan 26 2003 - 20:22:01 EST

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    Some of the most ardent defenders of inerrancy were and are believers in
    an old earth. This includes Benjamin Warfield and also Dr. Orr, who wrote
    on science in The Fundamentals. Today Hugh Ross and his Reasons to Believe
    organization fit into this category. The International Council on Biblical
    Inerrancy appears to have favored an old-earth view, and YEC Henry Morris
    refused to sign the statement drawn up at that meeting.

    Gordon Brown
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0395

    On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Don Winterstein wrote:

    > So what Iíd like is feedback on two topics: 1) Some evaluation (seat-of-pants OK) of old-Earth Christians who still hold to biblical inerrancy. Are there large numbers of these people? Insight on why they are so attached to the Book as a repository of facts would be helpful. 2) How much of a problem does the haphazard nature of organic evolution pose to old-Earth Christians? And if itís no problem, why not? I know itís not a problem for someónamely, those who are eager to trash traditional theology and Scripture at the least drop of a scientific hat. I donít have a lot of respect for such people and have difficulty at times regarding them as Christian. But what about those Christians who still feel a need to retain basic teachings?

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