From: Walter Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 13 2003 - 19:27:48 EDT
It seems to me to be quite incorrect to equate so called "Creation
Science" with the average person who happens to believe that Young
Earth Creation is the truth. I believe that the statistics show
that most Christians hold the YEC view. I know a number of them
and none of them subscribe to that as a "Christian Doctrine". If
they did they would not be in our church.
There is always the danger of people like Gish and Morris sneaking
in with pseudo science that could fool an average person. They are
the one's to attack..
Giving bad press to YECs in general does more harm than good in my
opinion. It can easily turn then into an adversary who looks to
"scientists" to prove you wrong. It can easily do exactly the
opposite of what you intend.
My daughter is YEC and she is a wonderful Christian Woman. I think
that the sample space on this list may be highly skewed.
"Dr. Blake Nelson" wrote:.
> I would agree if when someone says YEC they mean
> anyone who thinks the universe was created 6,000 years
> ago but does not espouse that as a christian doctrine.
> When I have used YEC, as noted above, I mean
> something other than someone who just happens to
> believe in recent creation. Sorry for the confusion
> in my use of the term.
> The fact of the matter is, unless it taints one's
> understanding of Jesus (as I think it apparently does
> for Gish), whether one believes in young or old earth
> is immaterial to the working of the Holy Spirit in
> one's life.
> It is obviously the case due to the historical fact
> that the kerygma is effective regardless of the state
> of scientific understanding in a culture (contrary to
> the apparent beliefs of some of our less informed
> recent and long-standing atheist visitors). The
> kerygma is not about the scientific state of affairs,
> but the Gospel of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. Our
> response to it does not depend on our scientific
> understandings or lack thereof.
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-- =================================== Walt Hicks <email@example.com>
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