Re: Kurt Wise on the creation crisis in Christian colleges

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <dfsiemensjr@juno.com>
Date: Fri Feb 03 2006 - 22:28:01 EST

On Fri, 3 Feb 2006 15:04:55 -0800 (PST) Bill Hamilton
<williamehamiltonjr@yahoo.com> writes:
>
>
> --- "D. F. Siemens, Jr." <dfsiemensjr@juno.com> wrote:
>
>
> > You're right that entrance into the kingdom requires forgiveness,
> not a
> > list of propositions to which one adheres. However, a view that
> requires
> > that God mislead honest observers of his works (e.g., apparent
> age, one
> > among many), making the Heavnely Father the father of lies, is as
> > perverse as possible. That it also closes the door for those who
> know
> > something about creation and, because they cannot fit it to what
> "the
> > scriptures teach inerrantly," reject salvation, will certainly
> bring
> > judgment. The principle of Matthew 18:7 holds inexorably.
> > Dave
> >
> How do creationists answer critiques like the above of the
> "appearance of age"
> argument?
> While I don't believe that God would deliberately deceive honest
> investigators,
> I can think of one argument for appearance of age that might have
> some
> credibility: That God is an artist. We don't claim that human
> artists are lying
> when they use paint on canvas to represent a landscape, so why
> should we accuse
> God of lying? I don't believe I have ever heard this argument from a
> creationist. I am putting forward the above argument because I'd
> like to see
> how the list refutes it, not because I accept it.
>
>
> Bill Hamilton
>
The only response I've encountered is that the Bible/revelation takes
precedence. But this is no real answer.
Dave
Received on Fri Feb 3 22:36:14 2006

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