RE: [asa] The apostle warns of evolution

From: Ted Davis <>
Date: Mon Sep 04 2006 - 09:18:20 EDT

>>> "Jon Tandy" <> 09/04/06 9:08 AM >>>writes, among
other things:

One of the reasons people like Origen spiritualized away the second coming
was their view that since it hadn't happened by the second or third
some of the apparent immediate statements (like "I come quickly") in the
scriptural texts needed to be understood spiritually, not literally.
addresses this by commenting that one day with the Lord is as a thousand
years -- in other words, the timing of those immediate statements may be
spiritualized, but the actual event of Christ's coming will be literal.
important fact was the event, not the timing. Funny that AIG can accept
this idea in the second coming, but not in the creation.
Ted wonders:
To what extent has mainstream creationism (if that's the correct term) been
influenced (if at all) by the recent emphasis in some
fundamentalist/evangelical circles on what is being called the "preterist"
view--namely, that Christ returned around the time of the destruction of the
second Temple in 70 AD? If I understand this view correctly (and I'm not
sure that I do), it is an effort to take "literally" Jesus' statements about
this generation not passing away until these things are fulfilled.

Does anyone know whether preterist ideas have yet influenced creationists,
at least mainstream creationists such as those at AIG or ICR? Some
creationists do espouse them. Two examples: RC Sproul and those who operate
theologyweb. How likely is it that this combination (preterism and
creationism) will become more common?


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