Re: [asa] AIG's weakly message

From: Robert Schneider <>
Date: Sat Feb 10 2007 - 14:04:55 EST

Whew! At first I thought, "Not John Templeton, surely!" What a relief!

This is the kind of specious argument that comes from people who have made Genesis (i.e., their interpretations of it) the foundation of Christianity rather than the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. It's a dangerous argument because their "either/or" thinking could lead some Christians to abandon the faith when they recognize the validity of biological evolution.

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  From: Carol or John Burgeson
  Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 12:50 PM
  Subject: [asa] AIG's weakly message

        From AIG this week -- a familiar refrain.

        Since Templeton accepted evolution, and since Templeton "lost his faith," then it must surely follow that anyone accepting evolution is on slippery grounds.


        Q: When someone rejects Genesis, will they then reject the whole Bible?

        A: The following is a terrible warning for the church today as to what happens when one compromises on the Word of God.

        In the 1950s, a famous evangelist named Charles Templeton received wide media attention across America. Great crowds flocked to hear him. Large numbers of people came forward when he challenged them to trust Christ.

        But in 1994 he published a book called Farewell to God in which he totally rejected the Christian faith. He died a few years ago as a man embittered against the Christian faith.

        What happened to Templeton is a warning for us all today. He went to Princeton University and was taught to believe in the evolutionary teaching of "millions of years." He recognized that if this were true, then God used death, bloodshed, suffering and disease for millions of years as part of His creative process-and then called this very good.

        All through his book, Templeton wrote that there can't be a God of love because of all the death and suffering in the world. The teaching of "millions of years" destroyed Templeton. Don't compromise, as he did, and destroy your faith.

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