[asa] Re:

From: Jack <drsyme@cablespeed.com>
Date: Thu May 10 2007 - 22:49:21 EDT

That would be incomplete. If left the way you stated it would be senseless. How can some admit old age on one hand and hold to a young age on the other? There would have to be another statement explaining how "some Christians" resolve the conflict.

I think we need to make a firmer stand and claim that not only the physical evidence supports an old earth, but that biblical interpretations that claim that the earth MUST be young, are incorrect.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Bill Hamilton
  To: ASA List
  Cc: George Murphy
  Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:39 PM

  George wrote

  A good deal has been made of the fact that there are a few scientifically trained YECs who are honest about the fact that present-day science points to an old earth but who themselves believe in a young earth because of their theological position. It might be unfortunate if they had to leave ASA because of the organization taking an old-earth position but that may be the prcise for organizational integrity and credibility. & there have always been intelligent fellow Christians who didn't meet the criteria for membership.

  Possibly we could enable some of these folks to stay in, if our policy stated'

  1. The physical evidence points to an old earth
  2. We recognize that some Christians, while admitting the above, hold to a young earth on Scriptural grounds

  Bill Hamilton
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