[asa] Re: various questions

From: David Buller <bullerscience@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Jun 01 2007 - 22:52:13 EDT

Oh, and by the way. I'd also be interested in hearing your position (TE,
OEC, ID, YEC) and how (in a nutshell) you interpret Genesis. Thanks!

David Buller

On 6/1/07, David Buller <bullerscience@gmail.com> wrote:
> My Dad (who is also interested in age of the earth/evolution questions)
> recently asked the opinion of a friend of his (by email) regarding the age
> of the earth. I'd be interested in hearing your perspectives on some of the
> objections to an old earth that were brought up by the friend.
> 1. "Romans 8:19-23 talks about how the whole creation was affected by sin
> and that through sin the creation was subjected to futility (v. 20),
> corruption, and decay (v. 21) all things that led to death. So, I think
> there is fairly clear Biblical warrant to say that the whole creation
> suffered from Adam's sin and that before that sin there would have been no
> futility, corruption, decay, or death."
> 2. "This also comes from Romans 5:12ff. The issue here is that if Adam
> evolved, then the human race did not just descend from Adam but from the
> entire population of pre-Adamic, pre-human beings. There would have been
> nothing to stop the intermarriage of Adam's descendants with the descendants
> of other, non-human beings; or for other humans to evolve apart from Adam.
> So, you would have humans inheriting a sin nature and dying who were not
> exclusive descendants from Adam. Theologically, Romans 5 does not make sense
> if Adam evolved. I think these first two issues pretty much rule out
> biological macroevolution."
> In the Tyndale Old Testament commentary on Genesis, Kidner has some
> interesting perspectives on this, and I agree with him (an evolutionary
> creationist). I'd still like to hear what some of you think and share it
> with my Dad.
> Thanks,
> David Buller

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