Re: [asa] various questions

From: PvM <>
Date: Fri Jun 01 2007 - 22:59:25 EDT

First of all this seems to have little to do with the age of the
earth. One could see Adam and Eve as the 'Adam and Eve' similar to the
mitochondrial eve and Y (or is it X)-gene Adam.
In other words a genetic bottleneck. Other branches went extinct.

On 6/1/07, David Buller <> 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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