RE: [asa] Advice for conversing with YECs

From: Alexanian, Moorad <>
Date: Fri Oct 24 2008 - 17:43:20 EDT

If salvation is the first thing an individual ought to seek, then the second thing to do is for the individual to help others do the same. ("But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matt 6:33.)


I am not sure what are you trying to convince this gentleman of. Is there an obstacle for this gentleman to seek God's kingdom and His righteousness, which you are trying to remove? If the gentleman is already a believer, do you think convincing him of what you think is scientifically correct would remove some stumbling block this gentleman may place on others whom the gentleman is trying to help save.




From: on behalf of Dennis Venema
Sent: Fri 10/24/2008 5:00 PM
Subject: [asa] Advice for conversing with YECs

I seem to be something of a lightning rod for YECs in my local church sphere. At present I am discussing these issues with a gentleman from my congregation, but I am not making much progress in having him try to understand my point of view. We can't even get past the age-of-the-earth issue. He is not interested in looking at any evidence, either.

I am interested in what advice folks might have - I am especially interested in hearing from those of you who used to be YECs but now accept an old earth. What was useful to you as you made the transition?

Thanks, all.


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