Re: [asa] Advice for conversing with YECs

From: Nucacids <>
Date: Sat Oct 25 2008 - 10:43:18 EDT

[asa] Advice for conversing with YECsHi Dennis,


If he is not interested in looking at any evidence, then you need to either agree to disagree or agree to look at the evidence. Perhaps you should gently inform him that you have looked at the evidence, and if there was good evidence for YEC, you, as a fellow Christian, would gladly embrace it.


The best thing to do is live a life such that this man looks at you and says to himself, "That Dennis is a tremendous servant for the Lord." If he comes to respect and admire you for your service and faith, he will respect your thoughts on this issue, which, for many Christians, is tangential.


- Mike

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dennis Venema
  Sent: Friday, October 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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