Sunday, May 31, 2009


Google gave me a link to, which has this to say:

Have you ever wondered how Biblical prophecy impacts the Genesis debate? Curious about how Intelligent Design Theory reconciles with Biblical theology? Want to see a powerful approach that is already causing many to walk away from young-earth creationism? How about a close look at a topic that is dividing international young-earth creationist organizations behind closed doors?

Beyond Creation Science is unique because it explores the connections between Christian views of prophecy and creation. This book shows how and why old-earth views, which dominated Christians in the 19th and early 20th century, fell out of favor with modern conservative Christians because of the meteoric rise of a particular view of end-times prophecy. Better yet, this book explains how recent developments in biblical studies regarding biblical prophecy could very well be the undoing of modern young-earth creationism.

Beyond Creation Science examines every major tenet of young-earth creationism by focusing on what the Bible actually teaches about Noah's Flood, the Tower of Babel, the nature of the fall and God's curse on Adam, and the nature of Christ's redemption of his people.

Beyond Creation Science also grapples with the proper relationship between the Bible and modern science and presents a long future as a key to Biblical worldview and practice. This third edition, 532 page book is the culmination of 6 years of research and writing by authors Timothy P. Martin and Jeffrey L. Vaughn, PhD.

A few answers: of course Biblical prophecy and Genesis are intertwined! It was in the garden while the fructose was still on their tongues that God told Adam and Eve of the Second Adam He'd be sending. And no, I'm not curious about how ID reconciles with Biblical theology. I know how it does! Jesus Christ intelligently designed the world. And did a snappy job of it!

A few questions: why are the authors of this website so excited about a division in the young-earth creationist camp? How am I supposed to believe that what you say is correct, that this issue is dividing young-earthers "behind closed doors." Are all of your "facts" as hard to check as this one? How in the world can you say that a long future is key to a Biblical worldview? Jesus Himself told us "Behold, I am coming soon!" (Revelation 22:12). Hmmm... maybe you don't see Jesus' coming as the end of the world, then?

Overall, this site struck me as delighting in a division they could capitalize upon. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how it hit me.

1 comment:

Virgil said...

"Jesus Himself told us "Behold, I am coming soon!" (Revelation 22:12)"

Jesus did not tell you and I that - he told that to the seven church to which the letter (called now Revelation) was written to, a letter written in the first century, 2,000 years ago.