A great article from my friend Clark Morledge.. My apologetic approach to this has been to use the old earth as today we are trying to reach people come from a modern point of view that both the earth and the universe are billions of years old. Our job is not to convince them of the age of the earth but the truth of Jesus Christ and His redeeming death on the cross. God could take as long or as short of a time to create the universe. There is a good reason there are not a lot of dates in the Bible. Dates are not important, God’s plan for us is what is important.
Conspiracy theories never make for good arguments in favor of the Bible.
Here is a case in point: As I learned about a year ago, apparently, the Flat Earth movement, that is alarmingly growing in some corners of evangelical Christianity, is starting to make in-roads into the Young Earth Creationist movement. As a result, some Young Earth Creationists are treating the Flat Earth movement as though it were a conspiracy theory, but this apologetic tactic is not working very well.
Now, let me be clear. I have no problem with someone believing that God created the universe within six-24-hour days, citing the Creation as a miracle. God can create the world any way He wants. However, I DO have a problem if someone bases their argument for a Young Earth Creation on the idea that the current scientific evidence leads us to conclude that we should accept a 6,000 year…
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