Tim Challies has an excellent summary of Dr. Mohler’s address on the age of the earth at the Ligonier Conference.
For related reading, see Tom Nettles’ review of William Dembski’s book here. Nettles’ review was itself reviewed, and Nettles then responded to the review of his review.
Thank you for the link to Tim Challies’ blog. I found the reading to be very interesting. It may not be something I hold to, personally, but I admire the calm, scholarly approach.
For what it’s worth, I believe that the beginning of Genesis is symbolic. I’m much more inclined to have the symbolism fit science, than have science fit a literal interpretation of scripture. Still, wrestling with this dichotomy at least keeps us on the path, no matter how we all may differ.
Hope you’re enjoying a peaceful day.
As Ian said, thanks, Jim, for the link to this review. I also agree with Ian’s assessment of the Genesis narrative. Careful reading of the first four chapters of Genesis make acceptance of a literal account difficult. There’s not enough space here to go into all of the details that crop up that conflict with the notion of a literal interpretation. I think Waltke’s comments about evangelical literalists being reduced to cult status is a bit extreme, but I do think he is sounding an alarm that needs to be seriously considered.
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