Tag : genesis 1

When Bryan Took the Stand

When Bryan Took the Stand by Brad Bromling, D.Min.   As the summer heat was beginning to swelter in the small Tennessee town of Dayton, a cultural war raged in its packed courtroom. Ostensibly, John Thomas Scopes, a high school…

February 6, 2017

Syncretism and the Age of the Earth

Syncretism and the Age of the Earth by Kyle Butt, M.Div.   In every time period, geographical location, and culture, the goal of evangelism is to translate the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ into meaningful concepts that can be understood,…

January 23, 2017

The Day-Day View: A Criticism Answered

The Day-Day View: A Criticism Answered by Wayne Jackson, M.A.   What is the “Day-Day” view? It is the view that considers the “days” of the creation week in Genesis 1 as exactly what the text implies—literal days of approximately…

January 4, 2017

What is the Multiple Gap Theory?

What is the Multiple Gap Theory? by Bert Thompson, Ph.D.   Q. Not long ago, a friend suggested to me an idea that he felt would allow a person to believe in an old Earth and yet still accept the…

December 12, 2016

What’s Wrong with Theistic Evolution?

What’s Wrong with Theistic Evolution? by Bert Thompson, Ph.D.     INTRODUCTION In 1 Kings 18:21, Elijah chastised the people of God for not taking a stand for their God. He asked, “How long halt ye between two opinions? If…

December 5, 2016

The Bible and the Age of the Earth [Part III]

The Bible and the Age of the Earth [Part III] by Bert Thompson, Ph.D.   [EDITOR’S NOTE: Part I of this three-part series appeared in the August issue. Part II appeared in the September issue. Part III follows below and…

November 14, 2016

The Days of Genesis 1–Literal or Figurative?

The Days of Genesis 1–Literal or Figurative? by Brad Bromling, D.Min.   Q. Were the days of creation described in Genesis 1 long periods of time or normal days? A. The natural reading of Genesis points clearly toward the latter,…

October 24, 2016

Popular Compromises of Creation—The Gap Theory

Popular Compromises of Creation—The Gap Theory by Bert Thompson, Ph.D.   It is rare in the creation/evolution controversy to find issues on which both creationists and evolutionists agree. Generally speaking, the two world views are light-years apart. But there is…

October 17, 2016

Were the Days Really Days?

Were the Days Really Days? by Eric Lyons, M.Min.   Evolution has become so popular in today’s world that even many religious people, including some members of the church, have accepted the teachings of Genesis 1 as “partial” truth. A…

January 15, 2016

Without Form and Void

In regards to Genesis 1:2, some theistic evolutionists state that the phrase “the earth was without form and void” refers to a ruinous, chaotic heap, formed ages ago. The basis for this view rests on two words, “Tohu” and “Bohu”,…

May 20, 2015