Saturday, August 7, 2010

Creation And Change: Genesis 1:1-2:4 in the Light of Changing Scientific Paradigms by Douglas Kelly

I admit it - for years I have not taken a literal approach to the idea that the world was created in six twenty-four hour periods.  Maybe it was my public school years or maybe something else.  Do I believe that God created the world and everything in it according to a specific plan?  Absolutely and I have never wavered from that idea.

Over the years I have asked several people about their belief in a literal six-day creation, and every one of them accepts it by faith alone and not through any proof whatsoever.  This has not caused me to change my thinking at all.  Last year I took a systematic theology course taught by Dr. Kelly.  He is passionate about a literal interpretation, but he is different from anyone else I have known.  He explains through the use of science and biblical details how the earth was created so rapidly.  This is his book on the subject which is downright fascinating.  Whether you are a "young earth" supporter or an "old earth" proponent, you will get a lot out of this book.  If you are defending a literal interpretation, it will give you reasoning beyond "well that's what I believe."  If you believe that creation is millions of years old, then this book will give you some new perspective and reasons to reconsider your point of view.  I am not saying whether Dr. Kelly is right or wrong, only that this book provides some insight into the debate which is logical and I had never seen presented before.

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