Category: Creation/Evolution

Six Days: The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church

 The issue of origins and how to interpret the message of Genesis is for some low on their theological radar and for others a source of great concern. The question of whether how one views the issue of origins being important for their overall understanding of Scripture and the theological truths subsumed therein, whether it impacts the authority of Scripture, or whether it bears any importance at all continues to be the subject of much debate. Ken Ham, in his latest book Six Days: The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church asserts there is a...

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Book Review – Mapping the Origins Debate

One constant issue addressed within the scientific and philosophical communities has been the subject of origins. How did we get here? When did we get here? Why are we here? From the man on the street to the published scholar, mankind has been trying to answer these questions and more as it pertains to the origins of life. When it comes to answering these questions you will not doubt find a myriad of answers even within the same belief systems such as atheism and theism. The task of sifting through all of the data and answers can be overwhelming and indeed it is. While there are many books on the subject of origins it is hard for the average reader to take the time to read them all, let alone understand what they are reading. What would be most beneficial is to have a book that lays each view side by side objectively as possible. With this goal in mind Gerald Rau has written Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything by IVP. Rau has degrees in science and theology, was a teacher at Wheaton College and is the founder and chief editor at Professional English International, Inc. in Taiwan where he currently works. Rau has produced a book that is aimed at high school and college age students but can be beneficial for adults as well....

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