Saturday, March 27, 2010

Theistic Evolution Pushed by OT Seminary Profs

RTS professor of OT speaks out about how the Church should be accepting of evolution:

In addition, at Wheaton University, Professor of OT Studies, John Walton, recently published this book The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate Dr. Vern Poythress of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia criticized it roundly in a World Magazine book review, after which several additional OT profs come out in support of Walton's re-interpretation (Scot McKnight, Peter Enns, Dr. James Collins).

I think this trend is sad, but telling. Postmodernism has infected the thinking of more than just the secular universities, and I very much appreciate the headship of the elders of our churches who are wise to these whims and are guarding the flock against it. I was hopeful that the anti-modernism strand of post-modernism might win out against materialism as the overarching philosophy we would see develop, but instead, the culture seems to be moving more toward hyper-materialism in the areas of science.

As a much less informed sheep than all of these scholars, I have to admit that no textual critic could convince me that there is not an all-powerful and loving Creator behind the origin of our life. Just look at the operation of a so-called "simple" cell (there's nothing simple about it):

Charles Darwin revolutionized biology, but did he refute intelligent design? from harperone on Vimeo.

Here's my simplistic way of interpreting Genesis 1:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

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