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A (quick) Response to “7 Reasons Why We Should Not Accept Millions of Years” Here is my very quick view of things. First, I don’t think that the Bible teaches the age of the earth anywhere. It never sums the genealogies, nor does it teach about the age of the earth & universe. Nor is […]

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This post concludes my series on transgenders. I started off looking at how we should approach the terminology, then I looked at some basic science on intersexed conditions. I then tried to place this discussion into the context of the ancient world, and began to look at Biblical guidelines that should guide our thinking. In […]

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The Spirit, not the Bible

I saw this conversation on Facebook where the author, after arguing against the doctrine of inerrancy says: We so obnoxiously fight for inerrancy that we forget the Bible isn’t what Jesus promised us as His parting gift to us, to keep us in His stead; His Spirit was promised, “to remind us of all He […]

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Justin Taylor over at The Gospel Coalition posted some creation thoughts last week that cause quite the firestorm. I am late to the conversation, but I thought I’d add to it anyway. I think that some of the objections are off-base simply because they have misread what Justin was trying to do. So before I […]

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Analogical Day View – Summary

This is my last post on the analogical day view. There is a lot that is still unsaid, but I should wrap up sometime, and the time has come. This post just kind of summarizes what I’ve said so far. In dealing with an ancient text like Genesis, it is important to show some humility. […]

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I am continuing my presentation of the Analogical Day View. We have seen the many temple texts reflect creation. We have seen that many creation texts reflect the temple. We have even seen many connections in Genesis 1-2 specifically to the later tabernacle/temple. Someone could recognize all of these elements but wonder why the days […]

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Genesis 1-2 as a Temple Text

I am continuing my presentation of the Analogical Day View in this post by looking specifically at Genesis 1-2. We have seen that in the ANE in general & Israel specifically, the temples were seen as a kind of microcosm. If that is the case, then perhaps we would expect that the Jews also interpreted it […]

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The Temple / Creation Link

In my last post I argued that temples, both for the culture in general and Israel in particular, were viewed as a kind of microcosm – a miniature representation of creation.To further strengthen that observation, I’d like to explore two more angles: First, I’d like to briefly consider how the Jews themselves interpreted many of […]

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Temples as Microcosms

Review I have been posting a number of thoughts that I find relevant to the debate on the right understanding of Genesis 1. So by way of review, in my first post I affirmed 1) my love and admiration for my young earth creationism (henceforth YEC) brothers, 2) my commitment to the grammatico-historical method of interpretation, 3) […]

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Not the Intended Use

I am committed to the inerrancy of Scripture. The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy states that, “Holy Scripture, being God’s own Word, written by men prepared and superintended by His Spirit, is of infallible divine authority in all matters upon which it touches.” In the affirmation and denial section, article 12, it further states: WE […]

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