An Apologia for the 24-Hour Day View in the Creation Account (Part 3)

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On Friday, March 20, I began a three-part series at Sharper Iron defending the 24-hour day interpretation of the creation account. As I noted in my first part, because the tradition of Christian orthodoxy has a legacy of interpreting Genesis as a historic narrative, the prevailing interpretation of Genesis 1:1–2:3 has been that it is a record of God’s creative activity in six, consecutive, literal days followed by a literal seventh day of rest. The point of my first post was to provide a fourfold biblical justification for the 24-hour day interpretation of the creation account.

With my second post, I summarized four of the most prominent alternative views that have arisen largely as a result of the advent of modern geology and its claims about the (old) age of the earth.

With my third and final part that is posted today, I present three areas of weakness and a questionable presupposition that each view shares. To read this third post, go to “An Apologia for the 24-Hour Day View in the Creation Account (Part 3).”

Evolutionists, Atheists Admit Defeat in Texas

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Should students in public schools be encouraged to critically examine Charles Darwin’s evolutionary hypothesis? After months of debate, the Texas Board of Education affirmatively answered this question. According to their recent 13-2 decision, students should be encouraged to think critically about current scientific “theories.” While Christians should applaud this decision as upholding academic freedom, supporters of evolution are not quite as optimistic. According to Eugenie Scott, Executive Director of the pro-evolution lobbyist group National Center for Science Education, this decision is “a setback for science education in Texas, not a draw, not a victory.” To read more about this decision, check out “Evolutionists, Atheists Admit Defeat in Texas.”