Why Biblical Creationism Is not a Second-Class Doctrine


Because the opening chapters of Genesis deal with creation, I am convinced that it is the foundation for the rest of the canon. As such, I am not convinced it is a secondary doctrine. I rejoiced today when I went to the Grace to You’s Blog and saw this post and video of Dr. MacArthur: “Creation: A Second-Class Doctrine?” The video is only five minutes long and I highly recommend that you take the time to listen to it. To listen to it, go here.

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The Deficiency of the “Framework Hypothesis”

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Over the past few days, I have been following with interest, as well as with some of my own brief interaction, a discussion of the framework hypothesis at Grace-to-You’s Blog. Over the years, I have appreciated the theological strengths of Grace to You with their commitment to biblical creationism, as I reflected with some blog posts that linked to their Pulpit Magazine back in the spring of 2008 (for my first post with a link, go here). Besides writing a book that I highly recommend in my biblical creation classes and seminars, The Battle for the Beginning, Dr. John MacArthur wrote a great foreword for our book Coming to Grips with Genesis. In any event, Grace to You continues their defense of biblical creation with a recent series of blog posts. Thanks to a friend that I have made through blogging, Fred Butler at Hip and Thigh, alerting me to the discussion of the framework, I was able to participate in some of the discussion. Along with some of the other discussions related to biblical creationism, take a few minutes to check out “The Fallacy of the ‘Framework Hypothesis.'”

A Concise Review of the Framework Interpretation


Today I uploaded a greatly abbreviated critique of the framework interpretation of the creation account.

A few days back, I did a brief post announcing that I had uploaded my two articles, from the 2005 & 2006 issues of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal, evaluating the framework. Together both articles are around 120 pages. In case you do not have the time to read these two articles, my chapter in Coming to Grips with Genesis is around 40 pages. However, I had a few friends who asked me to cut my critique down to a bare minimum, which I shortened to a 4-page article. To read this greatly abbreviated paper, go to “What about the Framework Interpretation?

My Two Critiques of the Framework Interpretation


Yesterday I uploaded to my website a two-part series evaluating the framework interpretation. I wrote both articles for the 2005 & 2006 issues of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal (to subscribe to the journal, go to this page).

Both of these articles laid the foundation for a chapter on the same subject that I wrote for Coming to Grips with Genesis (you can purchase this book by going to DBTS online store). If you are interested in reading the foundational articles for this chapter, you can download both articles from the following two links.

A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Account (Part 1 of 2)

A Critique of the Framework Interpretation of the Creation Account (Part 2 of 2)

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