Thursday, July 23, 2015

Why I am committed to a young universe/Earth

 In a nutshell, my journey from Old to Young Creationism really was shaped by the realization that my first loyalty in terms of epistemology (how I know what I know) was to the Scriptures and that I was bringing the scientific consensus, which is dominated by material naturalism, to my understanding of origins and the observable universe.

I went through many twists and turns to reconcile the Bible to the consensus before I realized that material naturalism has no way to account for a supra-natural, immaterial God acting on His Creation and that it is not His requirement to fit everything we observe into a tidy naturalistic framework. His normative will is that the universe act within the laws He has established, but He is in no way bound to act within them, according to His good pleasure. 

That made me more and more begin to question my presuppositions and areas that I was capitulating. It was through this self-discovery and criticism that I began to "take every thought captive" and shift my framework from OEC to YEC.

That being said, I have to give a shout out to Dr Jonathan D. Sarfati - he has been a huge influence on my thinking, as well as the ministry of Ken Ham.

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