Kristopher S. Pierce: A middle ground for believers

February 9, 2014 

I’m sure there are those who were looking for something akin to a Scopes Trial 2.0 in the recent Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate. From the reports I’ve read, it wasn’t quite that dramatic. But it did sell a lot of tickets, and it was trending on Facebook. It seems to have generated quite a bit of discussion about the most important question any of us can ask: Are we the result of an undirected, meaningless and purposeless universe, or are we the result of a directed, meaningful and purposeful creation by an all-powerful and loving God?

That’s a good thing, but what about those who were not represented in this debate? Not all creationists believe the world is only 6,000 years old and that humans and dinosaurs coexisted. Old-earth creationists (myself included) believe in the inerrancy and infallibility of scripture, and also believe that we can gain real insights about our world from God’s other “book” of revelation – nature. Unfortunately, the media doesn’t seem as interested in reporting on Bible-believing scholars and scientists who simultaneously affirm the value of modern science and repudiate the religion of philosophical naturalism.

KRISTOPHER S. PIERCE

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