Tough Questions Answered

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Does Genesis 2 Contradict Genesis 1?

| October 11, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt A common misunderstanding of the Book of Genesis is how chapters 1 and 2 are related.  Specifically, chapter 1 claims that land animals were created before Adam (see Gen. 1:24-26), but chapter 2 seems to claim that Adam was created before land animals (see Gen. 2:19).  Is it possible that these […]

How Old Do You Think the Earth Is?

| July 27, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt I consider the age of the earth to be a secondary issue among Christians (not something to divide over), but I am curious about what the readers of this blog think about it.  If you have not answered the poll question on the home page of Tough Questions Answered, please drop […]

Americans are Skeptical of Darwinian Evolution

| July 6, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Poll results like these demonstrate the failure of proponents of Darwinian evolution to provide persuasive scientific evidence for their viewpoint.  Worse than that, the attempt to squash the intelligent design movement is seemingly back-firing.  Americans overwhelmingly support academic freedom on the issue of the origins and development of life. It is time […]

Was There Death Before Adam?

| June 4, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  One of the most popular arguments from young earth creationists (YEC’s) that the “days” of Genesis must be 24-hour days is that if the “days” represent long periods of time (millions or billions of years), then there must have been animal death before the Fall of Adam and Eve.  According to […]

Are Scientists Persuaded by Evidence for a Young Earth?

| March 26, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Young earth creation organizations have written many books and published numerous articles over the years presenting scientific evidence to prove that the earth is young (6,000 – 10,000 years old).  Several years ago, when I read these books and articles, I found many of them to be convincing. But, I wanted to […]

What is the Meaning of the Word “Day” in Genesis? Part 5

| March 21, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In this series of posts, we are looking at the meaning of the Hebrew word yom as it is used in the first chapter of Genesis.  Does yom refer to a 24-hour day or to a long period of time? Today we will review two final arguments from young earth creationists […]

What is the Meaning of the Word “Day” in Genesis? Part 4

| March 19, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt In this series of posts, we are looking at the meaning of the Hebrew word yom as it is used in the first chapter of Genesis.  Does yom refer to a 24-hour day or to a long period of time? Today we will review two more arguments that young earth creationists […]

What is the Meaning of the Word “Day” in Genesis? Part 3

| March 16, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Today we continue looking at arguments for a 24-hour view of the “days” in Genesis and arguments for a longer period of time.  Again, we will be using Norm Geisler’s treatment of the issue. A seemingly persuasive argument for the 24-hour view is the comparison in Exodus 20:11 of the six-day […]

What is the Meaning of the Word “Day” in Genesis? Part 2

| March 15, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt In the first post in this series, we introduced the topic of “days” in Genesis, but there are more arguments that need to be fleshed out.  We will continue using Norman Geisler’s treatment of this subject in his second volume of systematic theology. Young-earth creationists point out that when numbered series are […]

My Views On the Age of the Earth

| March 12, 2009

Over the past several years, I have moved from believing in a young earth (6,000-10,000 years) to an older earth (4.5 billion years).  I wouldn’t say that I’m totally convinced, but I do think that the biblical and scientific evidence is much stronger for an old earth.  This position, unfortunately, alienates me from some of my […]

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