Tough Questions Answered

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What Is the Age of the Earth?

| May 19, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There is much debate among Christians about whether the universe was created in six literal days about 10,000 years ago, or whether the universe came into existence about 13.5 billion years ago, and the earth about 4.5 billion years ago, through the creative acts of God. Who is right? We just […]

Update on Well-Known Young Earth Creationist – Post #10 of 2009

| December 14, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt GeoChristian posted an update on Kent Hovind (Dr. Dino), a well-known young earth creationist who is serving jail time for tax evasion.  I once saw Hovind on the John Ankerberg Show and thought he was extremely rude to Hugh Ross, whom he was debating.  If you are interested in Hovind and what […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does a 4.5 Billion Year Old Earth Prove Evolution is True?

| March 22, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt No, even though I often hear Christians talk as if it does.  Many believe that if you interpret the “days” in Genesis to be long periods of time and you accept the current scientific consensus that the earth is about 4.5 billion years old, then you are “siding” with evolution. The […]

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 […]

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