Edited by Greg Neyman
Belief in a creation account that is millions of years long is a denial of the inerrancy of the Bible
Source: Numerous sources
Old earth creationism comes in many shapes and sizes. There are those who accept inerrancy, and there are those who do not. This argument is only valid against those who do not
The basic argument is that key teachings, such as a "day" not equaling a 24-hour day, and Noah's Flood not being global, are denied by old earth creationists. If we don't believe these, then we don't take the Bible literally, and its inerrancy is violated
Yom: It is no reason in the Hebrew that the word for day, "yom," cannot be interpreted as millions of years long. This interpretation has nothing to do with the inerrancy of the Scriptures. It only deals with the translation of a single word
The Flood: Noah's flood was universal in effect, but local in size. This presents no problems with a literal, inerrant translation of the Genesis story
Many committed Christians believe in an inerrant Bible, and an old earth
For more Reading:
Numeric Modifier? Where did the Hebrew rule for interpreting Yom as 24 hours when it is accompanied with a number come from? Dr. Hugh Ross explores this in his weekly radio broadcast (RealAudio)
If you are not a Christian, and you have been holding out on making a decision for Christ because the Church always preached a message that was contrary to what you saw in the scientific world, then rest assured that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and you can believe in Christ and receive salvation, while still believing in an old earth. Click here for more.
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