In our present age, given the advancement of the sciences and a host of other factors – the idea of God’s special creation of the earth has grown into more and more disrepute. Especially the concept of a literal 7-24 hour day creation.
In the process, anyone who does not hold to an ancient universe and earth, is judged to be intellectually bankrupt. The empirical evidence seems to be so overwhelming that abandonment of a young earth model is urged from every quarter. This, both from inside and outside of the Church.
My purpose in sending out this particular link, is not in fact to argue for a specific point of view. It is merely to get you to think. And to see the different levels such a question as the age of the earth needs to be addressed on. It is to expose you to deep thinking on a subject like this, from a Biblical worldview that takes into account the broader range of issues, and does so in an intellectually vigorous way.
The link is to an address given by Dr. Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville Kentucky. It was delivered at the 2010 Ligonier Conference. It will no doubt challenge many to re-think this topic in a much more thorough way, whether you agree with his particular stand or not.
I highly commend it to you. Enjoy! And THNK!