Quick Thoughts On the Creation Debate
I’m getting requests to weigh in on the Nye-Ham creation debate, especially because it took place just down the road. It’s not that I am trying to ignore it; I just honestly don’t know what to add to the countless blog posts that have already been written.
I am a trained theologian not a scientists so I certainly can’t speak to the sciences. It drives me crazy when men like Richard Dawkins posture themselves as theologians, so I don’t want to do the same and insult scientists by acting like an expert in their field. All I remember from my science classes is how to improperly use a bunsen burner.
With that said, the lie of scientism is that this is exclusively an issue of science, and it most certainly is not. The question of the origins of existence and life go way beyond what is testable in a lab, and most certainly include theological questions.
But theologically speaking, I’m not sure I have much to add either.
The PCA has a position paper on the issue, but it is very thorough and extensive. If you want to read it you can find it here
Basically what came of it were four views that are acceptable to hold as an ordained minister in the PCA. If you want a quick summary of those views you can find it here
There are men and women I deeply respect in each of these four “camps,” and in some ways I sympathize with parts of all four and see deficiencies with all four. All that to say, I don’t know. I guess I’m a lot like Sproul on this issue.
Those are my thoughts. Glory to God, the Creator and Sustainer of all that exists. How He did it and does it is beyond my comprehension, and I’m okay with that.