John Byl on “Grudem’s Old Earth Inconsistency”
I like reading John Byl’s material. He is a first rate Christian thinker in the “Bible and Science” debate in the presuppositional mold. He doesn’t post too often, but his writing is always interesting.
He has recently posted a piece on theologian Wayne Grudem’s rejection of evolution while accepting the “scientific evidence” undergirding so as to believe in Old Earth Creationism. This position, so popular among evangelical scholars, is, as Byl shows, inconsistent. Moreover, it violates the principle of the sufficiency of Scripture as well as grammatical-historical hermeneutics. If secular scientific dating methods are required to interpret the Creation narrative, the context which the Bible itself supplies must be supplemented by the “findings” of modern science. We think not. Here is the article: