In a post yet to show up here I critique Norman Geisler’s and Bruce Waltke’s use of Galileo’s little catchphrase, “The Bible tells us how to go to heaven. Science tells us how the heavens go.”
I appreciate quite a lot of Norman Geisler’s work. I am not a big fan of his four-volume Systematic Theology, although I do recommend Volume Four. And while I can’t get on board with his classical apologetics views, he has provided good arguments for many questions about the Bible and Christianity. His stance against the definite erosion of Inerrancy is Evangelicalism is greatly welcome.
However, His Old-Earth views are just not reconcilable with a version of inerrancy which I can accept. You cannot point your finger at one group of Evangelicals and say they are making the word “inerrant” too malleable, and at the same time hold to a teaching which demands similar pliancy.
Anyway, I think Jason Lisle has done a terrific job of answering Dr. Geisler at his blog. See what you think: http://www.jasonlisle.com/2015/01/29/answering-dr-norman-geislers-comments-on-genesis/
Thx to Alf Cengia