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The Sectarian Origins of Young Earth Creationism

Joshua M. Moritz, PhD, is Lecturer of Philosophical Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco, and Managing Editor of the journal Theology and Science.

He has graciously granted us permission to share this with you. In this lecture he shares about the history of science and faith and when and where the young earth doctrines developed. It might surprise you.

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Comment by MoGrace2u on July 8, 2012 at 3:23pm

What I have learned from this lecture is that there were no learned geologists until some man took a shovel to the earth and began to formulate his own theory about what his discoveries might mean.  Then other men joined in those efforts and began recording their own theories until such time as they began to impose their views upon the scriptures themselves.  

On the other hand Genesis is revelation received by Moses a prophet ordained of God who made no such impositions in his account whatsoever.  In fact he records a day as being one evening and morning - whenever that might have taken place; he calls it 'the beginning'.  

Whatever influence Ellen G. White's so called visions might have added to the mix, one thing is sure - she doesn't trump what Moses wrote! 

So I think I will wait to change my mind when some group of men have actually tunneled their way into the center of the earth instead of the few miles they have managed so far...for only if they find more of these strata layers with ancient life forms incased in them, can any of their theories have more weight than scripture.  I have my doubts that will ever happen, unless of course God wills!

Comment by John on July 9, 2012 at 2:56pm


What I'm getting from your comment is that your willing to put your views of science in the hands of yours and others uninspired interpretation of the scriptures.

I think I'll stick to scientist when it comes to science. 


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