Father of Modern Creationism Teamed with Tim LaHaye, Prophecy Guru
December 10, 2009
Please note the date of Morris' work with Tim LaHaye; they were united in their efforts from 1970:
"Supporters and foes alike regarded Dr. Morris as the 'father of modern
creation science' or sometimes, more waggishly, as the 'Darwin of the
"In 1970, Dr. Morris moved to San Diego, where he was a co-founder of
Christian Heritage College with Tim LaHaye, a co-author of the
apocalyptic 'Left Behind' series of novels."
-The Washington Post
Why would these popular writers find it productive to join their efforts? Did they believe their theological perspectives were mutually complementary? Does dispensational premillenialism set the foundation for the young-earth creationist movement? Is dispensational premillenialism the natural conclusion of young-earth creationism movement?
If dispensational premillenialism is false, then what about young-earth creationism?
San Diego Christian College was founded in
1970 as Christian Heritage College by Drs. Tim LaHaye, Art Peters, and
Henry Morris, who desired to equip students through an education that
trains both mind and heart. The first degrees were awarded in 1973.
Soon after, the college moved campuses and now shares a 32 acre complex
with Shadow Mountain Community Church.