"Christians who like serious writing that most of us without Ph.D.s can
grasp should investigate this labor of love by Timothy P. Martin, an
elder in a Reformational church in Montana, and Jeffrey L. Vaughn, a
Christian who also is a scientist.
The title gives it away: Martin and Vaughn are convinced young-earth
creationism is in error. But—and this is significant—they go to great
pains to communicate why not all old-earth creationists are telling the
biblical story right, either. They want you to weigh the Bible on its
own terms. The only fair-minded way to do that is to take a careful
examination of the comparative uses of biblical language.
Martin and Vaughn imply intelligent design is promising, and they
reject “atheistic evolution.” They do not do the best job possible of
distinguishing between evolution, as defined by many people who are
devout Christians, and atheistic evolution.
What they do right, however, is provide a comprehensive theological
defense of why it is both incorrect and harmful to Christian
credibility to inappropriately apply global phrases to planet Earth.
They build their case that Christian theology will come to grips with
the divisive issues of the age of the earth and the riddles of Bible
prophecy together, not apart. The same rules of language demand the
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