Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is David. We’ve written about two of his letters before — most recently: #724: Arizona Young-Earther. Yes — he’s writing about the same topic again. Excerpts from his new letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
[An earlier letter-writer] stated in a letter that, “Nowhere does the Bible declare that we live on a young earth…” My response to this is: 1) When you add up the genealogies in the Bible, you come to 4,004 BC; 2) Jesus says in Mt. 19:4 & Mk. 10:6 that “From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female”, so if the creation of Adam & Eve was at the beginning, and the genealogies date Adam & Eve back to 4004 B.C., then to believe that our world is old is to say that Jesus and the Bible are wrong.
Gasp — no one wants to say that! Then David declares:
Because of the brainwashing that goes on in the government schools, telling kids that they came from pond scum and that the world is billions of years old, as if it were a fact, it has become the dominant worldview for the last 50 years, but the public schools are misleading our kids as this is far from a fact.
Egad — government brainwashing! How horrible! After that he tells us:
About 95 percent of the science of dating the earth indicates that the earth is less than 100,000 years old, so why is none of that science found in the textbooks? The answer is because it goes against the dominant world view, and would embarrass those that hold to it.
Wowie — 95 percent of the geological evidence shows the Earth is less than 100K years old! That’s amazing! David continues:
[The earlier letter-writer] wants us to believe in the gap theory – one of several theories that try to insert long ages of time into the Bible to accommodate the modern cultural worldview. The problem with this is that it goes against the clear reading of the text and its interpretation by the church since its founding. It also goes against the rules of Hebraic grammar, which says that the word for day, “yom,” must mean a literal 24-hour day when used with a number or the words “evening and morning.”
Verily, there’s no room for doubt. Let’s read on:
The Genesis account uses both of these, counting each day of creation and ending each day with, “and there was evening and morning, the 1st day”, etc.
Nothing could be more clear. And now we come to the end:
I think that God knew that Satan would use this issue to derail the faith of many much later in the life of the church, so God made sure that He was as clear as possible in the wording of the creation account, but people that feel pressured by their secular worldview force it to say what they want it to say, even though it will not.
Don’t listen to the devil, dear reader. You know where that will lead you.
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