Monday, October 3, 2011
This evening we listened to a few lectures given by Mike Riddle from Answers in Genesis. His talks were about apologetics and about addressing the most common challenges to the infallibility of God’s Word and to a literal 6 day Creation week. Mike Riddle has always been one of our favorite AiG speakers and he’s a lot of fun to listen to.
My brothers and I learned some new things about the Carbon 14 dating and how the evidence does not support the evolutionary theory, but actually dates the world to be less than 30,000 years old.
He also spoke about the gap theory and how Christians are willing to compromise their faith to squeeze their evolutionary ideas into the Bible. However, good Bible hermeneutics cannot allow for a “gap” of time between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2.
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Among other things we learned that the word “and” in verse 2 is “waw” in the Hebrew and is used to link immediate sequences of events.