This accessible volume evenly addresses the issues of modern science and the scriptural texts. The conservative evangelical authors are well-informed on contemporary scientific views of the universe and also carefully exegete the biblical texts that pertain to creation. They irenically consider the various angles of the debate and make constructive suggestions to reconcile science and the Bible. Those who are curious about the origins of life and the universe will want to read this book. Seminary students and serious college students will find this information critical, as an understanding of creation is vital to an effective apologetic in sharing the faith.
“When we speak of God’s, aseity we mean that God is complete within himself, dependent on nothing, and that creation adds nothing to him.” (Page 29)
“creation is a foundational doctrine of the Christian faith” (Page 17)
“None of the four views—young-earth creationism, old-earth creationism, evolutionary creationism, and intelligent design—are without serious problems. We, the authors, have differing opinions with one leaning to young-earth creationism (Rooker) and the other to old-earth creationism (Keathley).” (Page 23)
“Supernaturalism is the view that reality is greater than nature. God transcends” (Page 18)
“Fideism, by contrast, does not believe one’s presuppositions can be tested” (Page 20)