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Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther

August 23, 2015 by


This article was also published at SBC Voices by Ken Hamrick Recently, I came across a paper in the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry, written by Dr. Kenneth Keathley in 2013, entitled, “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther.”[1] The piece is well done and gives an informative summary of the various arguments and supposed problems of the […]

Shedding Light on the Length of Pre-Sun Creation Days: A Text-Based Approach

February 6, 2015 by


by Ken Hamrick In the ongoing debate over the Genesis creation account, one supposed problem that seems particularly troublesome for many is the question of the length of a day prior to the creation of the sun (on Day 4). Since the sun is the means by which a day is usually measured, then it […]

Old-Earth Compromisers: Preconceived Skepticism Shrouded in ‘Open-Mindedness’

January 30, 2015 by


by Ken Hamrick Old-Earth Creationists, who accept the evidence-based claims that the earth is billions of years old, ought to honestly acknowledge that their view does not rest on natural evidence, but upon their own prior skeptical denial of creation by divine fiat (or, command). It is dishonest to put forth such a view as […]

2014 Most Notable News: Creation Is a Hot Topic | The Institute for Creation Research

January 15, 2015 by


by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Every generation of believers must settle for itself the core questions of ultimate origins. Where did everything come from? Can God’s account of beginnings in Genesis be trusted as actually history? The year 2014 illustrated that this generation is still interested in answers. If nothing else, recent events make it […]

The Only Intelligible Explanation for the Incarnation: A. T. Robertson on the Virgin Birth of Christ |

December 9, 2014 by


The Christmas season comes each year with the expected flurry of media attention to the biblical accounts of Christ’s conception and birth. The general thrust of the secular media is often incredulity toward the fact that so many people still believe the Bible’s accounts to be true. This year, the Pew Research Center released a […]

What’s So Important About Christ’s Virgin Birth? | Grace to You

December 8, 2014 by


by John MacArthur We cannot expect the world to accept the fact of Christ’s virgin birth. As with all essential doctrines of the Christian faith, sinful humanity resists embracing the truth of His unique birth. Tragically though, it’s no longer just the unbelieving world that fails to accept the biblical account of Christ’s parentage. The […]

Growing Modernization Resulting in Religious Decline Proved Spectacularly Wrong? | DownshoreDrift

November 19, 2014 by


I was doing some research a while back and I ran across this perspective by Bill Bishop in The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart. The promise that religion would fall victim to modernization “has been regarded as THE master model of sociological inquiry,” one of the “key historical […]

Let Scripture Speak for Itself

November 12, 2014 by


by Ken Hamrick When it comes to understanding the Bible, the intended meaning of the author ought to be held in such importance that the text is allowed to speak for itself—with every effort made to not read into the text ideas that were not intended—and to get our clues as to what was intended […]

Beware the Yeast of the Pharisees | DownshoreDrift

October 30, 2014 by


Matthew 16 reveals another of Jesus’s encounters with the Pharisees and Sadducees. This has become a running battle with those who are looking for some way to frame Jesus and to remove him from the scene in Israel. This time, immediately following Jesus’s miracle of feeding the four thousand with the loaves and fishes, they […]