Review by Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
First Published 28 August 2005
Sheffield gives a final admonition to accept the Word of God literally. As a literal, progressive creationist, I have no problems doing so. Yes, there is a threat to the Bible today from liberal pastors and theologians, who pick and choose what they want from the Bible, and call the rest fairy tales. We must guard against them, and defend the Scriptures as the true, literal, infallible Word of God.
Overall, Sheffield has given no data to support young earth creationism. When he gives creation science statements, they are not backed up by facts, and the reader is expected to accept it blindly. Interestingly, he never argues against progressive creationists, nor even mentions Dr. Hugh Ross, the most prominent progressive creationist. It could be that he recognizes PCs as valid, inerrant Bible believers...but I doubt this is the case. This shows you the author's preparation for this book...he did not even confront the most widespread of old earth beliefs. Can you really trust him, when he hasn't even researched all the facets of creationism?
Yes, you can believe in an old earth, and an inerrant Word. This book gives no valid reasons why you cannot. Keep up the faith, and God Bless!
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