Review by Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
Review Published April 2006
This is one of the few questions on which old earth creationists and young earth creationists agree. I agree with Morris that we cannot ever fully answer this question. We can say that we were created to give God glory. No, we are not mindless slaves created to honor him. We have a choice, a "free will" to choose if we want to be with Him. I choose to accept the eternal life in heaven with him, others do not.
As is Morris' nature, he must tie this somehow to the creation debate, and ruin a perfectly good question! In the final paragraph, he says "He would not have used billions of years to create in His image, and He certainly would not have used death, pain, extinction, and survival of the fittest. These are the results of sin..." Why not?
Morris, and all other young earth creationists, have not provided one shred of evidence against an old earth interpretation. You can believe in an old earth, an inerrant Bible, and be a Christian. What Morris views as contrary to the Bible is not...it is merely another interpretation of the same inerrant Bible. It is only contrary to the "young earth" interpretation. Both rely upon the same inerrant Word of God.
If you are not a Christian, and you have been holding out on making a decision for Christ because the Church always preached a message that was contrary to what you saw in the scientific world, then rest assured that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and you can believe in Christ and receive salvation, while still believing in an old earth. Click here for more.
Are you a Christian who believes in young earth creationism? Now that we have shown the many difficulties of the young earth creation science model in this and many other articles, how does this impact your Christian life? If you are a young earth creationism believer, click here.
Section 1 - Biblical Issues
Q6 - Why Did God Create
Section 2 - Biology (15 Questions)
Section 3 - Creation Questions (8 Questions)
Section 5 - Physical Science (10 Questions)
Section 6 - Impact on Society (20 Questions)
Section 7 - Personal Application (11 Questions)
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