By Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
This question was published in Dr. John's Q&A by John Morris in February 1999. This one has a simple, logical answer. No, it cannot. If science proved the Bible, we would have no need of faith.
Morris agrees to a point. He says in a strict scientific sense it cannot. He says that the Bible "doesn't need to be proven, it just needs to be believed and obeyed." (Young earth implied).
Interestingly, he says that other systems, like "naturalistic evolution" will not be as good as the Bible. By narrowing it to naturalistic, he is allying himself with theistic evolutionists, who accept the Bible. He is tipping his hat to theistic evolution, in recognition of their position as a valid Christian belief system, although we all know that he would not agree with them. At least it appears that he recognizes them as fellow Christians.
Dr. John's Q&A #122, published on the web at http://www.icr.org/index.php?module=articles&action=view&ID=1192
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