Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fixed Earth Christianity (modified)

Embarrassing.  A  Christian site that proclaims the earth doesn't move. Not much more can be added. I understand that some people, many of my acquaintances in fact, don't care about the science. They are comfortable with their yom = 24 hours YEC view, and not interested in hearing arguments to the contrary. I have no problem with that. Nor do I have a problem with someone who takes the next step, and says, as I have heard many times: I'm sure you're right about what science teaches, I just don't believe it. Fair enough. But my threshold is crossed when bad science (which is not science at all) is used to impugn good science, and done so with malice aforethought.

I think indifference to science is theologically wrong. We are told that we can learn something of God's attributes through general revelation, and we have the analogy:

Special Revelation : Theology :: General Revelation : Science

Indifference to science is wrong, but somewhat understandable. (As the analogy suggests, indifference to science is more or less the same error as indifference to doctrine.) Still, in the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal if someone doesn't want to reconcile his beliefs with science and takes the honest route of saying: "I don't care what science teaches." But what the fixed earth site and others like it do—well that's just plain 'ole lying for Jesus.

At the risk of upsetting some of my readers and fiends, the difference between the fixed earth site and AiG or the ICR is simply a matter of spit-polish and funding. Rather than admit the possibility that their private interpretation of Genesis might be wrong, they all prefer to make God into a god of confusion--one whose creation doesn't proclaim his glory, it proclaims his deceitfulness. How could it proclaim the glory of God, if the information it reveals cannot be trusted?


  1. Hmmm. But the earth is globe-like, rather than flat. I wonder why they didn't go all the way.

  2. Martin: I had the same thought.