Friday, May 15, 2009

Age and History

In the May 2009 issue of Forward in Christ, (offline, sorry), they have an article entitled "Life Without Guidance: Life with God's Guidance," which argues, in part,

"We should note that it is impossible to create anything without the appearance of a virtual history. For example, Adam and Eve ate fruit from trees that never grew, never flowered, were never fertilized, and never developed their fruit in real time."

They are confusing apparent age with apparent history. It's the difference between creating Adam as a fully grown man (he has the appearance of being old) and creating him with a full set of baby pictures (he has the appearance of a history). The fossil record has the appearance of history--of lives lived and died, so the "it was created that way" argument borders on divine deception.

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