Earth’s Catastrophic Past?
I’m almost done with part six of my “Six bad answers from Answers in Genesis” series, in which I analyze Andrew Snelling’s Six main geologic evidences for the Genesis Flood. “Flood geology” as taught by organizations such as Answers in Genesis and the Intitute for Creation Research doesn’t work geologically, isn’t necessary Biblically, and serves as anti-apologetics rather than as a defense of the truthfulness of the Bible.
It turns out that Snelling has written a book (actually in two volumes) that the Institute for Creation Research is calling The Genesis Flood for the 21st century. The book is Earth’s Catastrophic Past: Geology, Creation & the Flood, which is not on Amazon.com yet, but is advertised in the October 2009 issue of the Institute for Creation Research magazine Acts & Facts.
Here is ICR’s description of the book:
New from the Institute for Creation Research, the longawaited update to The Genesis Flood. Written by researcher Andrew Snelling—one of the world’s leading geologists in the creation science movement—Earth’s Catastrophic Past provides up-to-date geological evidence that demonstrates the authority and accuracy of the biblical account of creation and the Flood.
With in-depth scholarly research and insight, topics covered in this two-volume set include:
• The Biblical Record of the Global Genesis Flood
• Non-Geological Arguments Used Against a Global Genesis Flood
• Noah, the Ark, and the Animals
• The Framework for a Scriptural Geology
• A Biblical Geologic Model of Earth History
I suspect Earth’s Catastophic Past will contain the same bad arguments as Snelling’s “Six main geological evidences” series. I’ll likely purchase a copy and groan as I read it.
A much better perspective on the relationship between geology and Christianity can be found in The Bible, Rocks, and Time, by Christian geologists Davis Young and Ralph Stearley.
HT: Todd’s Blog
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