Christians should believe six-day creation regardless of academic respectability
The more we care about honoring God, the less we will care about receiving honors from men. The more we care about being approved as a faithful workman of God, the less we will care whether others condemn or oppose us on their own puny authority (2 Tim. 2:15). Modern Christians are constantly exhorted to care. This is legitimate; indeed it is inescapable. But the problem is that we are told regularly to care about all the wrong things.
It is said among us, “If we continue to maintain that God created the world in six days, we will not be granted academic respectability.” To which we must reply, well, who cares? Why should we care that the guardians of the academy believe we are not intellectually respectable? They believe that the moose, the sperm whale and the meadowlark are all blood relatives. Why do we want their seal of approval? It is like asking Fidel Castro to comment on the economic viability of Microsoft.1
- Answering the “new atheists”: Interview with Doug Wilson, author of Letter from a Christian Citizen
- “The treason of the intellectuals” — R.C. Sproul
- Fidelity to God—J.P. Moreland
- Take Genesis 1 as written, rather than crave secular respectability—OT Professor Todd Beall
- Question the science, not the Bible—E.J. Young
- Creation Compromises: Framework Hypothesis, Gap Theory, Progressive Creation, Theistic Evolution
- ISCAST, CASE and New College: It’s time to return to the Word of God!
- Doug Wilson, Sanctified Apathy, Tabletalk, November 2002, pp. 60–61. Return to text.