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As the title asks, which mainstream denominations hold a YEC View?

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I am not sure there are any but good question. For example I go to an Anglican church, believe YEC view, but as far as I know this is weakly discourage by various leaders in my denomination. So I suspect we are scattered everywhere without centralizing in any specific denomination. I could be wrong. Good question. –  Mike May 2 '13 at 4:39
Do the standards of this board frown upon incomplete answers-- "I know of three: X, Y, Z"? –  pterandon May 2 '13 at 11:15
@pterandon I believe not, seeing as how the answers to this question could change over time some answers could be wrong as of tomorrow. –  BigHomie May 2 '13 at 13:32
Many preachers believe in YEC but not all. Denominations are based upon doctrines mostly and views like YEC is a personal matter. –  Mawia May 2 '13 at 13:32
This is essentially a "list question" (or a straw poll question), which are pretty much frowned upon on all S.E. sites. meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1532/… –  David Stratton May 3 '13 at 0:06

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Typically, any congregation professing the YEC viewpoint are going to be non denominational. Though the name implies there is an unspecified disagreement among non denominational churches, the vast majority are biblical litetalists. This means they will naturally take the YEC view.

As Mawia pointed out in a comment, the date of the creation, and even the very process, is considered a matter of opinion in most denominations and not a doctrine.

Specifically, 7th day adventists are biblical literalists and therefore young earth creationists. They are the only denomination that I know of that explicitly holds that view.

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The Jehovah's Witnesses are related to the Seventh Day Adventist denomination, and may also officially profess YEC as a denomination. But I'm not certain. –  Bruce Alderman May 2 '13 at 16:23
@Bruce I thought about that as well, however, I don't know without research. On a different point, although adventists and jw's share many beliefs, they were founded independently, so I would not say they are related. –  fredsbend May 2 '13 at 17:45
@Bruce from most places I see, jw's take a kind of day age theory with some possible gap theory. –  fredsbend May 2 '13 at 18:08
I'm not so sure they were founded independently. Charles Taze Russell, founder of JW, was influenced by Adventist teachers. But that's interesting that the JWs would accept the day age theory or gap theory, given how flatly literally they take everything else. –  Bruce Alderman May 2 '13 at 19:24
@Bruce influenced by millerite adventists. As was eg white. Similar roots. I suppose you might say related then. I too thought it odd that jw take a non YEC view. –  fredsbend May 2 '13 at 21:02

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