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the belief that the earth is only a few thousands of years old, based typically on a literal interpretation of Genesis chapter 1.

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How do creationists explain the geologic column?

The geologic column and fossil record contained within has been used to support the theory of evolution. How do creationists explain it instead?
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Literal and historical interpretation of the Bible [closed]

What is the biblical bases for taking the bible literally when many who practiced the Jewish faith (from whence the Torah came) did not? In Judaism, the Midrash (Hebrew: מדרש‎; plural midrashim) ...
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Does Scripture mention whether it rained before the flood?

I've often heard it said that the flood of Noah was the first time that the earth experienced rain. This is the passage people use: Genesis 2:5-6 ESV When no bush of the field was yet in the land ...
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Stars in the sky [duplicate]

Would Adam and Eve have been able to see a starry sky during the night? The nearest star is four light-years away, meaning it takes four years for light to reach Earth. Thus, the night sky must have ...
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To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?

In my conversations with Young Earth Creationists (YECs), I have on occasion heard the argument that I must interpret Genesis literally, otherwise the entire gospel, culminating at salvation, ...
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Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?

I assume that the church for a majority of its existence has assumed a plain interpretation of Genesis. However it's easy to see the church of the last 50 years adopt a more figurative interpretation ...
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Do young earth creationists believe that God has a body?

Young earth creationists believe that the bible should be read literally. Adam and Eve hear God's footstep. That means God must have foot and his foot step emit sound waves. That means God has a ...
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What scientific arguments are there to support Young Earth Creationism as described in the Bible? [closed]

Young Earth Creationists believe that the Bible teaches them about a very young earth. What scientific arguments are there to support Young Earth Creationism?
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How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?

The history of science is full of cases where a new, sound scientific theory didn't catch on right away, and was ridiculed by the scientific community, sometimes for decades or centuries, before ...
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Where did the Young Earth Creationist doctrine originate?

I heard the other day that the literalist interpretation of biblical creation (A literal 7 day creation of the universe) isn't the classical historical interpretation that past Christians held. I was ...
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Why don't creationists teach a literal firmament anymore?

People don't seem to believe in the firmament as a literal barrier of water up in the sky that collapsed at Noah's flood. I want to say they don't believe in the firmament anymore, but I am doubtful ...
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How old is the earth? [duplicate]

Dr. Sarfati, who is with Creation Ministries International, says the earth is about 6,000 years old according to the Bible and the scientific evidence supports this age (see: How old is the earth?). ...
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Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge? [closed]

Please forgive me, I'm not Christian but I have wondered: Why do Christians seem to try to prove Noah's flood or a young earth? Considering the overwhelming evidence for human and geologic history ...
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What mainstream denominations (if any) hold a Young Earth Creationist view? [closed]

As the title asks, which mainstream denominations hold a YEC View?
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What is the evidence for the claim that Young Earth Creationism was the mainstream viewpoint in ancient times?

In my previous question, I asked about the origins of the modern Young Earth Creationism movement, especially in America. Originally, the question asked when the YEC belief (mainly with regards to a ...
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When and why did the modern Young Earth Creationism movement gain such a large following?

Flimzy, in his answer here points out that Historically, Jewish and Christian scholars have not considered the creation account to mean a 6 literal day creation. The earliest scholars to even ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists counter scientific evidence for an old earth? [closed]

How do Young Earth Creationists defend their beliefs against articles like this: 100 million year old spider eating a wasp 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs were still around, this spider ...
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Why do Young-Earth Creationists make such a big deal about the YEC view

For anyone who's unfamiliar with what the Young-Earth view, here's a starting point. I want to start out by saying that this question is not about whether or not the YEC view it true. It's not about ...
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According to the young-earth perspective, when were races created?

From Genesis, God created Adam and Eve. How come we have so many races on earth if we came from the same parent? Is it because people changed physically by adapting to various climates? Or races were ...
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Could Adam calculate the age of the earth using science?

I some times wonder when God made the garden, to beautify it, the trees for example must have been differing height and width.  Therefore, assuming a literal 7 day creation, if Adam were to cut a ...
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Theory of Evolution and Creation? [closed]

Although it is conclusive that Human evolution from a single celled organism is not true, evolution better known as mutation is. It can be traced historically and in current day. So could we say that ...
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Ancient nations in a young earth

How do "Biblical literalists" and other Young Earth Creationists account for the fact that some cultures have been continuously measuring the years for almost five millenia?
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Young Earth Creationists vs. Old Earth Creationists [closed]

There are two opposing sides with different arguments, YOung Earth Creationists and Old Earth Creationists. Could you please provide a summary of what is the most common scientific evidence that is ...
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Is the age of the earth in the Bible?

Early scientists thought that the age of the earth is proven by the genealogical tables in the book of Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John. Other than this observation, is there any reference to the direct ...
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Where did viruses come from, according to Young Earth Creationists?

Viruses are quite nasty germs. Whereas bacteria serve many useful purposes and we need them, I wonder what the purpose of viruses in God's creation could be. Does Young Earth Creationism address what ...
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What is the significance of Eve being created as a “helper fit for [Adam]?”

The Bible appears to indicate that there was a specific purpose in the creation of Eve, from Adam, to be a helper fit for him. It seems, then, that the design of Adam and Eve may be distinct, while ...
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What is the case for interpreting the Genesis creation account literally?

I think we can all agree that the entire Bible is not meant to be taken literally. Consider the Song of Solomon (what would his lover look like if we take it literally?) or the book of Revelation. ...
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How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?

I am not trying to be argumentative, this is an earnest question, as this question got me in huge trouble when I was growing up attending a southern baptist Christian middle school. This question (and ...
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What is Young-Earth Creationism?

What is Young-Earth Creationism, and the Biblical basis for it?