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I'm Amish -- sort of.* You are correct that there is a lot of variation within the Amish tradition (and even more if you include Mennonites, another branch of the Anabaptist heritage), so I can't speak for all. However, I think I'd be fairly safe to say that many, if not most, of us believe generally in a young earth and a literal six-day creation. ...


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You appear to be slightly misunderstanding Zacharias's argument. Here are his four options: No world Amoral world (no such thing as good and evil) Constrained world (no possibility of choosing evil) Free world (possibility of choosing evil) Out of these options, he says that the fourth option, the actual Creation, is the only one in which love is ...


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First of all, the dispute has definitely been around for a long time. Here is a link defending an allegorical day interpretation. It references Origen (not a saint) and St. Augustine: http://biologos.org/common-questions/biblical-interpretation/early-interpretations-of-genesis St. Augustine specifically makes the point that there was no sun or earth on the ...


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Yes of course, why not? For example -- it is my belief that from the instant of the big bang to the present moment all actions and series of events are deterministically linked together. The collection of quarks into matter and the evolution of that matter into complex life is simply a playing out of initial conditions established by Divinity. I fail to ...



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