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How are intersex people explained by Christianity?

Young Earth Creationists (and most other Christians really) teach that the entry of sin into the universe has many more consequences than just the moral corruption of people. The world is now in a ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

When you say that Someone made the claim that God's revelation is progressive, I’m assuming that you are referring to our conversation. Allow me to offer some thoughts on your statement of: That may ...
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Where do those who say Noah's flood was an actual event say the water went?

Creationists who believe the flood was a real global event say the water is still here, in the earth's oceans. The oceans are much deeper than the mountains of earth are high, and they cover a much ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists respond to the 'Last Thursdayism' objection?

IMHO, "last thursdayism" not only does not rebut the Creationist position, but strengthens it by illustrating the inability of science alone to make conclusive statements about history. ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists explain artifacts dated to 20,000 years ago or more?

As others noted, icr.org and answersingenesis.com have numerous articles on the subject. The argument is usually boiled down into the following points: 1) Accurate radioactive dating assumes that the ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

YEC is theologically harmful if people reject Christ just because they don't believe certain tenets of YEC such as the six 24-hour day of creation and the historicity of Adam. A corollary is when ...
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How do young earth creationists explain the evidence for ice ages?

Young-Earth Creationists tend to agree that the Ice Age(s*) occurred after the Great Flood, but they have a variety of proposed explanations that seek to reconcile the Biblical record and artifactual ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists respond to the 'Last Thursdayism' objection?

I'm not a Young Earth Creationist, but from the YEC perspective it is very straightforward to reject "last Thursdayism". YEC derives the age of the universe not from the light of distant ...
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How are intersex people explained by Christianity?

Some people are just born as eunuchs. Jesus off-handedly addresses this when discussing divorce and sexual abstinence. Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists account for the arising of millions of species after the flood?

I started to comment but I think I’ll turn it into an answer That is illogical. You cannot take the axioms/constants of one paradigm and use them to argue against another paradigm. By design they ...
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What do the Amish believe with respect to Creationism?

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 ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

tl/dr: The purpose of Genesis 1-9 is quite clear: to teach us where we came from, why our world is a mess, and why we need a savior. If you missed that part I suggest you go back and read it again :) ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

There are no theological problems with someone being a believer in Young Earth Creation. If someone chooses to believe that the Genesis account is literal, then they are not sinning. Many people ...
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LDS Church view: was the earth and all life on it created in six 24-hour days?

As mentioned in the comments the LDS church believes: Latter-day Saints have additional information that allows a third view—that each “day” of the Creation was of unspecified duration and that the ...
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What do YEC Protestants say about Göbekli Tepe being 12,000 years old?

Lita Cosner and Robert Carter (Creation.com) say: First, we find it rather curious that this site is being used as if it’s something that should be a big challenge to creationists because of the date....
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Comparison of Age of Earth according to Biblical theories

There's not really much to say here. There are really only a few of options: Those who think the Biblical texts are broadly historical and believe they indicate that both humanity and the earth have ...
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How do Young Earth Creationists account for radiometrical dates of more than 7000 years?

The literal answer is that YECs "account" for no such thing. They reject the accuracy of such dates, based on an alternate interpretation of the available evidence. However, that isn't very ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

why include elements that are factually wrong but appear to make no difference I wanted to provide a less controversial example of when Jesus does exactly this. Matthew 13:31-32, NIV translation: He ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

Although the pastoral concern would be paramount for me, since you want a theological problem with YEC, I would offer the following. We are commanded throughout the Scriptures to seek after wisdom. ...
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According to Genesis, did all land animals come before humans, or were some created after?

were all land animals that now exist [...] created at Genesis 1:25, or were there animals that were created after humans? First off, what does Scripture tell us? Genesis 1:25-26a, 2:1-2 25 God made ...
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Can time dilation be used to reconcile Young Earth Creationism and scientific evidence, regarding the age of the Earth?

Yes, time dilation has been used by creationists in proposed solutions to the distant starlight problem for quite some time already. The two main proponents are Russell Humphreys and John G. Hartnett. ...
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Which day of Creation Week were the stars created?

The text of Genesis 1, literally interpreted, clearly includes the stars in the list of things created on day 4, along with the sun and moon. Even older translations like the KJV include "stars&...
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Which church/denomination do most writers of GotQuestions, Creation Ministries International and Answers in Genesis belong to?

Kris has given you an excellent answer (+1) but I want to add to the information about Got Questions because I have been a writer for them since 2012. According to their mission statement, they are ...
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What is the purpose of Genesis 1-9 according to non-YEC Trinitarians?

Well I got a few different answers to your general question. I will note that your assumption about history is right. I myself am an old Earth Creationist and read a wonderful article from a Old ...
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How is young-earth creationism theologically harmful, according to those who do not adhere to it?

A belief in YEC, requires believing that physical observation and scientific discovery of the universe are lies that contradict the Biblical truth. Most logical and reasonable people will accept the ...
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How would young earth creationist explain Omicron Variants?

Obviously it's a new thing. Since your question hinges on the validity of this statement, it should suffice to address this. First off, YECs don't deny that humans are capable of meddling. There are ...
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According to Young Earth Creationists why would God create elements that decay if the creation was perfect?

There are several indications that radioactivity (which is basically an instability in matter itself) was not inherent in creation but was a judgment upon humanity after the rebellion of creation (...
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How do Christians holding some role of evolution defend against YEC that the many deaths required is adding blemish to God's character?

Augustine answers this question in The Literal Interpretation of Genesis book III chapter 25: Someone is going to say: 'Then why do beasts injure one another, though they neither have any sins, so ...
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When and why did the modern literal 6-Day creation theory become popular?

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....
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How do creationists address the similarity between Irreducible Complexity and God Of The Gaps?

Fair question. But your construction of the IC argument doesn't quite capture its essence. IC doesn't say "We don't know how it would work with only 9, therefore God." Rather, it says, "This complex ...
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