Pat Robertson: “Let’s be real, let’s not make a joke of ourselves.”

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Darrell Post's picture

This is one of those self-refuting headlines where you don't even need to read the story.

Mike Harding's picture

Mark Snoeberger recently published a journal article on this subject in the DBTS Theological Journal.   Very informative.  Whether the earth is 6,000 years' old or 10,000, the age of the earth biblically is in stark contrast with any evolutionary scheme.  One would have to adopt the day-age theory, frame-work theory, or gap-theory, etc. in order to incorporate an evolutionary time scale.  All those theories have been demonstrated to be exegetically flawed.

Pastor Mike Harding

Robert Byers's picture

O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion:
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,
An' ev'n devotion!

Easton's picture

That horse has left the barn, Dr. Robertson -- and you were the one that opened the barn door.

TylerR's picture

Editor

Robertson believes Creationism is based on Ussher:

​"There was a Bishop there in the . . . middle ages . . . 1800s . . .  somewhere around there . . ."

Here is another lovely quote:

"Anyone in the oil business knows, you drill down 2000 . . ., uh, 2 miles, 3 miles, something like that, you come into all these layers that were laid down by the dinosaurs!"

Robertson is a bad joke. Ham posted this comment about Robertson's ridiculous video:

Oh, that God would convict and open the eyes of Christian leaders and Christian college and seminary professors, so many of whom are as uninformed and deceived as Pat Robertson. God have mercy

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

dgszweda's picture

Mike Harding wrote:

Mark Snoeberger recently published a journal article on this subject in the DBTS Theological Journal.   Very informative.  Whether the earth is 6,000 years' old or 10,000, the age of the earth biblically is in stark contrast with any evolutionary scheme.  One would have to adopt the day-age theory, frame-work theory, or gap-theory, etc. in order to incorporate an evolutionary time scale.  All those theories have been demonstrated to be exegetically flawed.

This is a key point here.  I am a staunch YEC, but I don't necessarily hold to Usher's age.  We can't be dogmatic where the Bible is not dogmatic.  Geneologies were never meant to be 100% complete, nor were they meant to be markers for absolute age.  They were there to tell a story.  An excellent example is the coregency of the Kings and the overlapping of their reigns.  I believe the earth could be considerably older than 6,000 years and probably is, but the key is that the age that we believe is in stark contrast to the evolutionary scheme.  The real age was not meant for us to know, or it would have clearly been revealed in Special Revelation.

Andrew K.'s picture

Darrell Post wrote:

This is one of those self-refuting headlines where you don't even need to read the story.

It's a headline and a punchline in one. Smile

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