IS SIX-DAY CREATION NAIVE FUNDAMENTALISM?

Of course, it pays to remember that Christian academic loathing of the six-day creation has nothing to do with fidelity to Scripture or to the Commands of Christ, or even with thoughtful consideration of science, reason and logic.

But, it does have everything to do with gaining the approval of secularists and powerful men.

Postmillennial Worldview

PMW 2020-069 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Many academic evangelicals decry Six-day Creation as naive fundamentalism. They reject it as beneath the dignity of serious exegetical theology. Of course, this is quite mistaken. For a compelling, sophisticated exegetical argument can be made in defense of this view.

As a Reformed Christian trained in exegetical theology, I do not tenaciously hold to an approach to Scripture more in keeping with a “naive fundamentalism.” Rather my view of creation continues an exegetical tradition with a well-argued, long-standing, traditional orthodoxy — an orthodoxy including many noteworthy biblical and exegetical scholars from the past and the present.

Though counting noses is not the way to argue a theological point, I do want to point to many world-class scholars who have held and continue to hold to Six-day Creation.

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