1. MilitaryBrat2007

    Did God create sin? If not, then who did?

    All things come from somewhere, nothing comes from nowhere. All creation comes from God or it does not. If God is sovereign over all things, and created all things, then most certainly sin must have also been created. Objection to the creation of sin: "God simply ‘allowed’ sin into existence."...
  2. T

    John Gerstner on Creation: Pantheism?

    I have been listening to Dr. John Gerstner's lectures on systematic theology (called "Handout Theology") on Ligonier's website. Dr. Gerstner is one of my favorite people to listen to. Yesterday, I listened to his lecture on creation. It was one of the most bizarre things I've ever heard on the...
  3. TheDeepFryer

    Why did God breathe into Adam's 'nostrils'? Why not his mouth?

    I would love a theologically-informed answer to this question! It only occurred to me that I've never known why specifically God breathed into Adam's nostrils and not his mouth. Thanks!
  4. Bill Duncan

    Was Thornwell a Theistic Evolutionist?

    I recently heard a pastor say, while teaching on the WSC Q. 10, that Thornwell, Dabney, and most Southern Presbyterians were Theistic Evolutionists. Without going down the forbidden road that leads to issues of Slavery, can anyone direct me me to any of Thornwell's "Collected Writings" where I...
  5. N

    Hoeksema's rejection of ex nihilo

    I’m having difficulty determining whether Herman Hoeksema rejects the historical position of creation ex nihilo or whether he simply dislikes the specific term ”ex nihilo”. This is from his Reformed Dogmatics: Does anyone have thoughts on this?
  6. ChananBachiyr

    Creation Ordinances

    I was listening to a lesson on Covenant Theology this morning, Dr. Stephen Myers spoke of the CoW with Adam and also mentioned the creation ordinances, which was the first I had ever heard them referred to as such! Concerning the ordinances of procreation and marriage... how do they coincide...
  7. Tallifer

    Did God create everything as if was billions of years old?

    (If someone can direct me to some other threads which discuss this already, I would greatly appreciate it as an infrequent visitor to this forum.) I have often considered the Omphalos theory of divine creation worthy of consideration. ( Omphalos hypothesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )...
  8. G

    Young Earth vs Old Earth

    Was wondering how people that hold a old earth view get that view using the Bible. Would not a natural reading of Genesis bring a person to a young Earth view? If God created the Earth in 6 days, then you count back how many days through genealogies to Adam there are, does not this show the...
  9. jason d

    Podcast w/ Barcellos on "Better Than The Beginning: Creation In Biblical Perspective"

    On episode four of our podcast, we begin a two part interview with Richard Barcellos on his new book Better Than The Beginning: Creation In Biblical Perspective After that, we talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines and give you a preview of next week’s episode featuring part 2 of the...
  10. sastark

    Creationism: An In-House Discussion

    The audio from the Radio Show I was a guest on this weekend has been posted (see link at end of post). The topic was the Days of Creation. I and one other guest (Doug Hamp of Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa) defended the young-earth view, while the host of the show (Lindsay Brooks)...
  11. Cifrado

    Spiritual principles and the fall of man

    To what extent-I wonder-are the principles of nature, and the relationship between God and his people synonymous? Has the fall limited our ability to see the precise relation of creation, to the attribution to God? When we get to heaven, and creation is restored, I wonder if there will there be...
  12. sastark

    Answers in Genesis responds to Modern Reformation Magazine

    See the links here: The Ruling Elder: Modern Reformation's Piece on Non-6 Day Creation Answered
  13. Cifrado

    Gods creation and spiritual principles

    Everything that God has placed in creation is meant to show us a spiritual principle. Blind eyes are to show a blind heart. Marriage is intended to represent the everlasting covenant between God and His people. The universe itself is intended to show us the omnipotent, omniscient God behind all...
  14. Y

    Help me decipher this Francis Schaeffer chart: Man's Two Natures

    Hi Everyone, I am reading parts of Through His Eyes: God's Perspective on Women in the Bible, and I came across the following chart which makes no sense to me whatsoever in its presentation. Does anyone know what the author is trying to communicate by inserting this chart? How do you read...
  15. F

    No Evolution and No Heliocentric System - Some Help Needed

    Hey guys, In a discussion about the creation account with a friend, he proposed this question: So, he's wondering how I can say that evolution is not in the Bible, and say at the same time that the Bible doesn't teach heliocentrism. To be honest, I've not done much thinking on this area...
  16. BlackCalvinist

    Creation question.....

    Hey folks! Ran across an interesting view and wanted a little feedback on it. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3...
  17. Backwoods Presbyterian

    I Have Changed My Mind Concerning Creation

    Well Dr. Spear in class tonight at RPTS finally got me to really understand the pre-suppositions that are tied to a 6/24 reading of Genesis 1 and the difficulty of the gymnastic exegesis of other positions. I have given up the internal struggle and have submitted to a literal, 6-Day creation.
  18. LadyFlynt


    I'm being challenged elsewhere online on this subject. The subject started with WTS and Enns (I could use any help that won't be tossed out as "hearsay" on that issue as well). I'm being told two things: Calvin didn't believe in 6 day creation (according to what hubby has read in Calvin's...
  19. blhowes

    The Great Debate

    I started listening to The Great Debate, a debate among professing believers about the Genesis account of creation. Its a 10-part debate, the first four of which have been posted to "Answers in Genesis" so far. I've listened to the first two. It pretty interesting. So far, they've basically...