Saturday, August 27, 2022

Pinnock: creationism a prerequisite

Saturday, August 27, 2022
    Feast of Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
    That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
    —Romans 10:9 (NIV)
    Christians have often been their own worst enemy in the way that they have invented problems for themselves that need not have arisen, not only causing themselves a good deal of anxiety but also deterring otherwise interested parties from looking into the truth further... Even today Christians are doing battle with the scientific establishment on behalf of what they call creationism as if the Christian faith depended on it. Surely it does not. The Bible does not date the creation of the human race, nor does it describe the methods employed in its formation. Whether it took millions of years or only a [few] is not part of Christian essentials. It only makes it harder for a person to consider the gospel seriously when such a concept is made a prerequisite to faith.
    ... Clark H. Pinnock (1937-2010), Reason Enough, Exeter: Paternoster, 1980, p. 109 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 10:9,17; Gen. 1:1; John 1:1-3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, correct my understanding.
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