Lecture7 - The Fact of Creation by God Lecture 7: The Works...

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Lecture 7: The Works of God Creation Providence Decree Dispensations The Fact of Creation by God ¼³·¹Ä·¹ÄµÅÅÆ´³¿¸¹¿µ¹½¶À·¹Ä¿Ç¸ºÆ³·¿·¹Ä¶À´ ȹ·É´³¿´·¹¶¸´Ê·¿¶´¹Ç´Ë Ì ´Ê·¿¶´¹Ç´¸¾¶À´Á¸³Å½µ¹½¾¸³ÀȺµ¹´Ê·¿¶´¹Ç´ ·¶·¿¶À´µÇ¶·É·¶»¸¾Ç³´µ¶·¸¹ ¶Àµ¶´¿¶µ¼Å·¿À´¿¸È³ ½´´Æ´¿¶µ¹½º¸¿¶´¿¿´¹¶·µÅ³´Åµ¶·¸¹ ¶¸Ã¸½!µ¿ ²³´µ¶¸³µ¹½¶ÀÈ¿"¸³½Ë#À´½¸Ç¶³·¹´¸¾Ã¸½µ¿ ²³´µ¶¸³ ¶À´¹ ·¿Æ´³ÀµÆ¿¶À´º¸¿¶¼µ¿·Ç Ǹ¹Ç´Æ¶·¸¹ ¸¾Ã¸½¶Àµ¶Á´Â¹¸ÁË Ì ¾³¸º ø½Ë Ì The Method of Creation by God • Naturalistic Evolution – Basic principle is change. – Change can only have a naturalistic explanation. – Change occurs in a closed system (uniformitarian). – Although some evolution does occur in our world, this view is unacceptable for those who hold to the biblical account of supernatural creation. He is not your ancestor! The Method of Creation by God – Large-scale evolution occurs just as scientists claim, through entirely natural processes . – God is the one who gifted the creation with its potential to evolve. – This is a controversial view, but is held by some evangelical scientists. Divine Potential to Evolve • Theistic Evolution The Method of Creation by God – Is a version of the “day-age” theory. The literal meaning of day can include long eons. – God’s creative process occurred over a long time: life evolved, but at times God specially intervened. – Adam was specially created by God, and is not a hominid! – Many conservative scholars hold this view. “Old” Universe (17 bil. yrs) “Old” Earth (4.6 bil yrs) Special Creation of Man (10-35K yrs) • Progressive Creationism The Method of Creation by God – Suggests a long period of time between “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” and “The earth was formless and void…” – Creation week is a re- creation. – Is a conservative view, but is
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