Wanted: “I was a Young Earth Creationist” Stories

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I was raised a Young Earth Creationist.

Were you?

WANTED: Stories of people who lost or almost lost faith – and only came back because they realized…

There’s more than one way to read Genesis!

I’d love to feature your story here on my blog.

Post a short version in the comments below and if it’s a fit we’ll be in touch with you directly.

 

17 Responses

  1. Michael David says:

    I don’t believe in evolution, but the 6 day creation is written in parabolic imagery. So the 6 days are not virtual days. I just wish the scientist would just admit they don’t know because there is so much fraud by people that have faith in evolution. Still no missing link only proven frauds.
    This idea of mutation that leads to high and better life forms is not proven. Look at the mutations like the breading of a horse and ass and you get the sterile mule.
    We also have Creationist that have a problem too of just saying I don’t know, but not at the level the evolutionist.

  2. Leigh Felton says:

    You’re right, there is more than one way to read Genesis, just like there is more than one way to read any book in the Bible but only one way is true. God said He created the heaven and earth in the beginning in six days and He rested on the seventh. Seems pretty clear to me. Unless of course, He wants us to rest not one day but millions of years.

    • You’ll notice there is no “and there was evening and morning, a seventh day” – we are in the seventh day now.

      • David C. Moorman says:

        Why then would God implore people to remember the “Sabbath Day”?

        Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates: – Exodus 20:8-10 KJV

        Certainly the Lord is saying something here you either don’t grasp or simply, like most of all Christendom, wish to ignore.

        Work six days (yowm) and remember the seventh day (yowm).

      • David Moorman says:

        You’ll notice there are still seven days a week still observed by the entire world.

        Checkmate.

        • You’ll also notice that the namesake of each and every one of those days in English is in reference to a pagan god. Sunday: sun god’s day; Monday: moon god’s day; Tuesday: Tyr’s day; Wednesday: Wodin’s day; Thursday: Thor’s day; Friday: Freya’s day; Saturday: Saturn’s day.

          In any case, Exodus 20 assigns the weekly Holy Day on the 7th day to reflect that in the creation narrative God blessed the 7th day and called it Holy. This much is uncontroversial. But that doesn’t really inform us about whether or not the days in Genesis 1 are literal. The whole point is to live out a tangible reflection of the themes of the creation narrative.

          Ultimately, to determine if a part of Scripture is meant to be taken literally or not, we are unlikely to advance any position by taking moments where the passage is cited elsewhere in Scripture and used in the same context. Why? Because if it is intended non-literally, then to see it used again in the same way is to see its non-literal usage being extended. I don’t see Exodus 20 giving any information that clarifies the intent of Genesis 1 in any way. What it does do is give a practical application that comes out of the creation narrative, but the literalness of the application is wholly uninformative about how literal the creation narrative is. We need to take Genesis on its own terms.

  3. Ryan says:

    As a young child, I was told God created the world 6000 years ago, but dinosaurs were around 60000000 years ago. I didn’t know what to do with this. Once I was about 12 years old, people started telling me what to do with it: I had to choose between God and science. For 6 years I wrestled with this false dichotomy until eventually I reluctantly felt like I couldn’t hold onto belief in God any longer.

    For a brief period I was an atheist, not in the sense of active, aggressive antitheism, but in the sense that I simply couldn’t sustain belief any longer. It was then, when my grandmother was dying, that I inherited part of her book collection, and found a book titled “God: The Evidence.” This was a decade ago, and I know there are some claims in the book that I no longer agree with. But it affirmed what had always been intuitively obvious to me, which is that if evolution or the big bang are true facts of our cosmic origins, they are at least compatible with a creator, if not signposts actively pointing towards a creator. And that sparked a journey that would eventually lead me back to Christ over the years that followed.

  4. David Michael Monteleone says:

    I will never comprehend why smart, mathematical, intellectual, learned people still try to equate reality with a god-figure based off of Jewish writings. Why not the Persian writings or the Greek? Why not the Roman pantheon or the Sumerian records? What is this obsession with Middle-East religion? Not to mention trying to balance western science(which is also flawed and dogmatized) with this religion…..it is a cognitive dissonance. I could go on and on.

  5. Thanks for this post, Perry. I expect some great entertainment!

  6. David C. Moorman says:

    Let see. God said He created the earth in six literal days and then He “rested” (like an advocate rests His case) on the seventh day. Then, 2,000 years later He tells His friend to tell the COI to “remember” the Sabbath day and still after 6,000 years (give or take) that is the exact same seven day pattern all of mankind adheres to (well except the remember the Sabbath day part) and yet somehow I’m not supposed to take God at His literal word? GTHOOH!

  7. John says:

    Young earth belivers and atheist have something BIG in common.
    One believes the universe looks old, but its not. The other believes the universe looks designed, but its not. Both are wrong…

  8. Andre Kish says:

    Evolutionary theories have no way to explain how whole functioning sections of genetic programs suddenly appear in new species – whether the Earth is ancient or new.

    The main problem evolutionary theories have is that no human has ever witnessed a single case of ANY coded instruction, be it language, written or symbolic, etc, that did NOT require intelligence behind its’ design or decoding process. To suddenly declare without any factual evidence that DNA is the sole exception simply indicates that many evolutionary scientists don’t even understand the physical laws of this universe right in front of their own eyes. Or when they do, they deny those laws exist because the real world doesn’t fit the evolutionary fantasy.

    No code or information data system such as ALL codes are was ever designed without a purpose….re-assuring scientific fact – ie – the sum total of all human observations of codes and languages throughout history.

  9. Lynn Fazenbaker says:

    I went from default Biblical creationist to theistic evolutionist to intelligent design and now I’m back to Biblical creationist.

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