Unbinding the Rules
Recently a good friend, whom I respect very much, posted an article
about "Origins" on his blog. In it he highlights the view of (in my mind) a fairly new
gap theory endorsed by John Sailhamer and a few other modern Hebrew
scholars. As with many modern theologians, Sailhamer goes to great
lengths to make the Bible agree with modern "science" in his book, Genesis Unbound.
If you read this blog much, you know that I don't have a lot of respect for
naturalistic "Origins Science". The name itself is an oxymoron. Science in
its very definition cannot deal with things in the past as it based on repeatable
and testable hypotheses. Things that happened in history are reserved for historians
and/or theories alone.
We need, rather, to start with the Bible and then go to empirical science as
we look at the Bible. Many deceptions and lies get started because we look at
"science" before we look at the Bible. If we want to do real science as we
consider the beginning, we must look to the only Scientist who was there and
who observed everything from the beginning - God Himself. That is where we
Read a great critique of Sailhamer's book here.