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A Dialogue Between Old Earth and Young Earth Creationists

Friday, October 25, 2013

Many can recount the story of Noah's flood, even those outside of Christendom. Though it is a well-known narrative, there remains an intense debate over the extent of the flood and its chronology in relation to the age of the Earth. Where do dinosaurs fit into the story and are the six days in the opening of Genesis literal 24 hour periods? These are just some of the questions that our guest speakers will address in the discussion about the age of the earth. Our own SEBTS Old Testament faculty will also be respondents in some of the sessions. Please join us for this exciting conference and the interesting dialogue that is sure to result!

Overview

Young Earth Creationism:

States that the earth is roughly 6,000-20,000 years old and that the flood was most likely worldwide and therefore greatly affected the appearance of the Earth. The Earth has been so violently affected by the flood that it appears as an extremely old planet, somewhere in the lines of 4.5 billion years old, but is in fact much younger.  

Old Earth Creationism:

States that the earth is actually 4.5 billion years old and that the flood was most likely local to Mesopotamia (although there are certainly Old Earth Creationists that believe in a world wide flood). According to this view, Earth appears old because its appearance has been affected by the slow and steady processes of plate tectonics, sedimentation, and other natural forces over a period of millions of years

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Gregg Davidson Gregg Davidson, professor of Geology & Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi, discusses a biblical worldview and the ancient Earth
Ronald Marks

Ronald Marks, professor of Chemistry at North Greenville University, discusses hermeneutics and the scientific process

View Dr. Mark's Powerpoint presentation here.

Ken Wolgemuth Ken Wolgemuth, founder of Solid Rock Lectures, discusses what makes geologists believe the age question has been answered
Eugene Caffin Eugene Chaffin, professor of Physics at North Greenville University, discusses if science leaves room for a biblical age of the Earth
Panel Discussion Ken Keathley, Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, leads a discussion panel with the plenary speakers
Old Testament Panel Ken Keathley, Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, leads a question and answer session with the Old Testament Faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ronald Marks & the flood

Ronald Marks', professor of Chemistry at North Greenville University, discusses the Genesis flood.

View Dr Marks' Powerpoint presentation here.

Gregg Davidson & the flood Gregg Davidson, professor of Geology & Geological Engineering at the University of Mississippi, discusses the Genesis flood.
Q&A Panel Ken Keathley, Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, leads a question and answer session with the plenary speakers.
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