Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Millions of Years - The Idea's Origin and Impact on the Church - Dr. Terry Mortenson

Presented December 12, 2008 at Rocky Mountain Creation Fellowship.

Dr. Mortenson's talk is titled: Millions of Years: the Idea's Origin and Impact on the Church. Where did the Church's belief in millions of years come from? This historical survey will explain how the idea of millions of years became dominant in geology and the resulting catastrophic damage to the Church and to the proclamation of the gospel. It is a sad state of affairs that most Christian churches today accept millions of years that is taught by man and refuse to believe in the thousands of years as taught by Scripture.

This video has 3 parts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Dr. Terry Mortenson from Answers in Genesis, like most people, grew up in an education system that taught evolution as fact. During his first year in university and shortly after becoming a Christian, he began to see the fallacy of the idea of billions of years of evolution.

With a Ph.D. in the history of geology from the University of Coventry in England, Dr Mortenson has been studying and speaking on the creation-evolution controversy throughout North America and Europe since the late 1970s. He also holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Mortenson is now a full time speaker and research scientist for AIG.

Read Dr. Mortenson's blog.

Much of his M.Div. studies focused on various (Biblical, historical and philosophical) aspects of this subject. His Ph.D. thesis analyzed the origins of old-earth geology in the early 19th century and particularly the writings of the 'scriptural geologists', a group of scientists and non-scientists who wrote Biblical, geological and philosophical arguments against these budding old-earth theories. Through study and personal interaction he has been exposed to the many different Christian and non-Christian responses to this controversy. All of this study and teaching has deepened his conviction of the literal truth and foundational importance of Genesis 1-11.

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