Tag Archive: Terry Mortenson

Feb 11

Terry Mortenson – When Was Adam Created?

Introduction When did Adam come into existence? Evolutionists say Homo sapiens came into existence 200,000 to 400,000 years ago (depending on which evolutionist you consult, because they do not all agree on what a Homo sapiens is). Can we harmonize that with the teaching of God’s Word? Today, many Christians, including many leaders and scholars, …

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Jan 03

Terry Mortenson and Bodie Hodge – The Documentary Hypothesis: Moses, Genesis, and the JEDP?

In the past few hundred years, the Bible has been under severe attack by scientific and philosophical skeptics of all sorts. In this scientific age the most-attacked book of the Bible has arguably been Genesis, particularly the first 11 chapters. Long-age geology, big-bang cosmology, secular archaeology, liberal theology, and philosophical attacks on miracles in the …

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Jul 20

Dr. Terry Mortenson – The Fall and the Problem of Millions of Years of Natural Evil

A very controversial issue within the church today involves the question of millions of years of animal death, disease, predation, extinction and other natural evils, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Can this evolutionist view of the history of natural evil be harmonized with the Bible? In particular, is the Bible’s teaching on the …

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Apr 14

Dr. Terry Mortenson – Exposing a Fundamental Compromise

For thousands of years Christians have faced the danger of being deceived by Satan (2 Corinthians 11:3). Sometimes in the process of defending the Christian faith, respected Christian leaders have unknowingly compromised with error. Surprising examples include founders of modern fundamentalism. The Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy At the turn of the twentieth century, a wave of liberal …

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Jul 04

Terry Mortenson – Death Is Not Good

Many pastors and theologians today believe that the earth is millions or billions of years old. But based on my reading and interactions, it is clear that most of them have never really considered the theological implications of allowing animal death, disease, predation, and extinction prior to Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden. When …

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Jan 03

Terry Mortenson – Jesus Devastates an Old Earth

Introduction: Blindsided into Debate I was attending a Christian conference and staffing an Answers in Genesis booth. As I walked around to look at the other booths at the beginning of this conference, a man quickly came up to me (from his booth), even though there was a crowd waiting to speak with him. He …

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May 16

Dr. Terry Mortenson – Critique of Hugh Ross’s Creation Story

Introduction When and how did God create the world? How long did He take? At a 3-day conference organized by the Fixed Point Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama, June 15–18, 2011, Dr. Michael Behe, Dr. John Lennox, Dr. Hugh Ross and I debated the questions of origins. Dr. Behe defended theistic evolution. Dr. Lennox argued for …

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Dec 15

Dr. Terry Mortenson – Mutilating God’s Word: Adam, Bilbo, and Peter Enns

In a recent blog post, Old-Testament scholar Dr. Peter Enns strongly accused Ken Ham of teaching obvious error and misleading Christians into believing in a literal Adam.1 But do Enns’s criticisms stand up to scrutiny? Let’s see. I will intersperse my comments throughout his December 7, 2012, blog post. In Enns’s text, all bold and …

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