Is Genesis History? – The Documentary

An overview of the documentary can be viewed here.

The first link I will share on this documentary comes from Tim Challies who is a proponent of Young Earth Creationism (YEC). As Tim notes in the link below;

“It’s not an easy time to be a six-day creationist. For some time now, the weight of conviction within the Evangelical world has swung toward views that demand an old earth. While few Christians are full-out theistic evolutionists, more and more believers hold to an ancient universe with all the complications that come with it: the interpretation of the word “day” as used in the creation account, the necessity of admitting death before the fall, and the reality that in so many ways the early chapters of Genesis have the appearance of a straightforward telling of history.” To read the rest of Tim’s post, please click on the direct link below.

https://www.challies.com/articles/is-genesis-history/

For any of you that have looked into the opposing perspectives between Old Earth Creationism (OEC) and it’s primary opponent, Young Earth Creationism (YEC), and yes, there are others, one will quickly come to realise that this is a highly technical subject requiring considerable time and effort in which to grasp and appreciate the opposing perspectives. I should indicate that I personally adhere to the OEC perspective and I have authored a number of posts on my blog discussing this subject. If you’re interested in a quick once over lightly on the 4 primary perspectives of Biblical Creationism/Evolution you can click here.

“IS Genesis History?” is a documentary that supports the YEC perspective and from most of the reports that I have viewed, this documentary does an compelling job in accomplishing its goal.

But, as in any documentary that only showcases one particular perspective, there has been some criticism. I’m not going to provide the links to all of the criticism this documentary produced but I will provide four links just so you are aware that there is criticism and most importantly, why.

crossexamined.org/is-genesis-history/

reasons.org/explore/blogs/impact-events/read/impact-events/2017/02/24/thoughts-on-is-genesis-history

thegospelcoalition.org/reviews/is-genesis-history-revisiting-an-age-old-debate/

biologos.org/articles/a-geological-response-to-the-movie-is-genesis-history/

As in any complicated topic of discussion, it is always important to look not only at the perspective that is being presented but also to consider the validity of opposing perspectives.

If you are interested in looking at more in depth discussion on this topic of Biblical Creationism may I suggest looking under the topic “Creationism” under the letter “C” on my Christian Resources page. A substantial selection of links on the various Biblical Creationism perspectives is provided there.

And last but most importantly, not least, I highly recommend this overview dealing with origins presented by J. Warner Wallace from his coldcasechristianity.com website that provides a dominating perspective that I think we should all be aware of and practise.

coldcasechristianity.com/writings/the-stuff-we-all-agree-on-when-it-comes-to-origins/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 comments on “Is Genesis History? – The Documentary
  1. bcparkison says:

    Thank you Bruce. I will eventually get around to reading all of this but for now my brain is just too tire from all of the thinking and doing with my Dad’s passing.

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  2. hawk2017 says:

    Thank you. I believe in YEC, as I have looked into both.:)

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  3. “it is always important to look not only at the perspective that is being presented but also to consider the validity of opposing perspectives.” I agree, we should strive to do that, even if it’s only to “always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks …” (I Peter 3:15)

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  4. The more we seem to advance in history and the more exploration of the sciences and humanities has solidified my faith in God. The evidence is overwhelmingly positive and am grateful for God’s work and beauty daily. Thanks Bruce!

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  5. SLIMJIM says:

    Thanks for sharing this and also your grace

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  6. Jesse says:

    I appreciate your humble and graceful approach to this issue. It is unfortunate that there are not more Christians who behave thusly. A legalistic mentality can only hinder progress in scholarly discussion. However, I would not recommend BioLogos as an authoritative source on creation verses evolution:

    https://rationalchristiandiscernment.blogspot.com/2018/02/biologos-is-institution-of-worldly.html

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    • Bruce says:

      Hi Jesse, I agree with you about BioLogos as a recommended authoritative source but I wasn’t recommending it, merely acknowledging that it exists. I’m not keen over brussel sprouts either but they are still a vegetable. Because their belief conflicts with the YEC perspective, they also voiced some opposition. Hope you’re doing well and continuing to learn, as we all are. Grace and blessings my friend.

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