Scientists use a technique called radiometric dating to estimate the ages of rocks, fossils, and the earth.Many people have been led to believe that radiometric dating methods have proved the earth to be billions of years old.It has become fashionable among Christian intellectuals to discredit the Scriptural teaching of recent creation.
The early chapters of Genesis which were allegorized, are loosely correlated with evolution and old ages. While this attitude continues among most Christian "scholars" today, a much more disturbing trend has arisen among those scientifically minded Christians who attempt to popularize this message to the Christian public.
As inexcusable as it is to ignore Scripture, what can we say of distorting it to make it say something it clearly does not? Hugh Ross, a Christian astronomer who has gained a wide hearing among evangelicals, claims that Big Bang and old-Earth ideas come from a "plain and literal" interpretation of Scripture.
Theistic evolution, the Day-Age theory, progressive creation, and the framework hypothesis followed, and these dominate evangelical scholarship today.
Over the years, advocates maintained these positions primarily by ignoring the plain sense of Scripture.
My daughter often gives me an update on the social goings-on in her class.
Last week she said, “Did I tell you that Allie broke up with Carter Smith?
"Even if the church frowns on this behavior, they take it upon themselves to make an educated decision between the two of them."Sussmann paraphrased a common expression she hears from religious patients: "I practice what the church teaches me, but this is something personal between me and my partner." The therapist commented that, in many ways, churches are "fighting an uphill battle because this is nature."According to Sprigg, "there may be a weakness on the part of churches" that explains the gap between sexual behavior and biblical standards.
He described "a vicious circle," where a pastor welcomes people regardless of their past sins, and then fails to preach biblical morality due to a fear of being considered too harsh."I would encourage pastors to speak bluntly and boldly about sexuality and a biblical view of sexuality and marriage," Sprigg declared.
For every upside to middle school romance, there’s a pretty harsh downside.
Rejection is hard at any age but especially so at a stage when you feel physically, emotionally, and socially vulnerable.
According to the "2014 State of Dating in America" report published by Christian Mingle and JDate, 61 percent of Christians said they would have sex before marriage.