Does a belief in the ancient Earth lead to Atheism?
Charles Templeton “was more famous than his team-mate at the time, Billy Graham.”
“Then things changed. Templeton had long had doubts about the history in Genesis, which is foundational to the entire structure of the Gospel, and how it seemed to contradict the ‘scientific facts’. Logically, ‘millions of years’ meant that the fossils were laid down long before man, hence before sin. But the fossils showed death, bloodshed and disease. So the whole idea of a Fall ruining a once-perfect world, to be redeemed via the ‘last Adam’, Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:46) was meaningless. And no-one seemed to be able to give Templeton answers to his associated questions: How could Noah fit all those animals onto the Ark? Where did the water come from?”
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