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November 16, 2013

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Q: Does the gospel depend on a young earth?

A: Scripture plainly teaches that salvation is conditioned upon faith in Christ, with no requirement for what one believes about the age of the earth or universe. Now when I say this, people sometimes assume then that it does not matter what a Christian believes concerning the supposed millions of years age for the earth and universe.

Even though it is not a salvation issue, the belief that earth history spans millions of years has very severe consequences. By dying on a cross and being raised from the dead, Jesus conquered death and paid the penalty for sin. Although millions of years of death before sin is not a salvation issue per se, I personally believe that it is really an attack on Jesus’ work on the cross.

Recognizing that Christ’s work on the cross defeated our enemy, death, is crucial to understanding the “good news” of the gospel: “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Read the whole article by Ken Ham to discover some of the other consequences of believing in an old earth.

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Get EquippedSix Days—The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church

Today many Christians do not accept the first eleven chapters of Genesis as literal history. In this dynamic new book, learn how accepting the evolution-based belief that the universe is billions of years old unlocks the door of faith-shattering compromise.

News to Know Quick Look

Burgess Shale’s Cambrian Fossils Should Change Our View of Evolution: Smithsonian’s list of historic icons that shaped America credits the Burgess Shale with putting us in our rightful place.

Baby Parasaurolophus Crest Joined the Chorus Early: If a Parasaurolophus daddy sang bass, little brother was able to join right in there.

New Tyrannosaur Pushes Back Evolutionary Timeline: Remarkably advanced tyrannosaur too low on the evolutionary staircase complicates dinosaur lineage.

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Answers Conversation podcast

This week Steve Ham talks with Tim Chaffey, Ark Encounter staff researcher and writer, to answer the question, “What Does the Flood Tell Us About the Faithfulness of God's Judgment?

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The Origin of Old-Earth Geology, Part 5
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Thank God for the great turnout for our annual College Expo this week.

Pray for these prospective students and their families as they consider future education.


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