by Tim Chaffey & Jason Lisle
240 page paperback
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“Twenty-somethings once faithfully attended church. What made them stop? While most said they still believe that the Bible is God’s Word, they also said that the idea that the earth is millions of years old was one thing that caused them to doubt the bible…The crumbling foundation of the church takes a devastating toll on future generations. Therefore, churches must reclaim the historical truth found in Genesis and apply the Bible’s authority to every area of life.”-Ken Ham, President Answers in Genesis
As the modern Church struggles to find a place of relevancy for a new generation that already has massive demands on its time and attention, more and more young people raised in the Church are leaving it – failing to find the answers to their questions of faith and life, beset with doubts raised by issues that the Church chooses not to address. Opting to skirt the controversy of Genesis as literal history, the biblical authority of the Holy Word is called into question and reduced to a collection of mere stories. More popularly considered an issue for schools or in the public realm, the conflicting views on the age of the earth also remain a pivotal issue within the Church – as it has for over two centuries.
• Was the Creation week literally six days?
• Does science really point to an old earth?
• Does the issue really matter for Christians?
• Should this issue even be discussed within the Church?
Join authors Dr. Jason Lisle and Tim Chaffey as they put forth a case against an old-earth interpretation of Scripture. A comprehensive biblical, theological, and scientific critique of old-earth creationism, the book presents its compelling testimony in layman’s terms to create a powerful debate that leads to unquestionable truth.Book Jacket:
In a vital discussion focused within the Church, authors Jason Lisle and Tim Chaffey explore the foundational issues around the debate on the age of the earth. While much of the controversy focuses on the scientific evidences and beliefs regarding evolution, the authors reveal the debate has a much more compelling and simple core truth scriptural authority. In the book you will discover: How the Bible is used by both young-earth and old-earth creationists to support their position. How exegesis vs. eisegesis views of the Bible impact your faith. The Church is changing interpretation of Scripture. Why this is a critical issue to the Church, its survival, and its relevance in today's world.
Old-Earth Creationism on Trial: The Verdict Is In authors, Tim Chaffey and Jason Lisle, make the convincing argument that creation was completed in six twenty-four hour days. Their values are in opposition to the popular scientific belief that the earth is billions of years old. The authors stress that Scripture is trustworthy and should not be reinterpreted to compliment faulty scientific opinions.
The book contains a broad range of topics dealing with both theological concerns and scientific examinations. The authors communicate firmly and with conviction, without demeaning those with differing opinions. The book is structured in such a way that novices are able to follow the logic and handle the scientific language.
Tim Chaffey earned a BS and a MA in biblical and theological studies. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in theology and apologetics from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. His co-author, Jason Lisle, earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy from Ohio Wesleyan University. He received his master’s degree and PhD in astrophysics from the University of Colorado. He is currently a research scientist with Answers in Genesis Ministries.
Romans 1:20 states, “For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” The vastness of creation is a testimony to the power and glory of God. The authors share the foundational message of a six-day creation and a Sabbath day rest for a purpose. It is evident that the authors’ motivations are to bring glory to God and to challenge anyone holding to the old-earth view.
Although the authors mention some of the current held beliefs of old-earth followers, they quickly negate those beliefs. If the reader desires an unbiased overview of this subject, this book is not recommended. The authors remind the Christian community of its duty to educate itself about such subjects. This debate over the age of the earth is heated and is at the forefront of scientific research. It will be beneficial for Christians to educate themselves, and this book will introduce the topic effectively. – Tamara Peachy, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
About the Authors:
Tim Chaffey holds a MDiv specializing in Apologetics and Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and lives in southwestern Wisconsin with his wife, Casey, and two children, Kayla and Judah. He holds a BS and MA in Biblical & Theological Studies, and is the founder and director of Midwest Apologetics. Tim speaks at various churches, camps, and schools on topics to upholding and defending the Word of God from the beginning to the end.Dr. Jason Lisle
is a Christian astrophysicist who writes and speaks on various topics relating to science and the defense of the Christian faith. He approaches science from the perspective that God’s Word is true—“the Bible teaches us the truth about origins, and good science confirms what the Bible teaches.” Dr. Lisle graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he double-majored in physics and astronomy and minored in mathematics. He then earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado. He specialized in solar astrophysics and has made a number of scientific discoveries regarding the solar photosphere, including the detection of giant cell boundaries using the SOHO spacecraft. He also does theoretical research and has contributed to the field of general relativity. He is currently the Director of Research for the Institute for Creation Research
where he leadd ICR’s gifted team of scientists who continue to investigate and demonstrate the evidence for creation. His personal research efforts will focus on astrophysics, and developing models of cosmology and stellar aging.