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Many of its 16 interviews are with internationally-known academics such as Prof John Lennox from the University of Oxford, Prof Simon Conway-Morris of Burgess Shale fame and Prof Michael Ruse, philosopher of biology at Florida State University.
The interviews are presented by John Dickson, senior minister at St Andrew’s Church, Roseville (Sydney Anglican Diocese), Greg Clarke, CEO of the Bible Society Australia and Simon Smart, head of research and communications at the Centre for Public Christianity, Australia.
Billions of years destroy the connection between sin and death.
The Bible says that death came into the world as a consequence of man’s sin, which is why Jesus Christ physically died on our behalf.
But Charles Darwin says that there was no perfect creation because it is not yet finished. there was rather a single cell that emerged slowly over 4½ to 5 billion years, into increasing complexity, into increasing consciousness.
And so the story of Jesus who comes to rescue us from the Fall becomes a nonsensical story.
Yes, a supernatural god could have taken billions of years to create the universe. The Bible tells us that God created the world and all that is in it in six days about 6,000 years ago.
To accept an earth that is billions of years old is to undermine virtually every major Christian doctrine.
If there is no factual basis for “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife” then marriage is just a subjective opinion. Genesis explains the nature of sin, our need for salvation, the origin of the seven-day week, man’s relationship with the environment, the relationship between people all over the world, the holiness of God, the reason for death, who should be evangelized, the warning of judgment, etc.
destroyed the primary myth by which we had told the Jesus story for centuries …
That myth suggested that there was a finished creation from which we human beings had fallen into sin, and therefore needed a rescuing divine presence to lift us back to what God had originally created us to be.
is a DVD where, according to its jacket, “great minds explore Christianity in an age of science”.
It presents interviews with scientists, philosophers and historians on the issue of science and the Bible, creation, evolution and the age of the earth.