Is the earth really only a few thousand years old? In this episode, Robert speaks to Eric Hovind, founder of Creation Today, a Christian apologetics ministry with a mission to share the Gospel to the entire world. Eric relates his personal testimony and journey with apologetics, clarifies what “apologetics” really means, delves into his approach to apologetics in the digital age, underscores the contemporary relevancy of creation theory, and points out why the creation vs. evolution debate is a necessary spiritual battle. He also discusses the young earth and old earth theories of the age of the earth, how these theories impact one’s faith, how evolution destroys the doctrine of salvation, and why young earth theory is pro-science, explaining that “real science is a believer’s best friend.” If you’re a homeschool parent, expect to also learn ways to engage your children in conversations about creation vs. evolution and discover several resources to guide you in this journey.
- [00:00] Intro
- [01:12] Eric Hovind’s journey and faith transformation
- [04:38] Apologetics in the internet age and engaging Gen Z (this generation wants the truth!)
- [12:02] Creation vs. evolution’s impact on salvation
- [21:08] Young earth creationists’ historical contributions
- [22:30] Orion’s Belt stability in the night sky
- [23:23] The Bible’s scientific insights
- [24:05] Science vs. faith: are they compatible?
- [26:36] Geologic column and the biblical flood
- [34:43] Apologetics as the bait and the gospel as the hook to salvation
- Creation Today
- Hell’s Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort | Amazon
- Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Gregory Koukl | Amazon
- Living Waters
- James Hutton
- LOST Small Group Package | Creation Today
- Creation Today Shows
- Genesis: Paradise Lost 2D DVD Set | Creation Today
- Episode 50: Coming To Christ Through CC with Howard Hochhalter | Refining Rhetoric
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