Episode 72: Young Earth vs. Old Earth: Why Your Take Matters! with Eric Hovind

Eric talks apologetics in the digital age, young earth vs. old earth, and how evolution destroys the doctrine of salvation.

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Summary

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 ā€œapologeticsā€ 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 oneā€™s faith, how evolution destroys the doctrine of salvation, and why young earth theory is pro-science, explaining that ā€œreal science is a believerā€™s best friend.ā€ If youā€™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.

Topics

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:12] Eric Hovindā€™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. evolutionā€™s impact on salvation
  • [21:08] Young earth creationistsā€™ historical contributions
  • [22:30] Orionā€™s Belt stability in the night sky
  • [23:23] The Bibleā€™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

Resources

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