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Old Earth Ministries (formerly known as Answers In Creation) is an old-earth creationist website that was created by Progressive Creationist Greg Neyman in 2003 as a polemic against young earth creationism. Neyman claims that teaching a literal 6-day Genesis puts a stumbling block before those wishing to come to Christ.[1] Neyman claims that all scientists believe the earth to be old, and that those who believe in a "young earth" are merely "theorists".[2]

Neyman affirms Biblical inerrancy[3] and claims that a literal Genesis points to an old earth.[4]

Errors

  • Neyman's Biblical hermeneutic is based on the Two-Book Fallacy.
  • All throughout the website, Neyman commits a Straw man fallacy by claiming that young earth creationism teaches that you must accept a literal Genesis in order to be saved. However, several YEC organizations have made it painstakingly clear that salvation is NOT contingent on believing a literal Genesis. They have said that a literal Genesis provides a foundation for the Gospel, and so rejecting a literal Genesis leads to inconsistent beliefs[5], but it does not negate one's salvation.[6]
  • On one page, Neyman claims that there is no evidence to support a young earth, clearly ignorant of the 101 evidences presented by Creation Ministries International.

Suspicious Tactics


Responses to Old Earth Ministries

References

  1. About Old Earth Ministries, Old Earth Ministries website, accessed 24 Jan 2013
  2. Creation Science Book Review, Refuting Compromise, Old Earth Ministries website, accessed 24 Jan 2013
  3. Answers in Genesis Daily Feature Contradictions: Left in the Dust, Old Earth Ministries website, accessed 25 Jan 2013
  4. Frequently Asked Questions about Old Earth Ministries, Old Earth Ministries website, accessed 26 Jan 2013
  5. The Big Picture, Creation Ministries International website, accessed 26 Jan 2013
  6. Do I have to believe in a literal creation to be a Christian?, Creation Ministries International website, accessed 24 Jan 2013
  7. Frequently Asked Questions about Old Earth Ministries, Old Earth Ministries website, accessed 25 Jan 2013
  8. Old Earth Creationist Testimonies, Old Earth Ministries website, accessed 24 Jan 2013
  9. Old Earth Creationist Books, Old Earth Ministries website, accessed 24 Jan 2013
  10. Evolution's Evangelist, Creation Ministries International, accessed 24 Jan 2013
  11. Proclaim Old Earth Creationism!, Old Earth Ministries website, accessed 25 Jan 2013