A well known Baptist preacher is making some startling statements such as advocating science has now shown how God precisely created the Universe, and science in certain situations, is a better tool than the Bible to use preaching to the lost.
John Ankerberg who has other doctrinal problems, has endorsed “day-age” theory or known as “Progressive Creationism.” This not to be confused with Young Earth Creationism, rather it associates itself with these flaws…
– Over millions of years God created new species as others went extinct.
– The record of nature is just as reliable as the Word of God
– Embraces the Big Bang Theory, claiming it’s been proved through scientific observation
– Death and Disease existed before Adam and Eve
– Denies A Global Flood, but claims the flood was local
– Manlike creatures were made before Adam and Eve who were not created in God’s image and had no hope for salvation.
In a letter, Ankerberg attacks young earth creationism proponents such as Dr. John Morris and Dr. Duane Gish because he disagrees with their stance on the earth being about 6,000 years old. Ankerberg uses worldly reasoning and faulty logic as he states in his letter, “At the time I thought, it’s going to be difficult to defend the young earth position if no scientist has been persuaded by the scientific evidence to accept it.”
It appears, he is more worried about what secular scientists think, and makes a faulty conclusion that no scientist accepts the young earth theory. There are many scientists who accept it, but certainly not the majority but certainly it’s not none of them. Ankerberg is also a great admirer of a Dr. Hugh Ross who he has on his tv-show a number of times. He is a progressive creationist.
Dr. Hugh Ross holds to the points I mentioned above concerning the “day-age” theory with a another flaw, a belief in a 67th book of the Bible is nature which means worldly interpetations of nature can supercede the Word of God.
It’s very clear that John Ankerberg is getting more worldly as time progresses, holding to the beliefs of man rather than God. It’s a faulty assumption (progressive creationism) and needs to be repented of, that science connected to evolution is better than the Bible itself.