Sparks, Enns, and others who have thrown down the towel and giving up the inerrancy of the Scriptures are an example of those who “dialogue” with “last day scoffers, walking after their own lusts.” And Mohler is right in pointing out their error. “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water…” (2 Pet 3:5-7).
BioLogos Forum needs to realize that what they’re doing is giving up the entire infrastructure of Christianity when they allow evolutionists to take down the foundation. They need to realize that without the foundation of Genesis 1 & 2, the entire Bible loses ground. They need to realize that to deny Genesis 1 & 2 is to deny Jesus Christ (uh, the Founder of Christianity) who affirmed the accounts of Moses in Genesis without question or objection (Luke 24:27, 44, Mark 10:6, etc.)
“Mohler mentions the necessity of the literal or normative interpretation of Genesis one and two and that ‘even more liberal scholars such as James Barr believe any natural reading of the text would indicate that the author intended us to take 24-hour days, calendar days, as our understanding. I am arguing for the exegetical and theological necessity of affirming 24-hour calendar days.’”
Could God have used evolution to create the world? The answer is a resounding yes! But He just didn’t do it that way, so says the Scripture. We share and look at the same scientific evidences. Two completely different interpretations. The real issue is whether we believe and willing to stand for what God says in His Word.