The purpose is not to dissuade young-earth believers from their position, but rather to propose OEC as a well-reasoned, Bible-honoring view that has been embraced by scholars such as Francis Schaeffer, James Boice, and Norman Geisler.
Before presenting a more detailed explanation of OEC, here is a brief summary of core beliefs.
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Yet among evangelicals, an ongoing controversy exists regarding the age of the earth and when God created the universe and life. “old-earth” debate is one of the most polarizing and divisive issues within the Christian community.
This paper presents the biblical case for “old-earth creationism” (OEC) and endeavors to clear up theological misconceptions regarding OEC held by many well-intentioned “young-earth creationist” (YEC) believers.
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