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Apologetics and creationism

Are apologetics and creationism independent of each other?  No.  For example, there’s the creationist appeal to the Bible as the Word of God.  Without a defense of this proposition, it is immediately rejected by those not already convinced, which would undermine creationism.  Even among those who accept the Bible as the Word of God, that means different things to different theological positions, many of which have no problem supporting theistic evolution.

But creationism does not need the full proposition that the Bible is the Word of God.  All that’s needed is that the Bible is a reliable source concerning the matters it addresses.  This could be accepted by Christians and non-Christians.  So creationism does need some apologetics.

Does apologetics depend on creationism?  Yes, because an evolutionary mindset must either conclude that the Bible has errors or does not mean what it says.  A creationist mindset has no problem with the Bible as a reliable source, and hence can readily accept biblical realism.

So apologetics and creationism are interdependent.

December 2011

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