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Very intelligent design

"Very intelligent design" Continued...

Issue: "Modern martyrs," Nov. 30, 1996

I write all this as one still holding to a six-day, 24-hour-day view of creation. I'm still persuaded that a simple, unforced reading of the biblical account suggests the understanding most of us had when we were kids. Old-earth and old-universe interpretations come primarily not from the scriptural record but from external evidences. Not that there's anything wrong with external evidence--but I'm still frankly suspicious about how much impact Darwin's threadbare and phony ideas have had on more acceptable but still unproven theories about the age of the earth.

Yet I also believe the strategy Phillip Johnson has suggested represents a very intelligent design for the near future. I think I'd rather go with the aggressive plan he and his colleagues are laying out than to sit around waiting for some better scheme to evolve.

Joel Belz
Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.

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