What is your opinion of Dr. Henry M. Morris?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Thermodynamics, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Thermodynamics

    Thermodynamics
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been reading a lot of Morris of late, wondering what you folks think of him.
     
  2. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Morris was the chap who re-invented the creationist view of Genesis back in the 60's.

    Sound in theology for some fundamentalists.

    I have read a few books, but that is all I know of him.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  3. Thermodynamics

    Thermodynamics
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    That is to say I have been reading a lot of his books, not that I have been reading a lot about him. Sorry for the poor choice of words.
     
  4. North Carolina Tentmaker

    North Carolina Tentmaker
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Messages:
    2,355
    Likes Received:
    0
    I like his books. Some of his theories put forth in the early work has been disproved.

    He has a great scientific approach.

    I think he is dead isnt he?
     
  5. Thermodynamics

    Thermodynamics
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, Dr. Morris died in 2006.
     
  6. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    He argued strongly for the universal flood, which made a lot of people happy. Those of us who held to a local flood didn't bat an eye.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  7. annsni

    annsni
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    20,198
    Likes Received:
    376
    Other than one thing that I know I disagree with him on, I think he's pretty good. But then again, I haven't done any research on him or anything.

    *The one thing I disagree with him on is the idea that Jesus' body was a special creation and had no physical parents. I agree that He had no physical father but I disagree that Mary was not His physical mother.
     
  8. Thermodynamics

    Thermodynamics
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you know where he said this?
     
  9. RustySword

    RustySword
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    0
    My opinion of him is generally favorable, although I admit I have only read a small portion of what he has written. I have probably read more of his devotional stuff that I have of his more scientific stuff, but my wife has read a lot of his scientific stuff as well and says it's good (she and I both got our Bachelors degrees in the sciences).
     
  10. OldRegular

    OldRegular
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,678
    Likes Received:
    53
    I have read a number of Dr. Morris' books and met him at Virginia Tech. I agree with your above statement regarding his view of the incarnation. Incidentally they have moved part of their operation to Dallas.

    I personally think they are doing a good work in their creation Science. there are a number of other groups who are working on creation science. More and more scientists are recognizing the flaws of evolution.
     
  11. annsni

    annsni
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    20,198
    Likes Received:
    376
  12. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've read most of his work and agree with most of it. I've know him since he taught at VPI.
    I have always believed in a literal interpretation of Gen. so I agree with him. If I can't take Gen. or the first 11 chapters of it as fact, what part can I take of the Bible as fact and how would I know what part that would be?
     
  13. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    5,505
    Likes Received:
    40
    Bolded mine

    BINGO!!!!

    IMHO of course!!:thumbsup:
     
  14. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,378
    Likes Received:
    790

    Me too!:thumbsup:
     
  15. Jarthur001

    Jarthur001
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,701
    Likes Received:
    0
    His book on Revelation was kinda strange. But his book "The Long war against God" is on my top 10 list.
     
  16. Amy.G

    Amy.G
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    13,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you guys also agree with Dr. Morris about Jesus' body being made specially for Him by God and not of Mary's egg?
     
  17. Alive in Christ

    Alive in Christ
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    3,822
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hold brother Henry Morris in VERY high regard.

    During his time on earth as a christian he did a great service for the Body of Christ.

    I have his work "Creation and the Modern Christian". It is excellant.


    :godisgood:
     
  18. OldRegular

    OldRegular
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,678
    Likes Received:
    53
  19. OldRegular

    OldRegular
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,678
    Likes Received:
    53
    No! That view is totally contrary to Scripture!
     
  20. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think Dr. Morris has a valid argument on the creation of Jesus in the womb as opposed to a fertilized egg. There is nothing in scripture either way, so it is all speculation at best, but may satisfy reason.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

Share This Page

Loading...