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The Video That Ended a Career

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Deacon, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member
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    The Video That Ended a Career [LINK]

    Dr. Bruce Walke recently publicly expressed his support of a view called Evolutionary Creationism and resigned from his teaching position.

    Rob
     
  2. matt wade

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    Do you expect a professor to deny the creation the way God said it happened, call Christianity a cult, and then retain his position?
     
  3. Peggy

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    It's sad that the professor was fired for expressing his opinion - which by the way is backed by the sciences, particularly astronomy and geology. I don't believe that the earth is literally 6000 years old. I believe that the earth and the universe are millions of years old, and God had his creative hand in the formation of the world.
     
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    He did more than that. He spoke the universe into existence. Either we believe that or we don't. And the same text that tells us that also informs us that it was done in 6 days, acc. to Exodus 20.
     
  5. matt wade

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    Of course you wouldn't have a problem with it. You also don't believe what God told us in His Word.
     
  6. Magnetic Poles

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    No, she rejects your interpretation. As do I, and many other Christians.
     
  7. matt wade

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    Well, you any many other "christians" don't have faith.
     
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    You have no idea about the faith of others, so you expose your own ignorance.
     
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    Yes, I can get an idea about the faith of others by their words. When someone tells me they don't believe the literal creation account, as told to us by God Himself, I can ascertain that they don't have enough faith to believe it.
     
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    Why Must the Church Come to Accept Evolution?: An Update

     
  11. Ivon Denosovich

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    According to RTS, he resigned.

    Also, Waltke has said:

    This looks like a lotta drama over nothing. There SEEMS to be no hard feelings. These are two parties that can't agree and parted ways. Strikes me as the civil thing to do. <shrug>
     
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    I thought God sent us the Word...
     
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    Well he needed to resign. While I blanch at the loss of academic freedom, within our theological schools there is a greater calling to uphold. He did not believe what the seminary held, he needed to resign.

    I respectfully disagree with Dr Waltke...but I deeply respect him as a person and scholar. :)
     
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    Ahem, how do we clone you? I find my position is the opposite. I disagree with RTS but deeply respect it as an institution. Kinda figure a bunch of geeks in Greek are way smarter than me.
     
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    Theological schools should not allow academic freedom, except within narrow theological parameters. No seminary in the Southern Baptist Convention, for instance, should allow one of its professors to teach falling from grace, works salvation, baptismal regeneration and the like.

    The schools may allow, as do most churches, different views of eschatology and ecclesiology.

    (Although I believe Dallas Theological Seminary allows only one eschatalogical view to be taught--dispensationalism, that, too is its right.)

    Some schools will not allow Calvinism to be taught. Others are avowedly Calvinistic. That, again, is their right to set those parameters.
     
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    If the data is overwhelming? There is no data to prove evolution.
     
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    Charles Spurgeon, Ministers Sailing Under False Colours:
     
  18. Ivon Denosovich

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    Jerome, I'm not sure how this last quote of Spurgeon's is relevant.

    (Bolding mine.) Maltke offered a resignation. Also, not even RTS is describing this as "treachery." Again, if we look at the actual parties involved, there's little cause for drama here.

    FWIW, if I'm misreading the tone of your posts I apologize.
     
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    Already has a new job at Knox Seminary. Creationism is a silly topic to lose your job over, eveven in a seminary
     
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    God created the world in 6 days and trying to make scripture marry evolution is heresy 101.
     
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