Originally posted by jude11
Originally posted by IEtherianSoul9
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The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. Young Earth Creationists believe the Earth is only 6,000 years ago because they accept a literal
interpretation of the Bible (mainly the Genesis account).
So it's only the YEC that believe this?
Do they also believe in a literal 7 day creation?
I believe so. I learned that scriptural interpretation differs along a continuum for creationists.
Flat Earthism- a literary approach stating the Earth is flat
Geocentrism- the Earth is a sphere, but the Sun is not at the center
Young Earth Creationism- heliocentric view w/belief that he Earth is 10,000-6,000 years old
Old Earth Creationism- the Earth is ancient (4 types)
-Gap Creationism- large temporal gap between verses 1 and 2 in Genesis
-Day Age Creationism- 6 days of creation = millions of years
-Progressive Creationism- parts of modern biology and physics are accepted
-Evolutionary Creationism- God is actively involved in evolution
Intelligent Design- order, purpose and design in this world are proof of an omniscient creator.
Theistic Evolution- God creates through the laws of nature, responsible for the formation of the human soul.