Tag Archives: Mark S. Whorton

Truth or Consequences

Mark Whorton concludes his book Peril in Paradise with his story of coming to grips with the billions of years of life on earth that preceded Adam and with the far reaching significance of this discussion for the church today. … Continue reading

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The Promise of Life and Curse of Death

It is not uncommon for those who hold to a specific view of young earth creationism to claim that rejection of this view is rejection of the gospel itself. In particular, the acceptance of animal death before Adam sinned makes … Continue reading

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Suffering and the Plan of God

Suffering is an undeniable part of life on this planet. Accident, natural disaster, predators, and old age. If the earth is 4.5 billion years old all of these are part of God’s creation independent of any sin of Adam and … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Adam and Eve

Mark Whorton in Peril in Paradise accepts Adam and Eve as real people, the progenitors of the human race, but this still doesn’t lead to a young earth or a perfect paradise in the garden of Eden. Nor does it … Continue reading

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Christ as Redeemer From the Beginning

Adam and Eve did not introduce evil into God’s good creation. Christ as cosmic redeemer was part of God’s plan from the beginning. Genesis 3 tells a story of disobedience and consequences for that disobedience, but we must not lose … Continue reading

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A Perfect Plan not a Perfect Paradise

I’ve been reading a book Peril in Paradise by Mark S. Whorton. In this book Dr. Whorton, a rocket scientist (Ph. D. in aerospace engineering, worked for NASA) and a Christian, puts forth a case for an old earth and … Continue reading

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