Creation and Time

A Report on the Progressive Creationist Book by Hugh Ross

by Mark Van Bebber and Paul S. Taylor
(photo of back cover)
Other resources

The Genesis Record

Starlight and Time


“Hugh Ross’s claims for Progressive Creationism are carefully and critically countered from Scripture, science, and theology in this timely book.”
Robert P. Lightner, Th.M, Th.D — Professor of Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary

“Anyone making a serious study of the early chapters of Genesis should have this book. …Authors Mark Van Bebber and Paul S. Taylor have given us a strong argument for the literal account of creation days in Genesis.”
John L. Mitchell, Th.D. — former Board Member of Dallas Theological Seminary; past President of Arizona College of the Bible; Pastor Emeritus of Bethany Bible Church, Phoenix, Arizona

“This book is not just a rebuttal on Creation and Time… it is a bold and courageous attempt to attack the roots of Progressive Creationism… with [its] misguided theology and secular science. This report has taken claim after claim and refuted it on sound theological… grounds. We must view our origins first in the light of the Scriptures because man can so easily distort reality. Christians need to take heed of special revelation that makes it clear that God created heavens and earth in six literal days and that our intelligent and awesome Creator did not need the help of the Big Bang as Hugh Ross promotes to set everything in its place.”
D. James Kennedy, D.D., D.Sac.Lit., Ph.D., Litt.D., D.Sac.Theol., D. Humane Let. — Chancellor, Knox Theological Seminary; Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church; President, Evangelism Explosion International

“This book is a wake-up call to all Christians, warning us about a serious danger within our midst, the teachings of Hugh Ross. The book leaves the discussion of Dr. Ross’s many scientific errors to other writers, and instead it concentrates on his theology. While being graceful and kind to Dr. Ross himself, the authors carefully compare his teachings with those of the Bible, and they clearly point out the very many cases where Dr. Ross’s teachings are contrary to a straightforward understanding of Scripture. Every Christian should have this valuable source book for his own protection, because the practical effect of Dr. Ross’s teaching is to place a subtle barrier between the believer and the Bible, and between the believer and God Himself.”
D. Russell Humphreys, Ph.D. — Physicist and Author

“The teachings of Hugh Ross, including his beliefs in a local Flood and a race of spiritless men and women before Adam and Eve, are really nothing new, but sadly, are permeating through the Christian world… Mark Van Bebber and Paul Taylor, in this comprehensive critique have pointed out the errors of the Ross teachings, and how an acceptance of them undermines the gospel message and the authority of the Word of God. The central argument of the creation movement is not the 'young earth' as such, but that sinful fallible humans, living in a fallen and cursed universe, cannot legitimately use their evolution tainted interpretations of the past to interpret an infallible Word!”
Ken Ham, B.AppSc., Dip.Ed. — Director of Creation Science Ministries (USA) and a director of Answers in Genesis

“God’s love, as revealed in the Bible, requires that theological error be confronted boldly and accurately, 'speaking the truth in love' (Eph. 4:15), because divine love 'rejoices with the truth' (I Cor. 13:6). That is exactly what Mark Van Bebber and Paul Taylor have done for Dr. Hugh Ross and all 'progressive creationists.' By re-interpreting Creation, the Edemic Curse, and the Genesis Flood to harmonize with the godless perspectives of cosmic and geologic uniformatarianism, Dr. Ross has not only twisted God’s Word, but has distorted true science. God’s people everywhere will find this book to be not only biblically and scientifically sound, but also an excellent model of gracious confrontation.”
John C. Whitcomb, Th.M, Th.D — author, lecturer and teacher; Served as Professor of Theology and Old Testament at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, for 38 years

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