25 Jul Simon Turpin – Friday 14th & Saturday 15th October 2016
Advance Notice – More Info To Follow
In September 2015, AiG employed Simon to be the General Manager and primary speaker for the UK ministry based in Leicester. Simon is excited about the opportunity that the Lord has opened for him with AiG UK in spreading the importance of creation apologetics, biblical authority, and the gospel.
Simon is married to Jessica and has five children. He holds a BA and MA in theology and has spent the last five years working for an evangelical church in St Albans. Simon has written several articles for AiG’s Answers Research Journal, some of which include “Review of John Lennox’s Book Seven Days That Divide the World,” “Did Death of Any Kind Exist Before the Fall?,” and “Jesus, Scripture and Error: An Implication of Theistic Evolution.”
Time and Place
Friday 14th October 2016 @ 7.30 pm.
Sandhills Lane Brethren Assembly, Whitehaven
The Scoffers of Creation: 2 Peter 3
Why the global flood and the days of Noah are vital to our understanding of the current cultural climate.
Saturday 15th October 2016 @ 7.30 pm.
Grace Evangelical Church, Carlisle
The Days of Creation and the Age of the Earth
Were the days of creation 24-hours or long ages? – Does the Bible say anything about the age of the earth?
Further Reading Related To These Talks
Is Genesis 1 Literal, Literalism, or Literalistic? (Author – Simon Turpin)
Young earth creationists, or rather biblical creationists,1 are often accused of being over literal in their interpretation of Genesis 1. Regrettably, this accusation caricaturizes this position as a “literalistic interpretation,” which is unfortunate since biblical creationists explain their hermeneutic as “grammatical-historical interpretation.” This paper will argue that, when we read Genesis 1 in its context, it should be understood as a historical account which teaches that God created everything in six 24-hour days….
How the Apostle Peter Relates to the Age of the Earth Debate: Analyzing 2 Peter 3:1–7 (Author – Simon Turpin)
When it comes to the discussion over the days of creation and the age of the earth, many people mistakenly think that the issue only involves the interpretation of the early chapters of Genesis. However, it is important to remember that the teachings of the New Testament are also significant to this debate.
Second Peter 3:1–7, for example, says that in the last days scoffers will come scoffing at the belief that Christ will come again. They will base their ideas upon the assumption that the world has not changed, deliberately ignoring two major events in the history of world: God’s supernatural Creation of the world and God’s judgment of the world by the historical, global, catastrophic Flood in the days of Noah…
Who Is Jesus and What Did He Believe About Creation? (Author – Simon Turpin)
Firstly, it is important to note that Jesus had the highest view of Scripture. Jesus clearly believed that Scripture was God’s Word and therefore truth (John 17:17), and that it could not “be broken” (John 10:35). His own view of the Scripture was that of verbal inspiration (Matthew 5:18). For Jesus, Scripture is not merely inspired in its general ideas or its broad claims or in its general meaning, but is inspired down to its very words…