Tracing the History of the Concept of Deep Time in Geology and its Erosion of the Churches’ Theological Foundations

The article “Where Did the Idea of “Millions of Years” Come From?” ( by Dr. Larry Mortenson, traces the history of the deep time concept that arose in the field of geology in the late 18th century. It describes how this quickly took hold in academia and then the Church in the 19th century, eventuating in the great apostasy of the Church into liberal theology and the demise of biblical faith. That this has had a significant and devastating impact on societies and civilization as a whole cannot be overstated. Recovery can only happen by a return to orthodox biblical truth in perhaps another Great Awakening and Reformation movement by the Church.

Published by Noble Berean II

Raised a Catholic but became born again in young adulthood principally through reading Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell (I highly recommend it). I prefer the Reformed faith and subscribe to the Five Solas, but hold to baptism by immersion. I also hold to a continuationist view of the doctrine of Spiritual gifts. To me, the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, with a Christocentric theme in its entirety. I hold to an orthodox preterist hermeneutic and prefer the Postmillenial eschatology as the most biblical doctrine of God’s plan for His kingdom in Christ.

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