I have been a member of Houston’s Second Baptist Church for about twenty years, and I have never heard a sermon from Ed Young Sr. (or Jr.) about the historicity of Noah’s Flood, as described in the Bible, they just dance around it, very occasionally mentioning Noah and his life in passing, only when they must, and then briefly.
This morning, during the service, a deacon was praying before the offering plates were passed, and he talked about Noah having given his best animal to sacrifice to God (in thanks after the Global Flood which the deacon nor anybody else ever mentions), and when he said the word Noah, I did a double-take, you could barely tell he said “Noah,” it sounded more like Chevy Chase’s “Land Shark” on Saturday Night Live, sort of mumbled, as if he was intending that half the congregation wouldn’t understand what he said. It was very funny.
And before the service, I was shopping in the church bookstore, looking at the books under Apologetics, my field of interest, and there, proponing young earth creationsim (the plain reading of Genesis) were but two copies of Henry M. Morris’ 1951 book Science and the Bible, a little bitty (but very good) book, tucked way-down-low at the very end of a shelf, almost out of sight.
I met a couple after church at brunch, who had gone to the service at the First Baptist Church (possibly because they are more agreeable to young earth creationism?), and I struck up a conversation about football, as they were talking about it, I led the conversation to young earth creationism, and they were very familiar with Henry Morris, who taught engineering at Rice University in Houston, way back in the day.
And they just happen to be young earth creationists too, so I referred them to this blog, and off we go. If things don’t change soon, half the people in the congregations of churches will know many great reasons to believe the book of Genesis, as it plainly reads, while most of the pastors will be up on stage fastidiously avoiding the mention of Noah and the Deluge, at almost any cost. It would be funny if not so sad.
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