Posted on June 6th, 2013
John Lennox, writing on the revolution of Copernican astronomy and how it necessitated new examination of Biblical texts, observed that Luther allegedly called Copernicus a “fool” for wanting to turn astronomy upside down, since Scripture clearly tells us that the sun moves, not the earth. Of course, the “new” interpretation eventually won the day.
Why do Christians accept this “new” interpretation [that the earth orbits the sun], and not still insist on a “literal” understanding of the “pillars of the earth”? Why are we not still split up into fixed-earthers and moving-earthers? Is it really because we have all compromised, and made Scripture subservient to science?
Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science (p. 19)
I haven’t read beyond this point yet, but I believe Lennox is going to argue in this book that we can reexamine the “seven days” of Genesis 1-2 without making Scripture subservient to science.