To justify a reliance on science you’ll hear of the “Two Book” approach.
This approach says God has revealed in two ways – through his creation itself, and through his revealed word.
This is particularly true when theories that are acknowledged to be at root based on circular reasoning (and thus yield results which can be anything the researcher wants them to be) are still accepted.
Like the dating of fossils for example.This is the fundamental disconnect between ID and Creationism – the recognition of truth.
If you’re taking cues from certain Intelligent Design (ID) proponents, you might feel like the label “creationist” is a label to avoid at all costs.
Here’s why that’s both the wrong approach and dishonoring to God.
That is because most creationists identify first and foremost as Christians – followers of Christ. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” (John 18.37) And where is truth to be found?
That is of course based on Bechly’s estimate of the fossils being 120 million years old. A creationist could not, in good conscience report those years without a qualifier, such as “supposedly 120 million years old.”A better characterization of creationism is, “an identification and defense of what is true with regards to origins.
But more importantly, it’s not where you start that’s important, it’s where you finish. For scientists – including ID theorists – the final authority is (clearly) the fallible science of men.
For creationists the final authority is the word of God. and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.
I noticed a pattern developing as I read a recent article in Evolution News & Science Today, the evolution and Intelligent Design reporting and analysis site run by the Discovery Institute.
The Institute is one of the leading advocates of Intelligent Design theory these days.