Refuting Compromise by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati

Refuting Compromise: A Biblical and Scientific Refutation of “Progresssive Creationism” is an excellent resource for Creationists. Sarfati does a fantastic job of demolishing the arguments of Hugh Ross (from Reasons To Believe). Ross pushes a theory that purportedly marries the creation account from Genesis and popular science. Unfortunately, whenever there is a disagreement between science and the Bible, science always wins.

I read this book with delight. I have always been interested in this field and this was the most helpful book on this subject that I have seen. Sarfati documents each statement very well and demonstrates clearly the flaws in Ross’ theories. Frequently, Ross makes generalizations that are wrong. Ross also misquotes sources regularly. Sarfati takes Ross’ sources and demonstrates that Ross misquoted those sources.

My one complaint in this book is its lack of background information. Sarfati assumes that I have more scientific background than I actually have. This book may not be accessible to every reader, but anyone willing to delve into unfamiliar material will not have a problem.

Refuting Compromise is a good resource, but it is a tad more encyclopedic than standard book. After one reading, it becomes a handy tool for reference. Each topic and sub-topic have headings making it easy to find material at a later date. Considering the shift toward Intelligent Design in America, this book should be on your shelf. You will find opportunity to discuss this subject and you should be aware of the facts and issues. If you agree with Ross, then you should read this book and rethink your position. Ross’ arguments fall flat under a careful scrutiny.


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