Frankly, I was a little surprised. And confused. For example, Lisle and Ken Ham were quite critical of Hugh Ross' promotion of biblical poetry as offering additional information about the creation (what Hugh calls "creation accounts") in the Ankerberg debate (and other places). Yet, Lisle uses some similar arguments, and even some of the same Bible verses, that Hugh does.
Here is a summary of the points Lisle makes. Note how many of these use poetry.
- The Bible is not an astronomy textbook, but where it touches on astronomy, it's factually correct.
- The Bible talks about the Earth being round (Is. 40:22; Job 26:10).
- The Earth hangs in space (Job 26:7).
- The universe is expanding (Is. 40:22). [This section was especially surprising to me.]
- God finished His creation work on Day 7 (Gen. 2:2).
- The universe is aging and wearing out.
- The second law of thermodynamics is not a consequence of the Fall. It was there from the beginning of creation, in fact we were designed around it. Life requires the second law of thermodynamics.
Now, this clip didn't surprise me as much as the first, but I do still find it very interesting since Hugh Ross has done so much pioneering work in this area for Christian apologetics. Fast forward to 8:20 where Lisle talks about extra-solar planets. That's followed by a discussion about ETs.