When asked about the problems with an old-earth position, Al Mohler said:
"The first problem is exegetical -- that is, it has to do with the interpretation of Scripture. I'm absolutely certain that there is no problem when one holds to a young-earth position. But if you hold an old-earth position, you have to employ interpretive methodologies in Genesis1-3 that most evangelicals would recognize as being invalid in any other context. There are huge exegetical problems,and they impact our understanding of the rest of Scripture."