Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | November 18, 2011

Is Evolution an Attack on the Gospel? Part 3 by David Bower

 Gap or Day Age

In Part 2 I mentioned two better known alternatives that attempt to reconcile the Biblical account of creation with the theory of evolution, the gap theory and the day age theory.

The gap theory proposes a gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 which would account for the millions or billions of years required by evolutionary theory. The day age theory suggests that the reference to a day is equivalent to a geological age so one day could be millions or billions of years as required to accommodate the theory.

What puzzles me about adherents of both of those theories is their feeling that reconciliation is needed. Have they been so influenced by this secular humanist theory of evolution that they feel compelled to strive for reconciliation?

I believe the God of the Bible could have created the heavens and the earth in six seconds if He had so desired; He took six days simply because it pleased Him to take six days. There are a number of reasons I believe this completely and confidently but I will only mention two.

The main reason I believe it is because the Bible says it is so; this is stated in the same Bible that tells me if I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ I will be saved. To deliberately reject part of the Bible as the accurate revelation of God is to cast doubt on the rest of the Bible.

I do not recall any Christian saying that Adam and Eve were created as infants as it is evident from Scripture they were adults; although newly created, they had the appearance of age. I believe God would have no problem doing the same with any other part of His creation including the light emanating from the distant stars.

Can All the Bible be Trusted? 

I believe the entire Bible from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21 is “the word of God and is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” Hebrews 4:12.

The second reason I believe the Genesis account of creation is the fact that all of creation as it now exists is going to be destroyed, every galaxy, star, planet, asteroid, meteor, and comet is going to be destroyed by the Lord Jesus Christ and replaced with a new heaven and earth.

I’m convinced that all it will take is for the Lord Jesus Christ to release His grip on creation, because “in him all things hold together” Colossians 1:17b, “and the elements shall melt with fervent heat” II Peter 3:10b. This will take place before the Great White Throne Judgment in my opinion.

We’re Getting a Brand New Universe

Part of my second reason is my confidence that the new heaven and the new earth will be created very quickly; I am sure we won’t be waiting around millions or billions of years for the Lord Jesus Christ to create the new heavens and the new earth by allowing the processes of evolution to run their course.

To me the notion of millions or billions of years in the creation process is ridiculous; as has often been pointed out the Genesis account of the flood better explains what is found on the ground today than the theory of evolution but we may get into that later.

If you have ever had any doubts about the accuracy of the Biblical account of creation, I invite you to join me in accepting the entire Bible as the word of God, both Old and New Testaments; the Biblical account of creation being as equally reliable as the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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