Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | February 27, 2012

The Creation Story, by David Bower

How Did it All Start?

Mankind has speculated endlessly on the questions of who we are, why are we here, where did we come from, and where are we going, among others. It has always fascinated me that so many of those posing those questions seek answers everywhere but where they can be found.

There is one thing for sure, none of us alive today have any first hand experience with events that occurred during creation nor can any of those processes be duplicated in the laboratory. The study of those events falls into the category of historic science, not experimental science.

What is thought of as the “scientific method involves certain steps such as asking a question, doing research, building a hypothesis, experimental testing of the hypothesis, analysis and conclusions, and publishing the results. It is clear that this is not possible when considering the creation of the universe.

What is very strange is that the theory of evolution has been classified by many in the scientific community as science whereas scientific creationism is classified as religion. The validity of either viewpoint can only be determined by its consistency in explaining what is available for study in the ground.

Which consistently does the better job of explaining what’s in or on the ground, evolution or creationism? That is the only valid question; it is at this point that faith becomes a key factor and I propose that evolution requires a greater leap of faith than creationism.

How Old Are the Heavens and the Earth?

I believe the Bible teaches the heavens and the earth are young, no more than around 6,000 years old. The main reason one would require an extended length of time would be to accommodate a theory that dispenses with the power of an omnipotent creator. For the universe to have happened without a creator, one popular theory suggests it would need to have evolved gradually over an extended period of billions of years.

The Biblical account does not require an extended period of time and efforts to reconcile the Bible’s account with the theory of evolution are a waste of time. There is absolutely no need for a “day age” theory or a “gap theory.” An omnipotent God, such as revealed in the Bible, can and will do whatsoever He pleases in whatsoever manner He chooses.

Another reason I believe in a young earth is the fact this heaven and earth will be destroyed and replaced by a new heaven and earth. This destruction will take place at the end of the Millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ and just before the Great White Throne Judgment.

An entire new heaven and earth will then be created by the Lord Jesus Christ and I’m confident it won’t take billions of years.

It pleased our Lord to take six days of twenty-four hours each although I believe He could have created the whole thing in six seconds had He so chosen. The Biblical account provides a summary of the creation, the fall of Adam and Eve and the repercussions resulting from the fall.

The saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ depends on the accuracy of the first six chapters of Genesis. Over the next few weeks, God willing, I would like to consider some key points from these chapters of Genesis. Next week we will consider the creation of animal life and the creation of Adam and Eve.


Responses

  1. Thank you
    You are a blessing to me.

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    • Sandra:

      Your kind words are encouraging to me, thank you for taking the time to comment.

      David

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