Summary: Scripture that is God-breathed and authoritative. Over the last several weeks, I’ve demonstrated to you how theories like evolution are imposed to undermine Scripture and unseat God from His position as Creator.
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Genesis 1:1–13 ESV
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. 9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
We have spent the last several weeks covering the creation account of Genesis of the Holy Scripture. The scripture that is God-breathed and authoritative. Over the last several weeks, I’ve demonstrated to you how theories like evolution are imposed to undermine Scripture and unseat God from His position as Creator. Something that I’ve shown you and I will continue to show you, has failed in all its attempts.
For some reason, various Christians or teachers have attempted to figure out a way to include the evolutionary idea into the creation narrative. Either they are looking for notoriety or acceptance in academic circles, or they are afraid to stand up against the false teaching. What is interesting is how science has become supreme to the Scripture and Scripture must now before what our world contends is the final authority in this matter. But as I told you last week, science is never an acceptable hermeneutic of Scripture.
So either you believe the Bible or you do not. If you do not believe this account, you fall into one of these two categories:
1. Theistic Evolutionist: Believes that God is real, yet He used evolution to evolve all things in this world to include the creation of mankind,
2. Naturalistic Evolutionist (which most non-believers are): Believes that everything evolved by accident and that there is no God nor Creator.
Neither of these are compatible with the creation narrative. In fact, the more science attempts to justify its evolutionary theory, the more it finds itself kneeling to the Bible. And every knee will bow before God. The question is will you worship Him as your creator and redeemer or will you stand before Him as Judge?
Paul Ackerman in his book, It’s a Young World After All, says this: “Let me be blunt on this matter. Evolutionists around the world have had to learn the hard way that evolution cannot stand up against creationism in any fair and impartial debate situation where the stakes are the hearts and minds of intelligent, undecided, but nevertheless objective and open-minded audiences. Experience will prove that the same is true for the age issue as well. Evolutionists’ beliefs regarding the origin and development of life cannot withstand the scrutiny of an informed opposition, and neither can evolutionists claim to the effect that the universe has existed for 10 to 20 billion years and the earth for 4.5 billion years. To delay the collapse of widespread public acceptance of such claims, it will be necessary for evolutionist scientists to carefully avoid debate,”
Genesis 1:9–10 ESV
9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Now the dawning of Day 3 brings us to God creating dry land and vegetation. Secular scientists would say that this must have taken billions and billions of years because of rock formations, carbon dating, and the like. The age of the earth has continued to grow from millions of years to now somewhere around 45 billion years. If you can’t explain something you just add more time because something must come to be with time+chance+matter. There is an incredible amount of observable and scientific information to prove that this simply isn’t the case.