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How Important is Creation?

by Feb 4, 2013Christian Discipleship, Christianity & America, Worldview Wars

There are at least two prominent views of the origins of the universe. One being the account in the book of Genesis speaking of the 6 days that God created the heavens and the earth and resting afterward on the seventh day. the other being the concept that this universe and the world has existed for many billions of years having changed incrementally by means of random chance and natural selection.

The bible speaks of the last days saying that in the last days men will not accept sound doctrine but surround themselves with those who will tell them what their itching ears want to hear. My contention is that a literal 6 day creation is a primary Christian doctrine, right up there with the Virgin birth or the resurrection of Christ. I’ve heard scientific arguments explaining away each of these fundamental Christian doctrines and I won’t list them all right now but consider this, the bible also speaks about the last days that people would have a form of godliness but deny it’s power. Essentially call themselves Christians but deny the true power of God.

When a quote Christian end quote declares that they don’t believe in the 6 day creation account as found in Genesis and Psalms can they truly be considered a Christian?

When you accept the creation story that is explained in the bible are we not accepting the power of God? Acknowledging that He is powerful enough to create everything that we see in 6 days? Or when we accept the biblical account of the virgin birth are we not also accepting that God has the power to “overshadow” Mary and fill her body with life from Himself in some amazing way? And when Christians accept the concept that Jesus actually died on the roman cross, was disfigured beyond the appearance of a man, was pierced and died, placed in a tomb and then rose in power on the third day are we not accepting the amazing re-generational power of God?

I pray that we all would examine ourselves and think soberly about exactly what we believe about God…is your God powerful enough to save you? Don’t wait until the end of your story to find out…

 

Here’s a great point made by The Institute for Creation Research:
February 3, 2013
Wrong on Two Counts
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29)

When the Sadducees, who were the theological, philosophical, and scientific elite of the day, came to Jesus with a trick question in an attempt to discredit Him, He responded with the stinging rebuke in today’s verse. While His response dealt specifically with the fact of resurrection and the nature of the afterlife, His twofold evaluation of self-reliant scholars still fits today, particularly in regard to evolutionary speculations.

By the time Darwin had published his book Origin of Species, attributing evolutionary progression to natural selection, he had probably become an atheist and so set about to ascribe creation to natural causes. He attributed to nature abilities which clearly belong to God alone. He knew something of the Scriptures, but his memoirs show that he had little understanding of basic biblical teaching. He felt that if there was a God, He had little power or had not been involved in the affairs of this earth. Most atheistic evolutionists today follow Darwin’s intellectual footsteps.

But what of Christian intellectuals, theistic evolutionists, progressive creationists, or advocates of the framework hypothesis, who claim to know God but yet deny His awesome power in creation? They too reject the clear teaching of Scripture regarding creation, relegating God to the mundane task of overseeing the evolutionary process, reducing His power to something man can accomplish. Peter aptly describes this attitude when he calls it willful ignorance (2 Peter 3:5).

It has been suggested by some that all human error can be traced to one or both of these categories: not knowing (and/ or believing) the Scriptures, and underestimating the power of God. JDM

 

Here’s a good article if you want more…

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