Sunday: Creation Week

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1, NKJV). How does this opening line automatically make the Bible and Darwinian evolution mutually exclusive?  1

The book of Genesis opens with God already in action as Creator. No explanation for, or introduction of, God is given. None of the Bible writers thought that God needed an introduction. The closest thing for a proof of the existence of God might be the sentiment of the psalmist: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’” (Ps. 14:1, NKJV).

Scholars have noted an amazing artistry, not just in the act of creation itself but in how it is presented in the Bible. Genesis 1:2 provides the introductory aspects on which God’s masterpieces of matter are organized: “The earth was without form and void.” The first three days He “forms” what was “unformed.” The next three days He “fills” what had been “void” or empty.

In other words, the light that was created on day one is filled or completed on day four with the great lights of the sun and moon (and “the stars also,” Gen. 1:16). The air and water that had been the focus on day two are filled up with the birds and water creatures on day five (Gen. 1:6–820–23). The dry land separated from the waters and then filled with vegetation on day three (Gen. 1:9–13) was completed with the land animals along with humans on day six. Finally, all was pronounced “very good” and then regally celebrated on the seventh day by God Himself (Gen. 2:1–3).

The point is, nothing in these texts leaves any indication that anything was left to chance. On the contrary, the texts teach the opposite: everything was meticulously worked out and planned.

According to the following texts, who also believed in the biblical account of Creation? 

Matt. 19:4

Exod. 20:8–11

1 Tim. 2:13

Isa. 40:26

Everything in the Bible testifies to the fact that the Lord created the world, speaking it into existence just as depicted in Genesis 1 and 2. Scripture leaves us no wiggle room on that matter. One can choose Creation, or one can choose evolution, but honesty allows no melding of the two. The texts themselves don’t leave us that option.



Sunday: Creation Week — 1 Comment

  1. Thanks to the staff! Great job.
    Very excellent summary of creation week.
    Much encouragement and may you all be richly
    blessed in this so important ministry.


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