Genesis 1-3, Psalm 1
The first 11 chapters of Genesis have been under assault for approximately 100 years. Though the theory of evolution really began in 1859 when Charles Darwin wrote, “The Origin of the Species”, the theory exploded pushing Creation out of the public sector in 1925. In the famous Monkey-Scopes trial popularized in the play and movie, “Inherit the Wind”, the path was paved to push evolution in and Creation out of the school system. Though people would like to try to merge the two, this doesn’t make any sense since at the core of Evolution is randomness and a lack of purpose, where Creation speaks of purpose in the hands of a Creator. Though those who speak against Creation like to claim they have science on their side, a careful study shows the opposite is true. Society will never know this since those in power in education from elementary school to college, those in control of all of the scientific journals and media will only permit “evidence” in support of Evolution. Ben Stein in 2008 put out a documentary revealing this called, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”.
The Bible begins with Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Importantly, the word translated “created” comes from the Hebrew term bara, which speaks of creating something out of nothing. Man and the evolutionary theory can only speak of creating something from something else, only God can create something out of nothing. In Genesis 1:5, we read, “God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.” Though skeptics like to claim that the word for day in Hebrew, “yom” used here can have different meanings to try to explain the billions of years, an honest look doesn’t allow this. The day is a 24 hour day, even mentions evening and morning. Outside of Genesis 1 every time the word “yom” is used (359 times) with a number it means a literal day (24 hours). In Genesis 1:11, we read, “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.” This seed which produces its own kind is the DNA which enables any species to reproduce. This marvelous creation of God is amazingly complex. Realize the average human has 70 trillion cells. Each cell has tightly coiled DNA which if stretched goes to 6 feet. Realize if we stretched the DNA in any adult human it could go back and forth from the earth to the sun 610.9x. Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA and atheist concluded later in life that the complexity of DNA required an intelligent creator.
So, if we question why this debate so important. Once you begin to question or eliminate Scripture, we put ourselves in the position of judge rather than God and His Word. Genesis is as much a part of God’s Word as Romans. It is a very dangerous thing when society tries to twist Scripture to conform to what they believe is correct. Whenever we try to adjust God’s Word or cherry-pick what we want in order to make it more pleasing or relevant we run the risk of elevating our opinions to god-like status. May we all approach God’s Word with fear and trembling, in absolute awe as to the nature and power of God. Anyone who questions how it’s possible that God could create all we see in 6 days doesn’t know God. If God wanted to create it in 6 seconds He could have. After a careful look at Creation versus Evolution, it actually takes much more of a leap of faith to believe in Evolution.
Messages from Pastor Lloyd Pulley:
- In the Beginning, Genesis 1:1-5
- Days of Creation, Genesis 1:6-31
- The Creation of Man and Woman, Genesis 2
- Paradise Lost – Part 1, Genesis 3:1-7
- Paradise Lost – Part 2, Genesis 3:8-24
Digging Deeper from Other Sources