Tough Issues of Christianity: Creation

Since time immemorial man has gazed into the skies and wondered: What’s out there? How did this all come to be? How does it all come together (how does it work)?

Man has looked at his surroundings and asked: Where did this come from? Why does it rain? How do things grow?

All of these questions and many more have sent mankind on an unquenchable quest for answers. It has led to a myriad of €œreligious€ beliefs. It has led to the development of what we now call science.

Today, although we have found many answers, these questions drive mankind more than ever before. As we peel back the onion of knowledge, we find that the more we know, the more we don’t know.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

These are the first words of the Holy Bible. They are absolutely essential to our faith in God. Yet these very words and all that they mean are being questioned and are even under attack.

In public schools the Biblical account of creation can’t be taught in the USA and in many other countries. In our universities students are taught to question and explore, more often than not by those who reject the Biblical account.

Dinosaurs and galaxies grab the attention and curiosity of our youngsters. They ask the same questions that the earliest man asked about the origins and nature of the universe and everything it contains. At some point nearly every child asks some version of the question €œwhere do babies come from?€

How do we respond?

There are three major schools of thought about the origins of the universe and life: Natural Selection (Darwinian Evolution), The Biblical Account of Creation Evolution and Intelligent Design.

The purpose of this blog is not to take a stand on any of these. Nor is it to make any in-depth analysis of these three major schools of thought.

Instead, this blog asks a single question: In a scientific, anti-God, technological world, how do we respond to our children on questions of the origins of the universe and life?

Shalom,
Art

Alive in The Word

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Missouri, USA Married to Marty, 45 years 2 sons (with 2 daughers-in-law) and 2 granddaughters Life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and delivering the Good News
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4 Responses to Tough Issues of Christianity: Creation

  1. I think when the universe finally collapses, should that happen, I will long have been in a “better place.”

    Whatever this long-term future holds, it is in God’s plan… and His control.

    Thanks for the comment, Brother B.

  2. billybtennessee says:

    On a different topic I guess, I watched a show on the history channel wherein they were talking about how the universe is going to eventually become black and finally explode again. Of course as born again Christains, we know what the future holds.

    For those who believe science has most of the answers, the future does not look real bright. I am glad I just simply believe what God said about everything, past, and future. Enjoyed the reminder Brother. Billy

  3. ptl2010 says:

    I heard a non-believing scientist say “the laws the scientists discover are really their learning to understand the designs of God”. They are not proving any of their own theories but the theories that God has designed and with every finding they are driven nearer to acknowledging that there could only be one Designer. The laws have been there all along it only took man to partially discover them over the period time that he has had and he is puffed up with it.

    • God created the universe by His spoken word. Amazing!

      Through His written word, the Holy Bible, He has revealed His character and His plan for us. Progressive revelation.

      I firmly believe that science is simply another for of progressive revelation, revealing to us the marvels of His creation.

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