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 religious 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 where 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 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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3 Responses to Tough Issues of Christianity: Creation

  1. granbee says:

    For me, the cartoon posted here mirrors the way my own Christian parents answered our childhood questions about the origins of the universe and the origins of life. We would go outside and lie down and look up at the night sky and my parents would recite pertinent Bible verses to us about the wonders of God’s world, in which we were privilege to live. As far as “where do babies come from”, they never had to explain. We bred and raised huge amounts of livestock, you see. Any child sent into the pastures on an errand or chore would see all too clearly how little babies were made, especially in the late autumn and winter, if you get my meaning! Just the very best way to learn about the wonders of procreation, if you ask me! In other words, use God’s own handiwork and His Holy Word combined to answer these creation questions.

  2. writinggomer says:

    God…that is our response. God made all, including us. The more science uncovers, the more it supports the bible, not detracts from it. The more that archeologists uncover, the more physical evidence they find to support what the bible has claimed all along!
    Science and the people in it have stated that they do not understand why the universe does not fly apart, it should be impossible for the universe to remain cohesive. Matter and antimatter…the universes remains stable because Jesus Christ keeps it that way.

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