By Nathan Jones
Are Evolutionists correct in their claim that it has taken billions of years to make what exists today? Or, is the Bible correct in it's account that God made everything in six literal days? And, does believing in a six day Creation make one a moron?
An academic who once held to billions of years was Dr. Jobe Martin, former dentist, professor and Evolutionist. Having clearly seen God's eternal power and divine nature from what has been made (Rom. 1:20), Dr. Martin came to faith in Jesus Christ and a trust in the biblical account of the six days of Creation. He and his wife Jenna Dee have since formed Biblical Discipleship Ministries based in Rockwall, Texas to teach on campuses, classrooms and churches that we can trust the Bible's account of the Creation and Jesus as Savior.
How do you respond to people who say your belief that the Earth was created in six literal days about 6,000 years ago makes Christians look like morons, and who then claim that science has already proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Earth is billions of years old?
I'd punch him in the nose! [chuckle] Well, that's what your flesh wants to do. The Spirit says to love them, so you love them.
It depends on how you want to come at it. If they say they are a Christian then I'll usually go back and the conversation will go somewhat like this:
Dr. Martin: "Okay, you say you are a Christian. Do you believe what the Bible says?"
Skeptic: "Of course I believe what the Bible says."
Dr. Martin: "Okay, well then, you say you don't believe in the Creation like the Bible describes it, you believe the way Evolution describes it?"
Skeptic: "Well, because science has proven it."
Dr. Martin: "Now, tell me, do you believe in Virgin Birth?"
Skeptic: "Of course I do."
Dr. Martin: "Well, you'd better, because if you don't believe in Virgin Birth then Jesus inherited an Adamic sin nature and He couldn't be the sinless lamb. But, I could prove with science that Virgin Birth does not happen in humans."
Skeptic: "Well, how?"
Dr. Martin: "We could lock up virgin young ladies for 9 months. Are they going to come out and have babies? No, absolutely not! So, we can do a scientific experiment that proves virgins don't have babies. But, you say you believe in Virgin Birth. Why?"
Skeptic: "Because the Bible says so."
Dr. Martin: "Do you believe in the Resurrection?"
Skeptic: "Well, of course I do."
Dr. Martin: "Well, you'd better, because if don't believe in the Resurrection then you are not going to Heaven. It is appointed. A man is supposed to confess with our mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart God raised Him for the dead. Romans 10:9 says that you will then be saved. So, resurrection is part of salvation.
I can prove Resurrection doesn't happen. Do you want to volunteer? (Nobody ever volunteers. I could shoot people dead, but unless the Rapture happens they're not going to come popping up.)
You believe in the Virgin Birth, you believe in the Resurrection, and we can prove with science that neither one of those are going to happen. But, you don't believe in Creation like the Bible describes it. And there is lots of science that really supports the Creation idea just like the Bible presents it.
And so, what is probably going on here is that you love the approval of men more than the approval of God (John 5:44; 12:43)."
The Evolution of a Creationist Book by Dr. Jobe Martin:
Creation Proclaims Video by Dr. Jobe Martin:
God of Wonders Video by Eternal Productions: