Monday, October 26, 2009

Why The Creation Matters

Nathan JonesPDFBy Nathan Jones

"Teaching why Evolution has got it wrong is a waste of time. What does it matter? Move on to another topic." - A Fellow Christian

Why does believing in the Creation matter? Why indeed should any Christian spend time showing how Evolution has got it wrong and the Bible's account of the Creation has got it right? These are very good questions.

Dr. Jobe MartinAs I come to the last interview in this series concerning Evolution and Creation, I leave the very important answer to the questions above to Dr. Jobe Martin, a 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.


Why is it so important to believe the biblical account of Creation?

I think the first point is: who determines truth, is it God or is it man?

If it is God, then where do we find His truth? In His Word it says, "His Word is truth" (Jn. 17:17). It is that truth that will set us free. It is that truth that sanctifies us.

We could go to the Creation account in Genesis and say, "Well, you know, we can't really take that literally." If we do that, then how much of the rest of the Bible do we say, "I don't really have to take that literally?" And that moves right into Bible prophecy. If we don't take those early chapters of Genesis literally, we then don't have to take Bible prophecy literally. All of a sudden we have wishy-washy ideas about the Bible. But, we can believe those early chapters of Genesis.

Jesus is the Creator. If Jesus is not the Creator and He didn't do it like He says He did it, and Genesis is in His Word, well then, how can we believe Him when He tells us He died for our sins? No, I don't think so.

Doubting the Creation account I think is one of the reasons we are losing so many of our kids. Our kids are raised in homes where Dad and Mom believe in Jesus, but when asked if they believe in the Creation they reply, "Well, no, we are Theistic Evolutionist, or we are Progressive Creationists." All of a sudden our young people are saying, "Oh, I guess you can't really trust the Bible as it is read in just the common ordinary way." We are losing them. We are losing up to 88% published figures by the end of four years of college!

It is absolutely crucial that we understand the Creation and realize that almost every false worldview is based on Evolution. Without Evolution you don't have a grasp on reality. Evolution robs God of His glory and steals His praise. God says through the Bible, "I created and here is how I did it. I did it in 6 days." But we say, "I don't think I believe that."

It is also absolutely crucial that we understand that God's Word is the truth. If we say the Word is God's truth as we should as Christians, well then let's believe it from page one. We can do this. We can trust in Him. There is no science that is testable, verifiable, experimentally reproducible (unless it is falsifying science) that discredits anything this book say. Not any! There is not one scientific experiment anywhere that is a true experiment, not based on assumptions that are false, that will discredit and disprove the Bible. We can trust it.

As a matter of fact, there was one person present when the Creation occurred, and that was God Almighty Himself. Actually, we have a triple eyewitness — God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He says all we need is two to make it right.

If you don't know Jesus as your Savior, I would encourage you get a Bible and start reading at the book of John. Realize, okay, here is what the Bible says and then just pray as I once did, "Lord Jesus, you show me what's true, and if it is true I am going to believe it." Then realize you are a sinner. We are all sinners. Maybe you are an Evolutionist or a New Ager, or maybe you think there is no such thing as sin, but you are a sinner. We do things that are evil and go against what God says. He says that even while we're sinners Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8).

I would encourage you to put your faith and trust in Jesus and believe in Him. Invite Him to be your Savior. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Receive Him as your Savior. He is your resurrected Lord. He is your resurrected Savior and Creator, and He loves you.


Resources

The Evolution of a CreationistThe Evolution of a Creationist Book by Dr. Jobe Martin:
This fascinating book describes Dr. Jobe Martin's personal journey from an evolution-trained scientist to a Bible-believing creationist. Dr. Martin examines many of the claims and theories of prominent evolutionists, comparing their often incredible, inconsistent, pseudo-scientific explanations of origins to the clear and simple description of the Creation as depicted in the Bible.

Creation ProclaimsCreation Proclaims Video by Dr. Jobe Martin:
Come face-to-face with some of the world's most fascinating creatures! You'll discover how Creation proclaims the character, majesty, power and, glory of our Creator God. In each creature feature, you'll learn how God is reaching out to mankind by making Himself known in unmistakable ways.

God of WondersGod of Wonders Video by Eternal Productions:
A feature-length Discovery-quality documentary without the evolutionary bias. Stunning nature footage, scientific insights and Scriptures combine to reveal the wonders of our Creator as observed throughout His creation.

2 comments:

hartdawg said...

as said many times in this series satan attacks the beginning(creation) the center(the ressurrection) and the end(prophecy) more then any other portion and reduces the rest of the Bible to simply good moral stories. old news i know but it still amazes me

glen walling said...

here is evidence for the bible
360 day years used to be a literal reality, until god changed it to 365.25 days

Lo, I am bringing back the shadow of the degrees that it hath gone down on the degrees of Ahaz, by the sun, backward ten degrees:' and the sun turneth back ten degrees in the degrees that it had gone down.
Isaiah 38:8

this was around the same time that all the cultures realised that there was 365.25 days per year
because god changed it

read this link everyone it's mindblowing!!!

http://www.direct.ca/trinity/360vs365.html