Genesis 1:1–5 (ESV)
The Creation of the World (Day 1)
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God
was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And
God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
Today’s world challenges the creation account of the Bible and hangs their hat on science. The one thing that
I ask is to question the presuppositions of science. They (scientific world) claims that creationism does not hold up to science. I will say that science doesn’t hold up to it’s own testing… or lack of it. Number one, neither
Creationism or Evolution hold up to the Scientific Method. Neither are reproducible. The science community never look into the mirror when they attack the Bible. Also, if the world is as old as they say it is, the moon-drift theory proves
them wrong. The distance of the moon’s orbit is slowly drifting away. If we take that rate and back it up to the old-age theory offered by science, the gravitational pull from the moon would destroy the earth. As far as evolution goes,
where are all the fossils to support evolution. What we see is a lack of fossil records to support it. I’m not here to challenge the science vs creationism views. I will come straight out and say that I am a creationist… not
because of science, but because I believe the Bible to be the Word of God. It took me a while to settle in on my beliefs. But here are some questions that I struggled with. If God uses Genesis to explain the beginning in a simple story (as
a beginning) and that it is not how it really happened, then it means that God has lied to us. If he has lied to us about the beginning of the world, then he would lie to us about our salvation. If I truly believe the Bible to be the Word of God,
inerrant and infallible… then I must take the creation account as is.
Another view that I have is that I believe in an all powerful God. I want to challenge Christians to change their perspective.
Do you believe in an all powerful God? If you do, then you shouldn’t have a problem with God creating the world (universe) in six days. In fact… if you believe in an all powerful God… What took him so long? After all…
I believe he could have done it in one day! Or even at the snap of his fingers in a split second. So why six days? He was laying out the seven day week with the seventh day being a day of rest. We see the 7 day week, 30 day month, and
12 month year in the account of Noah in Genesis. I am not going to take on the world, but I am going to believe God’s Word. God said it, I believe it! We see on day one, God created by speaking “Let there be Light” and there
was light! Light was separated from the darkness and we have “day one”. We also see the Holy Spirit at work when he was hovering over the face of the waters.
I pray: O Lord, I live in a world that challenges your Word. To pass classes, we must go against your teaching. We live in a world that is turning against you and ridicules you. A world that denies you. Help me to cling
to the faith you have given me and to cling to your Word. Amen.