This is one of the most controversial chapters in the Bible! For some, it explains how we came to be. For others, it is a fairy tale, fable, or myth with no real scientific backing! As Christians, we face a hard decision: do we believe what God’s Word says is true or do we go with what modern science has “proven”. And so the controversy begins: Creation vs. Evolution? I think it’s vital as a Christian to know where you stand on such issues. I remember watching an animal documentary on bats not too long ago. It showed how they physically changed and adapted to their environment over time. It really bothered me because I thought “evolution” wasn’t true, but was it? What was evolution? What is Darwin’s theory? How does it compare to Creation? This experience really emphasized my lack of knowledge in this area and has driven me to find answers. If you are in the same boat, I challenge you to do some research and find the answers to these questions. Research what science has really proven and what is simply a hypothesis or theory. Check it out for yourself and solidify today what you believe. I guarantee at one point or another your belief system will be challenged. Will it be able to stand the test or will it crumble from lack of knowledge? If you were asked today, where you stood on this issue, would you be able to give a solid, credible answer?
Here are some websites for Creation to get you started:
I also encourage you to look at it from the other aspect as well:
- (Word of caution: when using Wikipedia, make sure the author of an entry has credible resources before taking it as fact.)
- You could also use the library as a resource for research material.
I have been pondering this chapter all day as well as my previous statements! And after giving it much thought here is what I think!
I think the beginning of my thoughts may be misinterpreted. As Christians, we definitely believe that God’s Word is true and that Genesis 1 explains who created us and how. Often the controversy comes in when your belief is challenged by something, in my case the bat documentary. Now, I knew where I stood on the issue, but I didn’t have enough understanding of scripture or even understand the basics of the opposing idea, to ward off confusion. So, I looked in depth at what the Bible said and also looked at the basic premise of the opposing idea. Also, when I said, “Research what science has really proven and what is simply a hypothesis or theory. Check it out for yourself and solidify today what you believe.”, I may have been a little ambitious. I was trying to encourage others like myself to know what they believe. Now, I do think that people can go too far in their pursuit of knowledge and understanding and become all consumed in it. I’m not saying to do that.