In Genesis chapters 1-2, you will find the ‘The Story of Creation’. For years this has always been debated on whether it is true or not. Science tries daily to defend that there is no God and that we are here on earth by accident. Our society imposes on our youth to be taught the Big Bang and Evolution in school. If you are a follower of God’s Word, you will most likely be questioned at one point in your life about Creation vs Science. This is why it is so important for us to know what God’s Word says.
Throughout high school and college writing courses, I have been taught the key to making a successful argument is to know both sides. While you know a lot about your perspective on the argument, what about the other sides perspective? If we are ever questioned about our belief in God’s Word we not only need scripture to back it up but also other data to back it up. You can find so much valid data to back up the Bible.
One argument of Charles Darwin is that the Bible does not give an accurate world history. Dr. Henry Morris said, “In 1810, about one billion people lived on earth. In less than 200 years, the population hit six billion. This fits the biblical chronology perfectly as the current population started about 4,400 years ago with Noah and his family after the Flood. An evolutionary timeline would require not only a nearly non-existent growth rate but also three trillion deceased humans within the last million years.”.
Dr. Michael Denton from the University of Otago in New Zealand, who is a senior research fellow in human molecular genetics said, “All the evidence available in the biological sciences supports the core proposition that the cosmos is a specially designed whole with life and mankind as its fundamental goal and purpose, a whole in which all facets of reality have their meaning and explanation in this central fact.”. The Bible also backs this up in Isaiah 45:18, “For this is what the LORD says– he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited– he says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.”.
Another common argument is where did God come from? First off, God did not have a beginning, he always existed, and he always will. We can reference this in Isaiah 40:28, “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.”. Secondly, God does not grow old or change, this is why we depend on God. Malachi 3:6 says “I the Lord do not change”.
We all have a purpose in our life that God had already planned out before our birth. Why believe that we are from some accident of events or started life from a warm pond? Colossians 1:16 says “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”. Without God and his Word, life is meaningless. This is even confirmed by Bertrand Russell, who is an atheist and stated, “Unless you assume God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.”. Do you want a meaningful life or a meaningless life? I believe the choice is clear, and this is why we must seek God’s Word, and accept his Son as our savior.