“God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.” – Hebrews 1:1-3a (ESV)
What is the meaning of life? Do we have purpose? Is there more to our existence than the material reality we all experience? Where did we come from? These are questions people have grappled with for a very long time. Many answers are available – the question is which answer to accept. In the end, it comes down to what we choose to believe.
As for me, although I am not a scientific scholar or a theologian, I have spent years studying the debate between Creation and Evolution with great interest. It is my humble opinion that what we choose to believe about origins matters. That is why I am taking time to put my findings in writing. I have researched not only the scriptures, but a broad range of books by Charles Darwin (seminary drop-out and father of the modern Theory of Evolution) to Dr. Henry Morris (hydrologist and father of the modern Creation Science movement).
As a Christian I believe Jesus Christ is Lord. We are told throughout scripture to have faith in God the Father and in His son, Lord Jesus. We are never told to have blind faith. It is my contention that belief in biblical creation is entirely reasonable rather than blind. It is also my contention that Evolution is not reasonable and that faith in evolutionary theory associated philosophies requires blind faith. Beyond this, while there are many beliefs between the fully atheistic and materialistic Evolution and the supernatural special six-day Creation revealed in scripture, close examination of the evidence will require a thoughtful person to choose between extremes rather than stand on the shifting sands between the two.
Which do you believe?
1. God created in 6 literal days about 6000 years ago.
2. God directed the evolutionary processes over a very long period.
3. God is a myth and we are the product of natural evolutionary processes.