Belief in Creation

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.” (Hebrews 11:2)

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Many people would like to know how the universe began, and how everything in it came into being. Two conflicting ideas exist – either everything was created by someone or it all evolved from nothing. Each of these ideas requires belief, an act of faith, for it is impossible to go back to the beginning and investigate what happened. Are we to believe in a Big Bang, as some would tell us, or are we to believe the Bible account of an orderly step-by-step creation?

Belief in the Big Bang followed by millions of years of evolution is very popular because it is taught in schools and colleges and vigorously promoted by the media. For most people the details of the theory are too difficult to grasp, so they just accept it and it becomes their firm belief. No one seems to tell us that this theory (1) has a very shaky basis (e.g., something cannot come from nothing); (2) has numerous contradictions (e.g., species adapt but do not change into other species because of their unique DNA); (3) is contrary to our experience (e.g., every structure, every art form, everything that works, necessarily has an inventor/designer/creator). Besides, because of its shortcomings many scientists do not believe it.

Is it not better (and more logical) to believe what God has told us, for He was the only one who was there at the beginning? We are not told everything about how He did it, but the whole Bible storyline is based upon the fact that He did create everything.

Science carefully and rationally examines a universe which proclaims God’s power and glory (see Romans 1:20). The apex of creation is mankind, you and me, made in the image of God. Each of us is therefore accountable to God for what we do with our lives. But accountability to God is something we might want to avoid. Therefore, if we believe that God was not involved in it at all, does evolution let us “off the hook”?

It doesn’t really. Is it not better to face the facts and say, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God”?