Faith
Wednesday January 25, 2012
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
"Evolution or Creation? "

How much does the Evolution/ Creation controversy bother you and can you figure out what caused it to come about? Genesis 1:1 (KJV) plainly tells that God brought Heaven, earth, and all things into existence:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Does this verse contribute to evolution existing? Your answer has to be no!

Your bible begins by telling you how life began and that it was for a reason; God wants you to know how and why you were created and His Word does that.

Learning about the beginning and how it involves you takes you to Genesis and the Hebrew Manuscripts where you see the English word "beginning" being transliterated from its Hebrew counterpart, "rosh":

H7218> (ro'sh); the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit) :- beginning, chief (-est), first (-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

The beginning took place with God creating Heaven and earth and His First Fruits, you. He does not address "when" he created all things but Revelation 4:11 (KJV) addresses why:

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Heaven, earth and you are the "all things" that God created and He anticipates you pleasuring Him.

Unfortunately, public teachings do address "when" God created all things and this may be the culprit that is breathing life into the Evolution/Creation controversy.

Many today are being taught that life began six thousand years ago when Adam and Eve were created yet this event has nothing to do with when life began. God created Adam and Eve after resting and prior to that, Genesis 1:26-27 (KJV) shows all the races being created on the Sixth Day:

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Yes, Adam and Eve followed the Seventh Day!

2 Peter 3:8 (KJV) also supports 6000 years ago having nothing to do with when life began:

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

 

 

 

 

 


 

In the days of creation, time was measured differently.

A thousand of your years is but a day with the Lord.

Continuing creation and the beginning, Genesis 1:28 (KJV) shows God instructing the Sixth Day creation to be fruitful and multiply:

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

With people multiplying and after He rested the seventh day Genesis 2:5 (KJV) shows the Sixth Day creation without a farmer to till the ground:

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

So, after creating the races on the Sixth Day and after resting a thousand years, Adam and Eve were created to assist God with earth's tilling needs.

Not able to connect 6000 years ago with creation places Scientist and Christians on equal wavelengths. Scientist are correct when claiming that earth is millions of years old and Christians are correct when claiming that evolution is not supported by evidence or fact; both support God creating all things.

Knowing you are right about creation takes you to Webster's where you brush up on evolution:

Etymology: Latin evolution-, evolutio act of unrolling, from evolutus, a noun

1: a series of related changes in a certain direction : process of change : organic development : UNFOLDING, MOVEMENT, TRANSFORMATION *the evolution

2: process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse condition to a higher, more complex, or better state, from primitive units to the modern corporation

Evolution is a process of continuous change, change not taking place in the development of life today. Seashells that you now bring home from the beach are the same as the ones God created in the beginning and may even include one.

For evolution to be factual, scientist are going to have to show something today existing in two stages, one stage advancing to the other and this never having been done makes evolution a theory, not a fact!

Both Webster's and scripture show the evolution part of Evolution/Creation to be non-existent.

Are you allowing schools to teach children that something came from nothing?

Do you believe that earth was created further back than the 6000 years being taught today?

Does scripture reinforce your views of the Evolution/Creation controversy?

Do you possess the skill to expose evolution to be the farce that it is?

 

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com