Do you believe the Bible, but not creation in 6 days? We have not discussed it in detail yet, but creation is the basis of the Bible. If God did not create the heavens and the earth in 6 days, Adam and Eve did not exist. If they were not real, historical people it causes serious problems for the genealogy of Jesus. The Bible says Jesus descended from Adam who was created by God in His image.1 Remember no evolutionist has yet proven how ape-like creatures evolved speech or consciousness. If Adam was not real, Jesus isn’t either. Which means the Bible has no message of redemption and hope for life after death.
There are reasons that the Bible begins with the creation account. It shows up God’s authority. He is the Owner of the universe. Normally if a person creates something, like a business, a painting, a house, or a sculpture, it belongs to that person. That is also true of the universe. It has an Owner, ‘To the Lord your God belongs the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.’ 2
The word ‘God’ in Genesis 1 means the all-powerful, invincible One, the only true God, who needs nobody to assist Him. It is written, These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.3 Creation shows the difference between the Bible and other religious books. Do they have a logical precise account of how and for what purpose their gods created the universe? The Bible reveals God’s plan for His creation—an eternal new heavens and earth, where He will live with His Family.
Another reason creation is important is miracles. If God is not the Creator, how does one explain the miracles in the Bible? Miracles only make sense because God is the Creator (think about the thousands of DNA codes that had to be designed for all the kinds of living things and plants). This is very important, because many people laugh at the miracles in the Bible, claiming they are impossible. Science cannot answer the most basic question—where did life begin? The main obstacle remains the immense complexity of the genetic code (DNA) and the cell (among others). If God created life by speaking, miracles are not mysterious. NB! Please, don’t let evolution fool you into thinking they have solved the problem of first life. They haven’t. That is why they search for possible earth-like planets where life might have begun by some mysterious process.
We also read in the Bible that this present universe and the earth will be destroyed by fire, a veritable big bang. It will be replaced with an eternal universe. Only an omnipotent God will be able to accomplish that. The same God who made the first ‘edition’ (in six days), will also make the final ‘edition’ (in a short time). ‘In keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.’ 4 Because God is the Creator of the first heavens and the earth in six days, we have the hope that He can and will create new heavens and a new earth.
Question: Do you agree that creation is the basis of the Bible?
- Luke 3:23-38
- Deuteronomy 10:14
- Jeremiah 10:11
- 2 Peter 3:13