Climate Change and Genesis 1

Climate change is news, big news.  People clamour for governments to take action – otherwise we are doomed.  Strange as it may sound, it all has to do with God’s creation as described in Genesis 1.  God created the earth first.  Look at the tightly interwoven creation after six days.  God built successively on what precedes.  Simplified it is something like this: 

#  Day 1

The earth is created.  Everything was still in darkness.  Then God created light and divided the light from the darkness and called them ‘day’ and ‘night.’

#  Day 2  

God created an expanse (He named it ‘sky’) that divided the waters above it from the waters below it.  In that way He created the hydrological cycle of evaporation, rain and snow.  Without it there can be no life on earth.

#  Day 3

  • God divided the waters and the land.  Creation became more interdependent.  The waters above, the waters below (seas) and the land in balance as a tightly integrated unit. 
  • Next God covers the ground with vegetation.  Thus the earth which was empty and formless, becomes more ‘filled.’  The plants, the land, the seas and the sky form a unit.   
  • As an aside, it is obvious that bare soil will be eroded unless covered with vegetation.  This is one indication of the upset of nature’s intricate balance, when the ground is denuded with deforestation and overgrazing, et cetera. 

#  Day 4

God created the sun, moon and stars.  The sun has exactly the right rays to set the photosynthesis factory in the leaves of plants in action.  That produces oxygen, which all living organisms need.  Living organisms produce carbon dioxide which all plants need.  They are closely related, each dependent on the other.  

#  Day 5 & 6

In these two days God created the fish and organisms in the water, birds and all flying creatures, animals and man.  They are all dependent on the plant life, on the land, on the seas and other waters, and the waters in the sky.  

#  A tightly interrelated ‘unit’ 

So in six days God created a tightly interrelated ‘unit.’  Everything is interdependent on all the others.  What happens with climate change is that one aspect of the ‘unit’ is either replaced, displaced, or destroyed,.  Immediately a chain reaction begins like falling dominoes.  For example, when people cut down forests, the animals and birds lose their habitat.  The production of oxygen and use of carbon dioxide is changed, the water cycle is influenced, et cetera, et cetera.  Result?  Catastrophes, global changes in the climate, floods, et cetera. 

Conclusion

  • Man, marred by sin, is the main culprit in this ecological catastrophe.  He was appointed to rule over creation.  That rulership was stolen by Satan, who influences people to wantonly destroy because of greed or often, ignorance.  
  • God is not silent about the destruction of nature.  Revelation 11:18 speaks about the end of this age and says, ‘The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding…and for destroying those who destroy the earth.’ 

The tireless search for our ancestors

Most people are aware of the constant search for our ape-like ancestors.  This search costs millions, but it suits the agenda of the evil ruler of this world, the devil. 1  He wants people to believe that they evolved, and that Genesis 1 is nonsense.  Man came from ape-like ancestors through the process of evolution.

#  They trust that most people are gullible. 

People believe that a few bones are conclusive evidence that we evolved.  For some reason the bones are supposed to be clear, factual ‘proof’ that they are our ancestors.  Except for some small problems:

#  The ‘proofs’ fade away and are replaced.

For the seekers after ‘The Lost Bones of the Ancestors’ the search never stops.  If this or that one is not right, there are always new finds, new announcements, new news conferences where they discuss the latest find in great detail.  After a while it is replaced by another ‘exciting breathtaking find.’

#  They want to rewrite the story of our species.

Evolution News and Science Today reports that the latest find was in North Africa, in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco.  The article explains that the main idea is to ‘Rewrite the story of our species.’ 2

#  Why do they look for these ‘ancestors?’

Isn’t it a waste of time to try and account for the intellectual mind, creativity, clear speech, et cetera, of man?  But the search has to do with one thing only: any search, however costly and futile, is better than to accept that Genesis 1 is true.  They cannot and will not agree that God is the Creator, since that means they have to take notice of what Scripture reveals and they refuse to do that.

#  The search is a tribute to the accuracy of Genesis 1.

It is remarkable that such a massive ‘industry’ as evolution, paleontology, the search for aliens, and others have sprung up to refute the Genesis 1 account of creation.  It is a tribute to the accuracy and truth of the Bible.  The money spent on these fruitless searches would have gone a long way to help the poor and destitute or some other worthy cause.  That, however, is not the idea.

Conclusion

The search for aliens and our ‘roots’ will never stop.  Why?  Genesis 1 will remain a stumbling block for the ruler of this world, the devil, in his quest to lead people astray.

References

  1. 1 John 5:19b
  2. David Klinghoffer, Another Day, Another ‘Rewrite’ on Human Origins, 06.12.17

Does modern ‘science’ erode your faith?

According to polls the Christian faith has lost ground in the Western World. 1, 2  Let us look at the BioLogos Foundation as one reason for the erosion of biblical faith.  The purpose of BioLogos is, ‘to invite the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation. 3     

#  Genesis 1 is the proof that God is real.

Genesis 1 is the most fundamental and important doctrine in Scripture.  God created in six days and therefore He is all-powerful and will establish His Kingdom on earth.  Without Genesis 1 the whole Bible tumbles like a house of cards.

#  Biblical faith stands on the foundation of Genesis 1. 

Darrel Falk says, ‘It is a travesty that young people who begin the journey of following Jesus are told that they have to believe something which a little science education makes clear cannot possibly be the case.’ The science he refers to is definitely not operational science.  What happens is that people realize that if Genesis 1 is about an evolved creation, there is no reason to believe there is a God.  They just discard their faith in God.

#  To change Genesis 1 requires major changes in Scripture. 

BioLogos has to adapt the Bible to fit evolution.  The inevitable conclusion is, ‘At the end of the day, the theological modifications required by the acceptance of evolution are vast and utterly disastrous for biblical Christianity.’ 5   Scripture is composed of 66 interlocking ‘pieces.’  If you change one you have to change all the others.  That erodes faith eventually.

#  Evolution does not stand on a scientific foundation.

Science is an investigation into the workings of nature and is based on testable, observable, repeatable experiments.  Logic tells us that evolution, an idea of where life came from, cannot be tested repeatedly, neither observed, nor measured.  Creation is a past event, not open to scientific investigation.  It is a lie that science proved evolution true.

#  Science leads to technological advances.

Scientific innovations (TV, cellphones, electricity, et cetera) are based on laws of nature discovered by scientific investigations.

  • To prove that the idea of evolution is useless for that, do a search on the most well known evolutionist, Richard Dawkins.
  • Skip past all his accomplishments, the books he wrote to trash the Bible and promote evolution, and see if he has any scientific patents to his name?  Has he formulated any significant laws of nature and patented innovations based on them?  After all, he calls himself a scientist.  We could not find any evidence of his prowess as a scientist.
  • With all his active ‘research’ into evolution, he should have earned at least one or two Nobel prizes.  None are mentioned. 6

Conclusion

BioLogos is part of the propaganda machine to destroy people’s faith in the Bible.  ‘Normal’ thinking people realize that if evolution is true, God is not.  This is a massive modern lie: ‘Science has proved evolution.’   

References

  1. Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, More Americans now believe Bible is a book of fables, not literal Word of God: Gallup. May 16, 2017
  2. Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, Dramatic Fall of Christianity in UK continues: 26 Christians abandon faith for every new convert. May 15, 2017.
  3. Wikipedia, BioLogos FoundationJohn UpChurch, The Danger of BioLogos, Answers in Genesis, October 1, 2011.
  4. John UpChurch, The Danger of BioLogos, Answers in Genesis, October 1, 2011
  5. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, ibid.
  6. Richard Dawkins, Wikipedia.
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