Genesis 1 - In the beginning, God spoke the universe into existence. Some of those present claimed they heard a loud crackling sound like thunder, but most simply described it as sort of a.. BANG.. actually a BIG BANG!
At this point let me be clear, I am not here to discuss Old Earth v New Earth theories. This would be above the pay grade of this cartoonist, but what I will say is .. God created and it was GOOD!
Genesis 1:1-31 To summarize, this daunting project was completed in 6 days where Day 1: DAY , NIGHT , the SKY were spoke into existence by our Almighty Creator.
Genesis 2:1-3 Then on the 7th day God rested. In contrast I installed a bathroom floor in our town-home recently and I rested on the 5th, 6th, and 7th days and while it turned out nice it was not Hubble Telescope spectacular like God's Universe.
Those first 6 days His creation included the sun, stars, land, waters, and all the creatures in the sea and on land were created.
To rule over the lands and seas God created MAN Genesis 2:7 in His own image from the dust of the Earth followed by creating WOMAN from man's 'spare rib' declaring it is not good for man to be alone. Genesis 2:18
To which Adam declared.. "Hey beautiful, where have you been all my life?"
Then God commanded Adam and Eve to "be fruitful and multiply".. to which Adam quickly started working on his times tables.
This creation story is all recorded into the Bible book of Genesis. While many Cosmologists believe the Big Bang was the creation of EVERYTHING from NOTHING followed by billions of years of random collisions and explosions resulted in our ever expanding universe, all the planets including Earth including life with all it's complexities.
Ok, I believe you can collide a chocolate bar with a jar of peanut butter and end up with a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup.. but this Universe has too moving parts + complexities that are bound together with rules and order for me to believe EVERYTHING came from NOTHING.
So I choose to believe there must be an intelligent design behind creation. For me, I believe in a divine creator that exists outside the confines of time and space. I believe this Intelligent Design is described in the Bible Book of Genesis.
May God bless each of you greatly in your pursuit of truth. This is important stuff, and a foundation for life. If there is a God then the pursuit of Him is a greater science than can be found looking through any microscope or telescope. Bigger than Star Trek's five year journey exploring the stars.
Jeff (little bang) Larson
1/6/2020 07:47:25 pm
I'm a "young-earther" because I believe the Bible implies it and the fossil record evidence shows it is young, if we consider a world-wide flood about 4400 years ago. I know Christians who interpret the evidence differently (and I don't think they are any less Christian) but it all comes down to God creating all things (other than himself) for His glory. As long as we agree on that we are in line. I think this is a topic that Christians can debate among ourselves as long as we respect others ideas. It can become one of those things that divide Christians and we shouldn't allow that to happen. It is the forces of darkness who want to divide and conquer. Thanks, Jeff. Great blog, as always. May God bless you.
1/30/2020 05:39:51 am
A really good resource is The Genesis Flood by Dr Henry Morris (atheist hydraulics professor who was going to disprove the Biblical 'flood.') Researching the physical evidence, he decided it could and did happen. Eventually he left VA Tech and started The Creation Institute in CA.
1/30/2020 05:43:14 am
Mistake in my reply... The Creation Research Institute.
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