WHY MUST A NON-LITERAL INTERPRETATION OF CREATION (“SCIENCE”) CONFLICT WITH THE BIBLE ACCOUNT?
I believe that a person can be saved and hold an “evolution-creation” perspective. Note, I did not say a purely evolutionary perspective – that I would have to seriously question. They just cannot be reconciled and here’s why: If one understands the heart of Darwinism (evolution) and its ultimate end, one cannot hold to the theory of evolution because it eliminates the need for a Savior.
If I came about by “random-selection” and “chance,” and did not have a Creator who created me in His image, then I have no need for redemption. From what is there to be redeemed? Sin is only the invention of man’s guilt formulated in what culture calls “religion.” The reason why we need a Saviour is because the image of God in which we were created was “shattered” by our disobedience (and continues to be, for we all sin) and needed to be reconciled via God’s plan of redemption. This plan was patterned in the OT and fulfilled in the New over a period of 6,000+ years.
As to the Universe being older than 6,000 years, no one argued that point. If you recall, I mentioned that God, having no beginning and end, very well could have created things from which He exists, the years of which we cannot number. Therefore, billions of years in the substance that makes up God – now that we cannot lay hold of with our finite minds, is reality. HOWEVER, as to man, there is ABSOLUTELY no evidence that he is older than our recorded history given to us in God’s word, the Bible, which is approximately 6,000+ years.
Watch the History, Travel and Nature channels as they tell us how one insect took 250 million years to reach the state it is in and right in front of our eyes we watch the phenomenon of human life reach its physical prime … decline in less 80 to 90 years.
As I have said in the past, and will continue to say, where there is a collision of Science and the Bible, I will always side with the Bible because God is NEVER wrong.
As I was pondering this – Selah, the LORD gave me a revelation concerning life. It was absolutely marvelous. A woman conceives, in nine months (give or take a few days – smile) she delivers her child. When that child has reached its mid twenties, early thirties, it is in the prime of its physical health. This DID NOT take millions of years, it happened in a very short period of time in relation to antiquity.
31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:20-32
As I see it, no matter how innocent it may appear, when we discredit the literal Biblical account of Creation and accept “science” we lay a foundation for man becoming the final say on matters which belong to God. When man has final say, he becomes his own God which ultimately leads to death. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is death.” (Prov 16:25) The society in which we live, becomes more decadent by the day. Why? We have become our own “God.”
One final thought, isn't it hypocritical that those who discredit the Bible and purport “science” refuse to accept the ever increasing evidence (as technically mankind advances) that the world came into existence as a result of Creation and Intelligent Design? Doesn’t it seem strange that our Public Schools can teach evolution, which is only a theory, and not present Creation? Why? Because fallen man, in his pride and self-righteousness, doesn’t want a God that calls us to repent of our sins and live a life according to His standard, which is given to us in the Bible. From my perspective, and I don’t believe I’ve missed it here – that really is the bottom line.
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