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THE BOOK OF GENESIS There is a growing movement within the Christian church towards a belief in an old earth which they say has been proven by science. They support the theory that God created a big bang millions of years ago and from this life in the universe evolved. The Biblical account as given in Genesis is no longer considered factual but has been consigned to that of a parable, a story based on a fable for minds that did not have the knowledge we have today. Who wrote Genesis? Moses is credited with writing the book of Genesis. The question is, why would God, who spoke face to face with Moses, instruct him to write a story that had no basis in fact? From Where or Whom Did Death Come? If man came from a primeval swamp evolving from previous creatures, then Adam and Eve could not have come into existence as written in the Bible? The Bible accredits God as the author of life and Satan as the author of death. By removing the creation account then God alone becomes the author of both life and death! Big Bang Theory. Some Christians believe that God created the world with a big bang, setting it in motion to evolve its inhabitants through natural selection, but at some stage in the process of evolution, He then decided to create man in a special garden. Outside of this garden, known as Paradise, where everything was beautiful and perfect, animals were killing and being killed in the process of survival of the fittest. After the fall from grace by Adam and Eve, they were cast out into this wild world and had to survive by killing and eating animals. However, according to the Bible, when Adam and Eve sinned, the atmosphere changed and the processes of birth and death, which had not existed prior to the fall, began. (Romans 5:14 ‘Death reigned from the time of Adam….” It did not come before Adam stood upon the earth? (See also 1 Tim 2:13). When God expelled Adam and Eve out of the Garden, he switched off certain parts of their DNA cells to ensure they would not live forever as sinful human beings. Through disobedience to God’s explicit command, death came upon all that God had created. Fact or Fiction. If Adam and Eve are just fictional characters, then there can be no original sin, which according to the Bible is the transgression of the law of God. Romans 4:15. As a consequence, because man ‘evolved’ he is not responsible for any form of disobedience to God because he is a product of chance. Therefore he has no need of a saviour to come and rescue him from his disobedience, therefore Jesus sacrifice was pointless. The whole blood sacrifice started by Adam and carried through into and by the Jewish nation until the time of Jesus would therefore be unnecessary. The 10 Commandments. In particular, the 4th Commandment, written by God’s own finger saying….in 6 days God made the heavens and the earth….. should be erased by Christian evolutionists from Exodus 20: 2-17 and Deuteronomy 5: 6-21. Pauls Reference to Eve. In 2 Cor 11:3 – Paul states:”but I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning……. Paul knew his scripture and used many references from the Jewish scriptures (Christian Old Testament), to preach the Word of God to his hearers. According to some Christian evolutionists, Paul would not have had the knowledge we have today so he was therefore speaking with the knowledge he had at the time. As Jesus spoke to Paul on the way to Damascus, isn’t it possible that Jesus would have enlightened Paul on the theme of creation, if the book of Genesis was just a parable? (See also 1 Corinthians 15:45-47& Hebrews 11:4). Jesus’s Reference to Abel’s Blood. Christian evolutionists must also disregard the words of Jesus in Matthew 23:35 when he speaks of the righteous blood that has been shed on earth from the blood of righteous Abel…….. Luke 11:51 and Heb 12.24 should also be removed. Not once in the New Testament does Jesus change what is written in the Jewish scriptures. Time. Because the Bible states that with God one day is as a thousand years, (2 Peter 3:8) many use this analogy by Paul to interpret the days in Genesis. In doing this they do not realise that on the third day, God created vegetation; plants and trees and it was not until the fourth day that He created the Sun and the Moon. If there was a 1000 years in-between the creation of each day, how did the vegetation, plants and trees survive without sunshine? The second thing they do not consider is that each of the months, seasons and years can be plotted by the Sun and Moon, but 7 days of 24 hrs making one week comes directly from God. If this was not the case, then the 7 days we have now would each last 1000 years. God is outside time. He created time for humanity and to fulfill the plan of salvation which He had already in His mind before Adam and Eve were even created. And the third thing Christian evolutionists do not consider is the memorial of His creation. God set His seal upon the 7th day of the week by incorporating it directly into the centre of the 10 Commandments, which he wrote with His own finger on tablets of stone – twice. This period of time was to be holy time for humanity. It was to be set apart to remember who created the heavens and the earth. This day was carried forward from creation through Adam’s lineage to the Jewish nation, only to be presumptuously changed by Christians; not by God’s authority but by their own authority. They have removed any reference to the creation and set their own seal of authority on their day of worship. This has opened up an avenue of thought for many Christians to embrace the idea that the teachings of evolution are compatible with the Bible. Conclusion. What Christian evolutionists imply is the Bible is flawed and cannot be trusted as the explicit and infallible Word of God! Ultimately they are saying that God cannot be trusted. He is incapable of telling the truth to his prophets and He has deceived mankind by telling them a story which has no basis in fact. Can anyone who knows God see who is behind the destruction of His Word? Unconverted hearts who profess to know Jesus - those who sit at the table with Him are, like Judas, ready to betray Him to gain favour with the world. Only those who trust and obey God’s Word are His true followers and will receive a crown of life when He returns to claim this world as His own. A world He created in 6 literal days just over 6000 years ago. Below are just a few more samples of the many passages in scripture that would need to be removed to accommodate the theory of evolution. Psalm 96:13 _...they will sing before the Lord for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in His truth. (If mankind did not fall, then why will God judge the world? Note that when He does judge, He will judge those who did not keep true to His Word) Matthew 13;35: But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. (Those who promote lies, denying God’s existence will be judged by their own words) Matthew 25:34: ….take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared from you since the creation of the world. (Those who are true to the Word of God will inherit an eternal world which will never see death or decay). Mark 10:6: But at the beginning God made them male and female. (The theory of evolution cannot explain why there are two sexes or when procreation by the sex act occurred.) John 17:24: …because you loved me before the creation of the world. (Jesus Himself states He was with the Father before the Earth was created.) Romans 1:20: For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature……. (God is always present in the world. He sustains it in its heavenly course and preserves it until the day of destruction) Romans 8:19,20: The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. (Until sin is eradicated from this planet, all created things will continue to decay and die). Ralph Jackson 2012
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