I am attempting this year to stay faithful in a quest to read the entire Bible in one year. I have, over the course of my life, read the entire Bible, but never in a precise manner. At any rate, today I was reading Genesis, when it made me think about a lot of things.
I understand the mental block for those who feel that Genesis is a fictional account of how things began. It all seems a bit far-fetched, doesn’t it? Literary critics have tried to destroy the creation account over and over again, and a never-ending parade of Darwinists like Richard Dawkins, Chris Hitchens, and the late Stephen Jay Gould literally fall over themselves to find new ways to refute the creation.
For those who would think that the Theory of Evolution is the grand explanation of life, I would ask this: How do you reconcile the fact that most scientific evidence does NOT support macroevolution? I know that scientists who believe evolution is the answer have a constant stream of plausible explanations for the holes in the evidence for evolution, but eventually they are going to be left with no more excuses. What then?
Belief in the Word of God as inerrant and inspired is difficult to grasp at first for the new believer, especially the new believer that is steeped in postmodernism. However, when you look at how far evolutionists have to stretch reason in order to make the theory plausible, does it really take any more faith to be a creationist than an evolutionist?