The issue of origins remains a big story in books from elementary school and up. It all came about by itself, they usually say. Complexity rises independent of oversight and effort. After it’s heard for several generations, it must be, shouldn’t it?
A lady from Myanmar told me yesterday that she was drawn to questions of origins in her native country, where they taught the same thing, but it bothered her. She was drawn to the biblical account and got answers. Her trek from unbelief to belief was similar to mine. Many biblical creationists in highly specialized and advanced fields had a similar story, having been bothered by the common story, knowing that the evolutionary/naturalistic story did not make sense in their fields.
The Bible has answers, and not just in Genesis, which is the hinge-pin that God uses to open the subject. In addition to the strictly historical account in Genesis 1 and a very personal in-the-scene account in Genesis 2, the prophets make many statements about origins. In the end, one must decide, because origins cannot be proven like an equation solution. No one can repeat the beginning in such a way to do that. But the evidence fits biblical creation…in genetics, in space sciences, in biology. The wondrous complexity and variety speak for themselves. He did it. And, to eternal God, it is not an issue. He is not some whimsical deity that takes 45 million years to get a soul designed correctly. He did it during day six of creation.
Consider the statements:
“I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.” Isaiah 45:12
“You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them…” Nehemiah 9:6
“He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns the deep darkness into morning…the Lord is his name” Amos 5:8
There are dozens more passage like this. David often speaks of the Creator. God confronts Job in the last chapters of the book for his inability to see the obvious attributes of God’s creation. The first verses of Hebrews and John both speak of the Creator, Jesus Christ, who is the same one who can save us from our sins.
The cacophony of the story of evolution is long and loud, but the story does not work, does not create, and does not sustain what we see. Creation is real, and the One who did it still beckons man to decide to believe. But it is not blind faith, it fits the magnitude of details we can see, try to measure, and begin to appreciate.
Need more detail? Get the free App on the Play Store or the Apple Store. Type in “Creation Study Helps” and look for the white hand emblem on a blue circle background. Grab a Bible and start to read, The App will take you through the pertinent scriptures. There are many. The App is in Spanish and English.