"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
I’m always a bit surprised when I speak with other Christians who dispute, if not downright disagree, with the 6th day creation. I think of these people are unfortunate, as they’re lacking the fundamentals of our faith. I presume they’ve had very poor teachers . . . but in many cases, they’re also “cafeteria Christians” — picking and choosing what they believe. It’s also very stunning that anyone could find disagree in the God’s Word, within the first chapter of the Bible?!
But the fact remain, we do have fellow believers who find some sort of ‘evolution’ from fish to man more believable. This expect is from the Institution for Creation Research, by Dr. Henry Morris, and is well done, precise, concise and maybe of benefit.
“If God did not mean what He said in the very first chapter, then why should we take the rest of it seriously?
It seems to us that we should take Scripture as the literal Word of God, intended to be understood by it’s readers in very generation and every nation (although without theenlightenment by the Holy Spirit, as we study in Temporal Fellowship, understanding can and will be limited, as far as the deeper truths are concerned) — especially this chapter, which is the foundation of all the rest. If God had meant to convey the idea of ‘long ages’, He could easily have used a number of other Hebrew words and phrases to convey that idea. All the ancients were already familiar with the concept of ‘long ages’ of evolutionary changes in their various nature religions.
The idea of six- literal- day creation, however, was a radical departure from what the early Hebrews could have heard from their pagan neighbors; so God was very specific in using such words to preclude any misunderstanding.
He defined the word “day” the very first time He used its. “God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day” (Gen 1:5) The word “day” in Genesis does not mean a geological period!
Although there are many, many references to creation throughout the Bible, there is no hint anywhere of ‘long ages’ before man’s creation. The fact that men and women and various human activates were present from the very foundation of the world is indicated in the New Testament by Peter (Acts 3:21), Paul (Rom. 1:20), John (1Jn. 3:8) by the father of John the Baptist (Lk. 1:69,70), and by the Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ (Lk 11:50; Mrk 10:6, 13, 19).” from ‘Back to Genesis’, Institute for Creation Research here
As Christians, we should find the truth, revealed in the Word, much easier to accept and believe than ‘facts’, theories and assumptions promoted by ‘men of science’. “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.” 1 Corinthians 3:19