So many times, I’ve engaged Christians who doubt Genesis and don’t really see any consequences for their disbelief.
Oh, I know. They wouldn’t call it disbelief. They’d just say that we’ve just misinterpreted it. Yet it is clear to even the smallest child that the intent of the Author of Genesis [and of the remainder of the Bible] is that the world was created in just 6 days. It is in light of evolutionary science that they feel that the Bible must’ve been misinterpreted until Lyell and Darwin came along to set us straight. Right?
They’ve imposed the word of fallible, finite men who weren’t there [and who are admittedly antagonistic to the very idea of God in most cases and whose methods are fraught with assumptions] onto the revealed Word of an infallible, infinite God who was there – and they think that’s rightly dividing the Word of Truth? Such an account these men shall have to give before God!
God takes a low view of those who speak on His behalf and say that He is saying things when He’s said nothing of the sort! He certainly took a low view of such false prophets in the Old Testament. The book of Revelation ends with a warning not to add or take away from His Word.
It seems their ultimate authority is not God’s Word, but rather the word of godless men – so long as it goes by the name of science.
These compromisers don’t seem to realize that Christ the Savior is also Christ the Creator. More to the point, if Genesis cannot be trusted, the sinner is right to question why he should trust any other part of the Bible, even when it says he must be saved. If Genesis is not trustworthy, then we must question whether Adam & Eve literally existed, whether they literally fell and imputed a sin debt upon all of Adam’s blood that required a literal scarifice from God’s literal Son to save us from a literal hell. Doubting Genesis is to doubt the foundational basis of the Gospel itself, not to mention the reliability of God’s revealed Word. And do you think that these authorities, whom you trust so much when you doubt the historicity of the miracle of a 6-day Creation as revealed by God Himself, do not, in the name of science, also doubt other miracles: that water can turn to wine, that the weather can be controlled at a word, that the sick can be healed and limbs can spontaneously regenerate, that the dead can be raised and that a man might be God Incarnate and also rise from the dead after three days?
Sinners know it. They see through this mugwumpery and know that they need not waste their time with a Gospel from a Book that can’t always be trusted. For this is the impression they give by doubting the veracity of God’s word when He speaks to us about our origins in Genesis. They call God a liar on this count! Then He doubled the lie by making a 6-day Creation the basis of the 4th Commandment.
Our children know it. They’re indoctrinated in long ages and evolution, but then read how God created everything in 6 days. They know both can’t be true. Logic gives us the Law of noncontradiction and of he excluded middle. They’ve no stomache for mugwumpery. Convinced of the truth of long ages and evolution by indoctrination in schools, reinforced by the media and the popular support of Big Science, then conceded by ministers who are more concerned with gaining the praise and approval of goats than with feeding sheep, it is little wonder that they leave the church in droves upon graduation from high school. Instead of defending the Bible [strating with Genesis], our ministers give them fuzzy notions, a soft-pedaled faith and either ignore or defend the monster in the living room as it slowly devours the next generation.
Their position makes strange bedfellows and causes strange fire to be preached from our pulpits.
I’d very much like to ask them, “Who’s side are you on anyway?”
Disgusted by disbelief,