1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
The word "theistic" comes from the Greek word theos, meaning God.
Therefore, when one claims to be a "theistic" evolutionist, he is claiming to believe in both God and evolution at the same time. The theistic evolutionist believes organic evolution was simply "the way God did it" as He brought the Universe and its contents into existence. And although there are almost as many varieties of theistic evolution as there are people who espouse it, a few characteristics are common to all. For example, the theistic evolutionist believes in: (a) an old Earth; (b) wholly natural processes responsible for life as we see it, once the initial matter was brought into existence by God, and; (c) a figurative (non-literal) interpretation of the Genesis account of creation.
PAUL TAYLOR REFUTES THEISTIC EVOLUTION
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God speaking through creation or the natural world means that when we look up at the stars or gaze at a California hill covered with wildflowers, we see the fingerprints of God. The more we fix our eyes on the wonder of creation, the more we must conclude that these things could not make themselves. Both the intricate design of creation and the way the universe appears to be fine-tuned for life declare that this couldn’t happen by chance. Consider the following: If the electromagnetic force in atoms were weakened by a mere 4 percent, then the sun would immediately explode (the diproton would have a bound state, which would increase the solar luminosity by a factor 1018). If it were stronger, there would be fewer stable atoms. If the protons were 0.2 percent heavier, they would decay into neutrons unable to hold on to electrons, so there would be no stable atoms around. If the proton-to-electron mass ratio were much smaller, there
could be no stable stars, and if it were much larger, there could be no ordered structures such as crystals and DNA molecules.
God doesn’t just speak through the order and design we find in creation, but also through the jaw-dropping beauty that surrounds us. From something as mundane as a group of bright red cardinals sitting in a leaf-bare bush on a snowy Midwestern day, to the spectacular views of nebulae in distant corners of the galaxy beamed to earth by the Hubble Space Telescope creation doesn’t just tell us that a Creator exists, but that this Creator is an artist without peer. The feelings of awe that come over us as we watch the waves pound against the rocks at the beach or hold a newborn baby for the first time are in fact God speaking to us through his masterpiece. Psalm 19:1-4 puts it this way:
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world. (niv)
While the order and beauty of the universe appear to be rock-solid proofs of God’s existence to believers, unbelievers find many ways to explain them away. For those who see the hand of natural selection in the world rather than the fingerprints of God, beauty is purely in the eyes of the beholder. Believers may hear God’s revelation of himself through nature, but clearly, not everyone is listening.
Article excerpted from Theology: Think for Yourself What You Believe by The Navigators
What does it mean that God “speaks” through creation?
CASE FOR A CREATOR -
Does scientific evidence point toward or away from a supernatural Creator? Award-winning journalist Lee Strobel interviewed scientists and scholars for the answer. The Case for a Creator chronicles Strobels journey from spiritual skepticism to a profound faith in the God who designed every galaxy and living cell in the universe.
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Todd Friel debates Dan Barker over the existence of God. This is a segment from a DVD titled "The Case for Atheism - There Isn't One". The purpose of the DVD is to show Christians how to witness to atheists and defend their faith against atheist arguments. The full unedited debate is available on our website Todd Friel debates Dan Barker over the existence of God.
Noah's ark actually exsisted
DNA - God's amazing programming; evidence for His existence
The discovery of DNA and it's marvelous blueprint of programming to build God's creatures is one of the many proofs that God does indeed exist. It is an insult to our intelligence for a propaganda essayist (claiming to be a scientist) to actually claim DNA was a proof for evolution.
Just when scientists think they know all about DNA and thinking how smart they are in understanding it, this occurs
No longer just a double helix but 4-Strand DNA structure found in cells
DID DARWIN PROMOTE RACISM?
Ken Ham explains the connection between Darwin and racism in this clip from the Foundations DVD series.
Darwin was wrong. Humans are not split into various races at higher and lower stages of evolution.
The Bible makes it clear that God specially created mankind in His image. We are all descendants of Adam, "the first man" (1 Corinthians 15:45), and Eve, "the mother of all living" (Genesis 3:20). So only one race exists—the human race.
The human heart is a factory for all kinds of evil—including the evil of racism (see Jeremiah 17:9 and Matthew 15:18–19). Still, while Darwin certainly didn’t invent racism, his ideology of evolution has fostered it. Consider the case of Ota Benga—a pygmy from Central Africa, who in 1906 was caged in the Bronx Zoo with an orangutan. Remember the Jews in the gas chambers devised by Hitler to advance the Aryan “master race.” Reflect on the Australian aborigines hunted down in the 1800s by evolutionists in search of the “missing link.”
Ken Ham on Evangelism
Ken Ham teaches us how we need the validity of the Genesis account in order to evangelize to a secular world, and shows us how the apostles, namely Paul, did this to the unbelieving Gentiles who said the preaching of the cross is foolishness.
Ken Ham gets to the heart of the debate about the six days of creation. If we read from what the biblical text says (exegesis), it allows only one interpretation-six 24-hour days of Creation. Any other interpretation is eisegesis (when people"read into" the Bible).
Wretched: Can you trust evolutionary dating mechanisms?
Ray Comfort debates Bruce the atheist at the HB Pier
As an evangelism team we talk with not only the unsaved but also many Christians as well when out on the streets. Unfortunately, most believers do not know how to defend their faith in God. Therefore, they are not able to make a defense for their Creator. Sadly, if we are not able to get our ideas right on the beginning which is the Book of Genesis, then as Paul Taylor from Creation Today says" there is no guarantee we will get our ideas right on any other aspect of biblical theology". So knowing this, it is a great concern for us therefore, we wanted to help to teach Christians "How to defend their Creator". Creation Today and Answers in Genesis are awesome websites and are filled with lots of information on doing just that. We put alot of information on this page to get you started but please click on the links and do further study to be able to do as (1st Peter 3:15) says..... "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that lies within you."
Ben Stein's "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" is a movie about the freedom of speech suppression to which Intelligent Design proponents are being subjected to by the atheistic American academic dictatorship.
Bill Nye Science Guy DEBATE Ken Ham Creationism vs. Evolution
15 Questions for Evolutionists
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?
John has a great conversation with Katlyn at FAU who is not sure what to believe in either creation or evolution