Biblical Creation vs.
June 26th, 2006
Painting of Adam
Most everyone around the world know little about what
"creationism" is. They may think that they want it taught in schools,
but have no idea what the curriculum would be made of. Therefore,
consider the following facts.
Biblical Creation is the doctrine that God created this
particular universe, starting with the planet Earth. That is all that
can be said of it. Biblical Creation should only be taught in an
advanced "Bible Theory" class.
It is up to the geologist to determine "when" creation
occurred, which is accepted as being 4.6 billion years ago. Genesis
does not tell us how God created the Earth.
Anyone saying differently is unqualified to speak on the
subject. There are no "creation accounts" in Genesis, regardless of
what bible scholars and theologians say.
Creationism is the undisciplined doctrine that Genesis
teaches how God created the Earth. "Young Earth" creationism is the
foolish teaching that the seven days in early Genesis is "Creation
Week", and that it occurred 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Both points are
"Old Earth" creationism generally falls into two main
Theistic evolution, which calls God a liar by
declaring that those seven days are each long ages of time, and that
God did not create the Earth and universe in six days (144 hrs) as
He said He did in Exodus 20:11. Also it compromises by saying God
directed evolution to promote life on Earth.
Variations of the "gap theory", which teaches that
God first created a perfect world long ago, and suffered ruin after
Genesis 1:1, having Genesis 1:2 as beginning the recent restoration
Both above categories are in error. From Genesis 1:2
thru Genesis 2:3, should be called "the seven days of Moses". God
revealed seven days from the past to Moses, in "biblical order", not
chronological order. It tells us what happened after creation (4.6
Billion BC), until the advent of modern mankind (7200 BC). The correct
reading of Genesis declares the existence of prehistoric mankind, and
that Adam & Eve are just the most recent dispatch of humans God made on
Earth, after the recent Ice Age.
Those that speak of "creationism vs. evolution" are
speaking in ignorance, and have no idea what the facts are. There is no
such contest. The opposing view of evolution is "the observations of
Moses", not creationism. Creationism in any form does not explain the
600+ million year fossil record.
In biology science class, it would have to be the
observations of Moses, not any form of creationism. Unless Biblical
Theory is introduced into the same venue that "the Big Bang" is being
discussed, you are comparing apples with tomatoes.
Biblical Creation is the opposing view of "the Big
Bang". Only the correct interpretation of Genesis chapter one explains
what happened to life forms in prehistoric times.
Genesis chapter two conveys the origin of modern mankind,
which began in about 7200 BC. Both Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of
Eden until 4267 BC, when they were expelled.
Previous life on Earth had been removed because of
reoccurring mass extinctions, which is another story.
Intelligent Design is an inept, swallow doctrine that
does not teach the students anything about past life forms. It has
nothing to say beyond "the composition of life is so complicated, that
it had to have come about by a designer". After that one sentence, it
has nothing different or of value to offer, and is a near complete waste
of scholastic time.
Now, about Edwards v. Aguillard, U.S. Supreme Court 482
U.S. 578 (1987), in which the high court correctly upheld that Creation
Science should not be required to be taught whenever and where ever
evolution was taught, which was the "Creationism Act" which was passed
in Louisiana. The heart of the matter was that the apparent
progression of prehistoric life forms on Earth through 600+ million
years of history was being discussed in schools. Creation Science did
not address that issue, but rather denied that there even was a 600+
million year history. The Louisiana “Creationism Act”, which required
that whenever and wherever evolution was taught, that Creation Science
also had to be taught, created an inequity, which needed to be resolved.
The U.S. Supreme Court rightly decided the case.
Therefore, prehistoric history from Genesis can be taught.
This article is to inform all that a class on Genesis is
available to science teachers. The title of the course is "Moses &
Creation: Biblical Reality". It is a 12-hour class that tells the truth
about the first three chapters of Genesis, so that the teachers won't be
speaking in ignorance about what Genesis is saying to mankind. Neither
theology nor secular science are anywhere close to knowing what advanced
scientific knowledge is contained in Genesis.
Therefore, any attempt to formulate any “creation”
curriculum without correct technical advice from the leading expert is
foolhardy, and is distribution of misinformation.
About the writer: Herman Cummings is a freelance
writer from Georgia.
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