Well, I was wrong on two of the three counts! Though being taught from a secular worldview, I have a good teacher, the class is very interesting and so far I’m recalling just fine on the tests. It’s been interesting and challenging to be in a class that teaches evolution.
Creationism is an issue I’m quite passionate about because when I was getting my first degree at Pensacola Christian College, I had the privilege of hearing Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham speak at several of our chapel services. His sermons raised my awareness about how essential it is for believers to have a Biblical worldview in regards to Creation.
In my opinion, believers are too easily swayed by scientists who declare their evolutionary “findings” as true, when in reality, it’s far from true. Just because it’s in our text books or on the History Channel, doesn’t mean it’s accurate.
In my Earth Science class, I find myself making notes during lecture on what I need to come home and investigate further to determine if it fits in my Biblical worldview. From what I’ve learned this month about Creationists vs. Evolutionists, our differences are in regard to time. Evolutionists believe that Earth is millions of years old because that’s the only way they can explain complex issues of mountain formations, sedimentary layers, etc. Creationists, though, use God’s Word as our absolute truth and realize that the Flood (Genesis 6-9) accounts for the geological record we see today and that the Earth is only about 6,000 years old.
I think one reason this hits such a chord in my life is that if I can’t believe what God said in the first chapters of Genesis, how can I believe anything else He said?
Instead of trying to fit God into some evolutionary theory, we must look at HIS creation and ask, “What does the Bible say about this?”
(Picture Source: Answers in Genesis)
The best resource I’ve found in discovering Biblical answers to my science questions is Answers in Genesis. Their website is very user-friendly and easy to understand plus they even have an app for your phone!
As I sit through lecture after lecture and listen to my teacher’s evolutionary ideas, I find myself wanting to jump up in class and share the truth from God’s word. I’m not sure that would bode well with my graduation plans, but I do pray for opportunities to talk to those around me and pray that the believers in the class will compare what they’re hearing with God’s word…like we all should be doing.
Then God spoke to Noah and his sons: "I'm setting up my covenant with you including your children who will come after you, along with everything alive around you—birds, farm animals, wild animals—that came out of the ship with you. I'm setting up my covenant with you that never again will everything living be destroyed by floodwaters; no, never again will a flood destroy the Earth.”
God continued, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and everything living around you and everyone living after you. I'm putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth. From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will floodwaters destroy all life. When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last living creature on Earth."
And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant that I've set up between me and everything living on the Earth."