Genesis 1:3 – God said, “Light be” pt. 3
Today we shall address point three from Genesis 1:3 – God said, “Light be” pt. 1:
3) The differences between evolution, compromise hypotheses, and Biblical Creation
In looking at the differences between evolution and Biblical Creation we see that the two are not compatible, though many like to claim they are. The most easily notable differences are particularly overlooked by those attempting to forward a compromise hypothesis between evolution and Biblical Creation. Attempting to compromise between the Truth of God, and an idea of man used to deny God will result in something that is less that Truth. If something is less than Truth, it is no longer Truth, and is just as inaccurate and wrong as the lie that was used to form its compromise.
Differences between evolution and Biblical Creation:
1) Evolution: The universe is either eternal or self-generated. The law of cause and effect negate the possibility of the universe being self-generated because there has to be a cause for the effect of the existence of the universe, and a thing cannot cause itself. In addition, in a universe bounded by the a priori adherence to naturalistic causes, the law of conservation of matter (matter/energy can be neither created or destroyed) prevents the creation of the matter/energy of which the universe consists. Therefore, the universe, including its matter/energy, space and time must be eternal. The problem with this is if matter and energy were indeed eternal, then the universe would have experienced “heat death” (having expended all available energy) by now (remember, eternal, not just millions or billions of years) and we would not exist.
1) Biblical Creation: Only God is eternal. The eternal, omnipotent nature of God supersedes naturalistic law. Being eternal and omnipotent, God is the Ultimate First Cause of the existence of the universe.
2) Evolution: The matter of the universe exploded in the “Big Bang” and took billions of years to form gas clouds, stars, planets, etc. The first planets were hot and dry, and water had to develop on them.
2) Biblical Creation: Water existed from the beginning. Genesis 1:2 – And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3) Evolution: Stars existed before water existed.
3) Biblical Creation: Water existed before stars existed. Water on Day One (Genesis 1:2), and Stars on Day Four (Genesis 1:14-19).
4) Evolution: The stars, the sun and the moon existed before light existed.
4) Biblical Creation: Light existed before the sun, moon and starts existed (Genesis 1:3 – light; Genesis 1:14-19 – sun, moon and stars)
This is just a short list for the first few verses of Genesis. It is obvious evolution and Biblical Creation each require a different order of events. This is one of the seemingly few things true evolutionists and true Biblical Creationists agree upon, the differences that exist between the two.
Compromise theories, such as progressive creation and theistic evolution, attempt to reconcile evolution with the historical text of Genesis. What they end up with is a denial of the authority of the Word of God in subservience to the word of men attempting to explain our existence in denial of God. Generally, the Word of God is explained away or dismissed as altogether irrelevant. Adherents to these compromise ideas seem to not understand, the Book of Genesis is foundational to their very belief in God. Without Genesis, the historical account of the history of the universe, there is no eternal God, no rebellion against God, no sin, no marriage, and no salvation. Without the truth of the Book of Genesis, there is no need for the rest of the Bible, or the truth contained therein.
Compromising with a lie always leaves you with a lie. Compromising truth never leaves you with truth. Why compromise with the belief system of evolution that not only denies God, but also denies the science it claims to rely upon?