“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”

I have been reading The Genesis Debate which discusses three different interpretations of the creation account in the Book of Genesis (24 hour day, framework hypothesis, and day-age). The concluding paragraph by David Hall and Ligon Duncan on the 24 hour view states very cogently my own view of the creation account:

We side with what the Scriptures teach about the days of creation. We side with the Law and the Prophets. We side with the apostles. We side with the consensus of the Church fathers. We side with the Reformation and Puritan divines. We side with the uniform testimony of the Church until recently. We can do no other. Future generations may scoff at the once-prevailing Darwinian paradigm of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and realize that the interpretations of Witsius, Ussher, and the cloud of witnesses we have cited will long outlast the short half-life of interpretations held hostage to Darwinism’s fling. Indeed, the heavens and the earth as we know them will eventually perish, but God’s word will last forever.

Plus, it takes much more faith to believe the view of Richard Dawkins that our life came from alien life forms (And he claims to speak for science?) rather than from an omnipotent God.


1 Comment

  1. cliftonr said,

    May 30, 2010 at 5:15 AM

    It is not my goal to turn this blog into a debate forum. Therefore, I monitor comments before I put them up. I received a differing opinion last night from someone who I assume had googled something that brought him to this site. On the one hand I wanted to give him his say, but on the other I didn’t want to open a can of worms. So I decided to post his comment unedited. His comment was:

    “That’s not the view of Dawkins. You’re making things up. Dawkins is a scientist, not some weirdo who believes space aliens came to earth. Being a liar is not going to do much for your reputation.”

    In Ben Stein’s, “Expelled,” I heard Dawkins say with my own ears that life on earth may have come from extra-terrestrials. I did not make that up. He believed that the alien life that may have brought life to this planet also had “evolved” into its form, which did not solve the original problem: Something doesn’t come from nothing. Either matter is eternal, or there is an omnipotent God who is eternal and the latter is easier for me to swallow than the former.

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