In his eulogy to Dr. Duane Gish, Mark Looy, Co-Founder of Answers in Genesis, told how Dr. Gish had answered a question in his then young mind, “Can I really trust the Bible from its very first chapter?”
Many wrestle with the question. I know I did. While reading a book on Hebrew days I realized once I accepted or rejected the Bible as God’s revelation, all other questions were settled. The book, in substance, stated “Creation is the first test of whether you will follow revelation or speculation.” I chose revelation.
If you cannot trust the first of the Bible, can you trust the last? Can God’s Word begin with myth and end with truth? A scientist friend who tends to theistic evolution recently wrote extensively about the days of creation being much longer than the days we now experience, to the point of merely 40 to 50 thousand years. I asked, according to your concept, how many days would it take to cause a young lad’s lunch of a few fish and loaves to feed five thousand? How long were the days the body of Christ lay in the tomb prior to the resurrection? You get the idea. Without miracle, including Creation, Judaism and Christianity are foolish.
2 Peter 1:16, “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”
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