The battle between creationists and evolutionists has been portrayed as one of logic on the side of evolution and blind faith on the side of creation. But now, science is delving deeper into the microcosm of the cell and DNA, and the validity of evolution is being called into question. Perhaps faith is not as blind as science once presumed.
Part of the implausibility of creation to both scientists and many Christians exists in the view of seven literal 24 hour days. As seekers of truth, we must not blindly accept handed-down interpretation as fact. This would be no better than the scientist who assumes evolution to be true simply because it is the only answer science has to offer. Thus, it is important to our faith to answer the hard questions of creation vs. evolution. Genesis 1:1-2 states: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Note that no length of time is given for this act of creation. It is reasonable to assume, then, that this period of time could have been quite long. Not until verse 3 does the narrative of the creative days begin. But even here, Bible evidence points to these days being vastly longer than 24 hours. The Hebrew word yom, here translated “day,” can be used to denote not only a 24 hour day, but also longer periods of time or epochs. For example, Israel’s forty years in the wilderness is called “the day [yom] of temptation in the wilderness . . . forty years long . . .” (Psalm 95:8-10)
Does it really matter whether we believe in creation or evolution? Evolution offers no hope for the dead, and has no need of a savior. God created man in His image and likeness with the ability to reason. His Word does not contradict itself, and provides solid proof of His intelligent design, and a merciful plan for all of His creation.
CONFIRMING THE CREATION ACCOUNT (Article)
CREATION TRIUMPHS OVER EVOLUTION (Booklet)
IN THE BEGINNING (Chapter in Book)
THE PHOTODRAMA OF CREATION (Book)