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Thoughts on the Meaning of Life…..by Todd Helmkamp

A Line in the Sand

Posted by Vogeler on September 22, 2007

There are things that bug me.

I know, I know, it’s hard to believe it of such a nice, calm, warm, and fuzzy kind of guy (note I’m being facetious here).

Anyway, there are indeed many things that bug me. That drive me nuts. That make me want to slam my head in a car door. Like those obnoxious, shouting car-dealership commercials. Yeah, I’m gonna buy a car from those jerks (note that I work for a dealership that occasionally runs those ads, but sadly, no one listens to my voice of reason).

A really big thing that bugs me is when people that are otherwise great people, true believers, get Genesis wrong. There is a current fashion in many evangelical and other circles to treat the book of Genesis as a myth, or allegory instead of fact. This bugs me, and I’ll tell you why (overjoyed, aren’t you?!).

When a person begins to treat Genesis as less than historical (although poetical) fact, there is usually one reason for it: he or she is unable to reconcile the Biblical account of Creation with the science that he or she was taught for 12 years in the public (and sadly, sometimes the private) school system. But what people don’t understand is that secular science is not the end-all and be-all of scientific research and discovery. There is another voice, the voice of the Creation Scientist. Creations Scientists believe that the Biblical account of the Creation of our world is true, literal, and backed up by the evidence.

Many people, both Christians and non-Christians, believe that Creations Scientists aren’t real scientists; that they’re simply deluded religious fanatics with degrees from Bob’s Bible College that ignore all of the evidence for macro-evolution, old-Earth theories, and the like.

This is simply false.

Many of the best minds in science, well-known and highly awarded scientists in the world today are Creation Scientists. They hold doctorate degrees from prestigious universities, and they work at prestigious scientific labs. They use the exact same evidence that the evolutionists do. The only difference is how the worldview held by the scientist dictates the interpretation of the evidence.

A careful examination of the evidence leads to the obvious conclusion that most, if not all, secular theories on Creation are patently false, and serve only as feeble attempts to deny the existence of God. The scientific evidence, available to all who wish to examine it, clearly supports the Biblical account.

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself.

  • The Institute For Creation Research has articles and many resources, including an accredited Graduate School.
  • Answers in Genesis is a great resource aimed more to non-experts, although still excellent. Has many resources for children, too, and a museum.
  • Creationism.org is a good general site, with tons of links and information (also has links to evolution-based sites for comparison research). Some of the articles are very technical and scholarly, but overall very accessible.

These sites cover such issues as the dinosaurs, Noah’s Ark, continental drift and plate tectonics, Homo Sapiens vs. Homo Erectus Neanderthalis, etc. Check it out.

Now, an explanation of the title of this post: a Christian who denies the accuracy, inerrancy, and literal nature of the book of Genesis and the account of Creation is on a very slippery slope. If a person begins to question (under the influence of secular sources, no less!!) the Word’s account of the beginning of all things, what’s next? The truth of Christ’s death and resurrection? The truth of His return? His expiation of our sin? Where do you draw the line?

The answer to that question is simple: draw a line in the sand, with belief in the accuracy, inspiration, and inerrancy of the Bible one side, and secular theories on the other.

On which side will you be?

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4 Responses to “A Line in the Sand”

  1. slw said

    I’m on God’s side with you Todd. I try to post every now and again on Creationist subjects, because I believe it’s very important for Christians to trust God’s word and not the fancies of unbelieving man. I’m overjoyed to see you doing the same.

  2. @SLW: Glad to hear you’re on this side!!

  3. Marvin said

    I agree.
    Also, if you would consider Genesis (the very first book of the Bible) as non-factual, then you’re simply saying that the whole Bible is not real.
    It all began with Genesis, destorying the begining of something destroys everything that follows it.

  4. Welcome, Marvin! That’s a very good point!

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