by Jerry Vines

Cosmos Out of Chaos
God and the Rocks
Genesis 1:2
Jerry Vines

The earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon
the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the
face of the waters.
One of the sciences used sometimes by unbelievers to discredit the Genesis account of crea-
tion is the science of geology. There are some geologists who say that the world is between
15 and 20 billion years old. There are others who say that the Bible teaches that the world
is only around 4 thousand years old. So, looking at what geology says in terms of millions
and what some say the Bible says in terms of thousands, there many who feel that the Bible
has been discredited scientifically and many people turn away from any understandable,
reasonable, commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and to the Word of God. I remember a few
years ago there was a young boy about 9 years of age I had the privilege of baptizing.
When he was eleven, he came down the aisle of our little country church there and said he
felt the Lord was calling him to preach. I was so delighted. Later on, after having moved
from that particular area, this young fellow got up to be the age of these young people
and enrolled in college, majoring in geology. As result of his studies in the field of
geology he subsequently through over his faith in the Lord Jesus, completely abandoned his
plans to preach the gospel and the last I heard he had no interest in the things of God
whatsoever. I think it is very important that our young people have some kind of reasonable
understanding of what the Bible says about the creation of the world and of what God has to
say about their own existence, so when they come into the college atmosphere they will not
be thrown or shaken by the things which they hear and read. There is a basic presupposition
which always underlines I study and everything I understand about the Bible and science.
That basic presupposition is this: true science and true Bib ...

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