by Eddie Snipes

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Biblical Creation
Eddie Snipes
Genesis 1:1-5

In today's culture, we are challenged by two worldviews. The evolution worldview says that we are products of chance and are not a part of God's divine plan. The biblical worldview says that God has created us for a purpose. The Bible says that we must trust Christ by faith, walk by faith and live every part of our life by faith in our God and His purpose for our lives. Does faith mean that we have to be blind to the evidence or should the evidence all around us build our faith? I heard one Christian defend her faith to an atheist by saying, "are you going to believe the evidence, or are you going to believe God?" Do we have to make that choice, or does the evidence point to God? I stand on the fact that the evidence points to God and because I know that what God has said is true, I can be confident that He is trustworthy to direct my future. You can't exempt faith, but you can support it. My point is that God does not demand that we deny reality, but that we acknowledge the work of His hands and based on what He has done, we are to have confidence in Him in the things we can't see with our eyes. This universe is a testimony to our God. What I plan to do is show that both evolution and creation require faith, but the evidence points toward creation and those who hold to evolution or a godless worldview are the ones who live by blind faith.

We read the first 5 verses of Genesis discussing the first day of creation. The remainder of creation follows:
Day 2 verses 6-8, God created the firmament (or expanse).
Day 3 God created the dry land and separated from the seas, and the plants. 9-13
Day 4 God created light, stars, moon and sun. 14-19
Day 5 God created life in the waters, birds 20-23
Day 6 God created animals on the land and the beasts of the field 24-25
Also on day 6, God created the crown of His creation. Man was created in the image of God.
Day 7 God rested to give man a ...

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