by Stan Coffey

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Can We Believe In Both?
Stan Coffey

Genesis 1:1 (NIV) -- "In the beginning God created the heavens and earth."

Hebrews 11:3 (NIV) -- "By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."

Today we are talking about creation or evolution, can we believe in both? As I said last week, some people say that they are theistic evolutionists. That is, they believe in the theory of evolution and they believe God created the world through evolution, trying to reconcile the creation story in the Bible with the scientific evidence touted by scientists.

Well, I believe, in my own mind, it's mutually exclusive. You cannot believe the world was made by God and believe what the scientists teach about evolution and we'll be seeing why that is not true.

There are four words that are the key words to faith and to having the world view that we need to have and that is, "In the beginning, God." If you can believe those four words, then you can believe all the miracles of the Bible, you can believe what the Bible says about Jesus Christ, that He's the Son of God and the Saviour of the world. You can believe all the Bible teaches if you just believe those first four words.

The word for "create" there is the Hebrew world "Berah." Berah means, to make something out of nothing. It refers to God who took things that were invisible and He made all that is visible out of them.

You and I can build things and in some cases science can recreate things but only God can create. Only God has creative power to bring something out of nothing.

Now when man says that he makes a life, it means that he takes the egg or he takes the sperm and he fertilizes them in a Petri dish and he forms life but he has to start with the basic ingredients of life that comes from God.
Man can discover, man can do many wonderful things but only God can "berah." God berah ...

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