In The Beginning

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

It seems that every generation or so a new attack comes upon the Genesis account of creation, and again that ugly monstrosity is raising its head. But this time the attacks are coming from inside the churches and seminaries. Too often I hear of preachers and teachers who deny the Biblical account of creation. Repudiating the Word of God in Genesis chapters 1-11 they proclaim the Genesis account as no more than symbolic Christian Mythology.

Those preachers and teachers do exactly what scripture warns us against, placing value on human wisdom and philosophy. In doing that they deny that God created the world in six days and teach the Bible as literature rather than literal. They twist the words of God to make them align with the words of man’s intellectualism. They deem science as more trustworthy than Scripture.

The danger in that is paramount for us as Christians. If preachers and seminary professors deny a literal interpretation of any portion of the Bible they open the door to denying all the Bible as truth. To proclaim the Genesis account of creation as “mytho-historical fantasy,” as one Houston Baptist College professor recently did, cuts the legs from under all we believe about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and salvation, and we should never allow that.

It’s time for true Christians to take a stand on the Bible, and that stand begins with, “In the beginning.”

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