I am a Biblical Creationist. I believe God created the universe and life on the earth by His Word out of nothing in six twenty four hour days some thousands of years ago. Why? Because it is the clear teaching of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Does the earth have an appearance of age? Yes. Did it have an appearance of age on the day it was created? Only in the sense that things were created in a mature form. By this I mean an adult animal would take a number of years to mature if it hadn’t just been created as an adult. Adam and Eve would have taken years to reach the age they looked if they hadn’t been created as adults. The same with plants and trees and the earth and the sun and the moon and the stars and the light traveling to the earth from heavenly bodies, etc.
Those who speak of a trickster God say the appearance of age in something brand new is a deception. They fault God for making it difficult to determine the age of something brand new and say He is, therefore, dishonest. My response is, “How can God be dishonest when He revealed His involvement in creation to us?” Yes, He created things mature and then He told us He did!
Evolutionists speak of billions of years because no one really relates to how long that is. It’s so long, they think maybe anything could have happened in that amount of time. Really? Think about it, no matter when the first physical object came into being, it was in a moment of time. Nothing was there and then something was there. And, how did it get there? Someone created it. And, since God was the only One around and He told us He created everything we see, I choose to believe Him.
Every other voice that is raised to explain the existence of the universe and the beginning of life is guessing based on the evidence they see. None of those who push evolutionary theory can create anything out of nothing. None of those who promote evolutionary ideas can bring anything to life– not even with their brilliantly created minds and working with everything else God has already created.
Science is supposed to be based on repeatable experiments. Evolution isn’t based on science. It’s based on fanciful arguments submitted by end time scoffers who refuse to believe what God has told us about creation.
I could talk about the complexity of the eyeball or polystrate fossils or the historical evidence for dinosaurs living among men, but unbelievers refuse to believe no matter what evidence is presented to them. Why? Because they deliberately choose to reject God’s Word and everything that validates it.
Let’s look at some excerpts from 2 Peter 3:2-15 in the NLT. The Apostle Peter is speaking to the church of his day and we need to be reminded as well.
I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what our Lord and Savior commanded through your apostles.
Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”
They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.
[By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Heb 11:33 NLT]
Note: Those same scoffers who reject Biblical Creation also refuse to believe in the flood. Again, though massive amounts of evidence support a worldwide flood and cultures the world over tell stories of a worldwide flood, these modern sceptics condemn themselves by rejecting God’s Word. And the saddest part is that by refusing to believe what God has said in the past they render themselves incapable of believing what He warns us of concerning the future.
And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.
But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.
The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. …
Since everything around us is going to be destroyed…what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward … to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.
Note: Jesus, Who created everything to start with has promised to create a new heavens and a new earth where only the righteous will dwell. Won’t it be wonderful then! Yes, I am a Biblical Creationist. I believe God created everything that sin has marred and He will do it again for our eternal joy in relationship with Him and all of the redeemed.
And so, dear friends… make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.
And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved.