Friday, July 2, 2010

It was Good !

My neighbour friend rang the door bell tonight to bring me some Bing cherries from the Okanagen. They were perfect and delicious!!

My patio baskets are blooming. I marvelled today at the delicate petals arranged in endless variety.

My husband came across this video tonight - a slideshow of an amazing array of God's artistic creativity in bugs that are rarely seen.

How different from each other were my three reminders today of God's wondrous creation. Yet each one conveyed the same message -- Our God is indeed a God that inspires awe in our hearts as we observe His amazing handiwork.
It IS indeed GOOD, even as He said when He created all things.

I believe in the six day creation --- because it is what God said He did.

Exo 20:11 "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. "

The cherries, the flowers, the bugs all need very specific conditions to grow, to bloom or to reproduce. If any of the conditions are not met, there will be no cherries or flowers or bugs.

I understand atheists clinging to evolution because it is their only alternative to believing in a creator. But I do not understand Christians who try to find some middle ground by believing that God created all things but allowing that He used evolution or millions of years to do it in. The days of creation, they say, are not twenty-four hour days.

If each creation day is perhaps a million years and since each day is made of up day and night... was the earth alternately dark and light in 500,000 year cycles? And what vegetation would survive in 500,000 years of darkness? And when did the very long days finally become the 24 hour length we have today?

We recently listened to someone who believed that the Genesis creation days were not literal 24 hours but rather much longer. In the same conversation he showed a video of a hummingbird that could only survive if it had access to one particular flower. And this flower could only survive if this same hummingbird pollinated it. Since the flower and hummingbird were not made on the same creation day , they were separated by perhaps millions of years. How did the flower survive all that time waiting for the hummingbird to come pollinate it?

More and more scientists are admitting that the evolution model does not work. In
The Origin of Species, Darwin writes: “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” He believed that the basic cell, the building block of life, was 'simple' and on this supposed fact based his theories. Science has proven the cell to be anything but simple; it is unbelievably complex. That pulls the rug out from under Darwin's feet.

There is no reason to doubt God's Word. What is so hard about believing that a God who is all powerful and wise created a world in six days? If He didn't do it in six days, would He not have told us ? I like what someone said in answer to someone who stated that a scripture passage did not mean what it said. They retorted ..."If God didn't mean what He said, then why didn't He say what He meant?" I believe God said exactly what He meant.

A God who could create all that we see in the minutest detail of complexity and order, could easily have done it in LESS than six days had He so chosen .

" He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen." Deu 10:21



Lovella ♥ said...

Great post Julie. I have always believed in the six day theory, and nothing has convinced me otherwise.

ellen b. said...

Yes He could! :0)
I am more and more amazed when my eyes are open to the wonders God has created!

Sandy said...

God is AWESOME and there is none like Him. He created just as the Bible said He did.
Great post, Julie.
Love ya,
Sandy in NC

Anneliese said...

Thank you, Julie. I'm with you. God said it and I believe it ... why would he say that He rested on the seventh day and then tell His people to rest on the seventh day . . . unless it was a literal seventh day? What is the point ot trying too say they were not actually literally seven days? Is that too hard to believe?

Elsie said...

You have raised some really good points, Julie! I have a Christian friend who laughs at 6-day creationists because she says there is so much scientific evidence that the earth is much older.....but I wonder sometimes if that scientific evidence is based on flawed assumptions.

Anonymous said...

Great post Julie! I believe as you do....our God is able to do more than we can imagine. Shifting God's word to 'fit' our ideas and theories is dangerous. He is a God of wonders....faithful...trustworthy. Once again I loved your illustrations....perfect fit. Kathy (MGCC)

betty r said...

I love that you shared this Julie..have had this same conversation with those who don't believe that God created the world in 6 days.
God said it..I believe it!