As I speak out about creation, evolution and science, I sometimes have fellow Christians ask why it really matters what we believe about origins. For the record, let me just say that if we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that God has raised the Lord Jesus from the dead, we will be saved (Romans 10:9). But that does not mean that our beliefs about creation have no impact on salvation. [Read more…]
Richard Dawkins defines faith as an excuse for not thinking and evaluating evidence. On the contrary, I have noticed that creation scientists typically point to scientific evidence that supports their claims. It is those who believe in evolution (and particularly atheists) who often hold to their beliefs based on what amounts to nothing more that blind faith.
After promoting the denial of God for much of his life, Dawkins was asked what his excuse would be to God if he ended up being wrong about his beliefs. He responded by saying that he would ask God why He took such pains to hide Himself. But would such an excuse satisfy the judge of the universe? According to Romans 1:18-20, what can be known of God is shown to all men, but they supress it due to their unrighteousness. It goes on to say that God’s power and invisible attributes are clearly seen in what He created, so they are without excuse.
Even if Dawkins were to argue that the existence of the Creator was not evident from the creation, how could he accuse God of hiding himself when there are so many organizations that exist for the sole purpose of showing the evidence for the Creator God? This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but I will highlight a few popular creation ministries here. [Read more…]