Did you catch the debate last night between Bill Nye, the Science Guy and Ken Ham, the Creation Bloke? The live-streamed event was viewed in thousands of churches in the US, and millions of homes worldwide. I watched it in a Camp office with six teenagers training to become leaders.
Having taken notes, I could fill this post with the details. Let me just make an effort to summarize:
1. The evolutionist insisted that macroevolution is provable with the fossil record. The creationist argued that neither view can be proven with physical evidence.
2. Both sides disagreed on “starting points,” and the interpretation of physical findings.
3. Nye suggested the creationist populations of some parts of this country do not understanding “our place in the cosmos”…being essentially “scientifically illiterate.” Ham recognized the great “creating” being done by Bible-believing scientists who teach, invent, and discover new things each year.
The Science Guy couldn’t convince me that, though he really does wonder strongly about his own origins and purpose, there is any hope for mankind.
Ham’s arguments overflowed with reason, purpose, and the greatest hope possible. But the lasting point was made at 9:10 PM… “Energy and matter will never produce life!” Only God could have done that!
This is a battle, but not over creation or evolution. This battle is really about authority…is it man or God? One has given us a clearly written record of His work. The other must “believe in” assumptions made from fossils, subatomic particles, and starlight. One is “simple”…but requires humility and submission. The other is “complex”…elevating man, while removing all moral responsibility.
Which is yours?
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”(Genesis 1:1;2:7/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.