Saturday, January 26, 2008

Biblical Creationism

Some of the best books take the longest to read. Biblical Creationism by Dr. Henry Morris is one example. It took me much longer to read than it should have, but it was always a rewarding experience when I put away the candy-like reading of lighter books and picked up the nourishing meal of Biblical Creationism.

This book is an in depth, comprehensive study of the entire Bible from the viewpoint of Creation. What does the Bible say about the origins of the universe? Does the entire Bible affirm the truth of the first 10 chapters of Genesis? Did the Prophets and New Testament writers believe the story of creation?

Dr. Henry Morris unabashedly believes in the divine inspiration of the entire Bible from Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." to Revelation 22:20-21, "He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen."

The Bible teaches one uncorrupted word from God, and this book is a strong rebuttal to anyone who believes that the first part of Genesis can be interpreted as allegory without changing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For we learn that Jesus is not only the Savior of the world but the Creator of the world. He is the "I AM."

Almost every scripture that refers or alludes to the first several chapters from Genesis (including the creation, fall of man, flood account, and early men such as Adam, Seth, and Enoch) is quoted by Dr. Morris as he moves through each book in the Bible from beginning to end to affirm the unwavering truth of God's creating power.

Unlike some modern people who struggle with stories from the Bible such as Joshua's long day (when the sun stood still) and the parting of the Red Sea, Dr. Henry Morris finds every answer in an all powerful God who has the ability to create from nothing. The entire universe is sustained by Him, and the laws of nature are reliant upon Him.

Biblical Creationism teaches the importance of creation in evangelism. It references Paul, Peter, John, and others who rooted the gospel message in creation. When one understands that we were created by God, it should be clear that we are responsible to our Creator. Man needs a Savior.

I recommend this book. Dr. Henry Morris brought six decades of Bible and word origin study to the table in the writing of this book, and I think it is safe to say that the lie of evolution will find a deadly enemy in any Christian who arms himself with the Bible knowledge found within Biblical Creationism.

2 comments:

Becc@ said...

Sounds really good! You've inspired me to want to read it! :)

Rebekah said...

You should also try Answers in Genesis. answersingenesis.com They are a great Creation website.