Hi to my Forum Friends,
As I was getting ready to bid my computer "good night!" -- an e-mail came in from The Institute For Creation Research containing the devotional below. It was written by Dr. Henry M. Morris, founder and long time president of The Institute For Creation Research -- a scientist and a Christian believer. Dr. Morris has written very good commentaries on both Genesis and Revelation, as well as many other books explaining the Bible -- and he hit the nail on the head with this short devotional.
Of course, we know that our recently reincarnated resident atheist will tell us that Dr. Morris was stupid and was not really a scientist. Yet, he did have his Ph.D. in a technical and scientific field -- and he spent a life time declaring the truths found in our Bible.
THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION
Dr. Henry M. Morris, March 13, 2010
The Institute For Creation Research
"But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female." (Mark 10:6)
These words of the Lord Jesus Christ ought to settle once and for all, for those who take His words seriously, the controversial question of the age of the earth. The earth was created essentially at the same time, He said, as the creation of Adam and Eve. Christ was quoting from Genesis 1:27: "male and female created He them." This greatest of God's creative works was "from the beginning of the creation," not 18 billion years after the beginning of the creation, as modern old-earth advocates allege.
One can understand why atheists believe in evolution and an almost infinitely old universe, for they really have no other alternative. One who believes in a personal God, on the other hand, only dishonors God if he believes such humanistic speculations rather than God's Word. God is omniscient and omnipotent, as well as loving and merciful, and He would never do anything like this.
The great ages assumed by evolutionary geologists supposedly involved billions of years of suffering and dying by billions of animals before man ever evolved. Surely this would have been the most inefficient, wasteful, and cruel method that ever could have been devised for "creating" human beings. Since man's creation was God's main purpose, there is no conceivable reason why He would waste billions of years in such a meaningless charade as this before getting to the point.
In fact, the only reason He took six days instead of an instant of time was to serve as a pattern for man's work week (Exodus 20:8-11). In fact, the Lord Jesus Christ was not only a creationist, but was Himself the Creator of all things (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; etc.).
Therefore, He is the best possible witness as to when He created man and woman, and He said it was "from the beginning of the creation!" HMM
I pray that you find this enlightening and edifying.
God bless, have a wonderful, blessed day,