09 July 2010

Question of the Week:
Seven Day Creation?

by Anne Lang Bundy

“Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”
~ A.W. Tozer

Does a person have to believe that the world was created in seven days in order to go to heaven?
~ Russell, Port Orange, FL

Nope. But it sure is the shortest and safest route.

If a person believes the Gospel of Jesus Christ contained in the pages of the Bible, it will bolster faith considerably to also believe the entire Bible as God’s Word. The moment a person begins to pick and choose which parts of the Bible to believe, no point of faith—including salvation—can be certain.

Evolution masquerades as science. It is an absurd and rapidly crumbling theory of atheism, in conflict with both science and the Bible. A culture brainwashed to accept evolution as fact will have difficulty believing the opening pages of the Bible which describe the actual creation.

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 1:31 (NKJV)

If the Bible can be discounted on page one, why believe anything else it says? It isn’t difficult to believe that the earth was created in seven days, because science thoroughly supports that fact.* The Bible goes on to assert quite outlandish ideas which completely defy science:
• the woman Mary conceived a child by divine word without a man;
• Jesus was raised to life after being dead for three days and nights;
• Christians will one day be instantaneously transported into the sky without any vehicle.

Today’s question could also be viewed this way:

How much of the Bible must a person believe and understand to secure eternal life? How does a person determine which details of Scripture are critical to faith, and which ones supplement faith?

Neither theologians nor committed Christians will all agree on all those answers this side of Heaven’s gates. The points of Scripture I personally consider critical are contained in my
Statement of Faith.

If I could choose a single biblical point to show Scripture's irreconcilable conflict with evolution, it is the emphatic assertion (recorded in both Old and New Testaments) that death did not exist anywhere in creation until after humans sinned. Evolution demands that life evolved from billions of years of death before man and sin existed.

* For those interested in creation facts from the Bible and science, showing their agreement with one another and their conflict with evolution, you may find a handful of them over at my blog,
Building His Body.

© 2010
Anne Lang Bundy
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  1. You really pulled out all the stops today Anne! Great job over at your blog too.

    It's the after death part that screams love story to me. Christ died, then rose again. With belief in Him, mortality is a thing of the past. The resurrection super something to look forward to, something that should put a smile on your face during the bleakest moments life has to offer.

    Mary's divine conception is proof God doesn't need us, He desires us.
    Thank you Anne for another inspiring post! (and I'm still going to email you)

  2. I really like this post. You were brave enough to just say, "Nope. But it is the safest route."

    I liked that. This was very interesting!

  3. Thanks for this sis, greatly inspiring. I love you.

  4. ...even i have to admit that there during a difficult time of my life that i began to doubt/question God's existence. then i began to worry that maybe He was turning me away so that He could judge me. but anyways, when you wrote about there wasn't death until sin entered this world, the ages of those living during the time in the Old Testament is astounding in comparison with today. as the world began filling in sin, the number of years that people lived began to decrease dramtically. in todays world, i wouldn't want to live to be 300+ years old.

  5. Oh Anne, what a great post. The deeper I go with Christ, the more the Bible breathes Truth into me....and vice versa.

    People doubt the stories of Noah, Jonah, Daniel...all the most incredible stories in the Bible. Yet they believe the most fanciful story about how information can be added to DNA by...um...mutation. (Which are natural 'mistakes', of course.) They believe the fanciful tale that a single cell--which geneticists now know is more complex than a large metropolis--can be made by accident. And that's just one CELL.

    I know I'm simplifying evolution--but it is, at its core, a flawed theory. I count it as one of the "strong delusions" we're being sent in these last days.

    (BTW, Maureen decided that Heaven will have a glorious movie theater, wherein we can watch all the wonderful Bible events as they unfolded. She wants to watch how God created the world. Don't you just love that idea? ;)

    God bless you!

  6. T ~ "Mary's divine conception is proof God doesn't need us, He desires us." Oooohh. I like that!

    Duane ~ :D

    Denise ~ Love you too!

    Bud ~ In the perfect "new heavens and new earth," we'll be grateful that we live forever.

    Gwen ~ Please tell Maureen for me that I'm especially excited that in Heaven, we'll actually meet all the heroes of the Bible. And I've no doubt that there may be a way of seeing everything again. I want to see Jesus declare "IT IS FINISHED!" and then rise from the dead.