The debate about Creationism vs. Evolution rages in the American popular culture.  This page hopes to add some light to the debate. 
    The tension between how people interpret the Bible and what people believe that they have learned through science has been with us for a long time.  The fact is, science and the Bible are both needed to find the truth.

In the Beginning

    Genesis chapter 1 verses 1 & 2 are a partial summary of the creation story.  The partial summary gives the reader certain details from a different point of view that will be missing from another version of the story.  This is an example of a particular style of story telling sometimes called "oriental" story telling.
    After a summary has been given, the story begins again with a more specific retelling in verse 3 with the words, "And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light."
    Scientists now believe that the universe began with a "Big Bang."  The "big bang" is here in verse three.  God released the power of His Word into one point and from there the universe exploded outward.
    For a time science disagreed with the Bible's assertion of a beginning and some Christians argue that there was no "big bang."  Yet, the big bang is here in Genesis 1 verse three:  "Let there be light . . ."
    Human beings do not ascribe life to words, but God's Words are full of power and life as testified in Genesis 1.  From that point where God released His Word the entire universe and all the potential it held began.

    What are the chances of this clock coming into existence by spontaneous generation?

    Aren't human beings a lot more complicated than a clock?

The Word of God

    The name translated "God" in Genesis 1 is "Elohim" a latent plural name.  The Name means that "Faithfulness and Strength" and indicates that there is more than one person in one unified being.  In the opening passages of Genesis the three persons of God are present.  The Father, the Holy Spirit as described in verse 2 and the Son in verse 3, i.e., the Word.
    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made"  John 1:1-3.  The Word of God created the universe in a sudden release of power.  John 1:14 tells us that the Word is Jesus, the Son of God:  "The Word became flesh and lived for awhile among us."

"Disorder to Order"

    Creationists insist that the universe and the earth were created in six days.  Who defines what is a 'day?'  Time is a relative concept based on individual or collective perception.  Perception of time changes as gravity and speed change.  What constitutes a "day" in these early passages of Genesis?  Whose idea of a "day" is being used here to describe time?  Human beings are not yet on the scene.  What is time to God?
    "And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day" Genesis 1:5.  The Hebrew words "evening and morning" used in Genesis 1 are also the same words meaning "disorder to order."  Translators saw the word "day" and translated the previous words as "evening and morning."  But the Bible is not talking about a 24-hour

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