Dear Pastor Andy, do you believe in Genesis and Creation? I just want to know if you do, and why if you do or don’t.
Yes, I do believe in Genesis and creation. Why? Well, there are many reasons. For example:
- If you’ll read the whole Bible from the point of view as somebody who’s read the New Testament, then it’s real neat to see how it all ties together. I mean, If you’ll read the New Testament, then read Genesis (and sometimes use a little help from commentaries), it’s mind-blowing to see how Genesis really sets the stage for Christ! It’s like, it all makes sense now, ya know?
There was actually a Pastor once who I’d heard about who preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ all from Genesis. I wish I could remember who that was (anybody know? Please comment below).
Plus, In John 1, the Apostle wrote about Creation, explaining that it was actually Jesus (God the Son) who created everything that exists. So when you tie in everything that Genesis says, and compare it to what John said, then compare it to the rest of the Bible, it makes perfect sense.
- As a Christian, I believe it’s my responsibility to believe everything in the Bible. I’m sure that sounds a little extreme, or weak to some people, but problems arise when we begin to pick and choose what parts of the Bible we want to believe. If I’m going to believe that the Bible is infallible and the True Word of God, then I need to believe all of it.
- Looking at a skeptic’s view of Creation, you really have to look at all the suggestions of how we came to be, and in light of knowing God, His majesty, and everything He’s capable of, the Creation story is all that makes sense to me. I mean, I agree that there are some things about creation that we can’t understand or explain, but then, there are many things about God we can’t understand or explain, either.