The following articles are related to the topic of CREATION

Creationism in Our Schools

In April 1998, Dr. A. Jang, a professor of Natural Science & Psychology at National University, gave a speech in Los Angeles, California which he detailed a survey report which supposedly reflects attitudes toward the biblical doctrine of creation within educational institutions affiliated with churches of Christ. The report contained some interesting information. There appears to be minimal interest about ... read more »

False Charges Against Creationism

When one encounters an ideological position with which he disagrees, there are several possible reactions. He could reflect honestly upon the new idea, carefully research it, and give it an honest evaluation. That certainly would be the noble thing to do. Then again he might, if the viewpoint makes him uncomfortable, simply ignore it, hoping it will go away. On ... read more »

When the Creation Is Delivered

In a marvelous passage designed to provide comfort for afflicted children of God, Paul affirms that the "sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward" (Romans 8:18). He continues by suggesting that "the creation," with great anticipation, awaits the revealing of God's children (vv. 19-23). He notes that ... read more »

Romans 8:21 — Creation Delivered

One of the most perplexing contexts in the book of Romans is found in chapter 8. In this section Paul suggests that the "whole creation" anticipates a deliverance from the bondage of corruption (vv. 21, 22). The key question is this: in what sense will the "creation" be delivered from corruption? Is the language literal or figurative? Those of the ... read more »

The Creation “Days” – Literal or Figurative?

Dr. George Wald of Harvard University was a militant proponent of the theory of evolution. He was, though, at least honest enough to admit that the theory was fraught with some very serious difficulties. These problems, however, in Wald's view, were not insurmountable. He solved some of the "impossibilities" by appealing to time. Time itself, he said, "performs the miracles." ... read more »

Is the Bible Creation Account a Myth?

A student in my Bible class says he believes that the Genesis account of the creation may be a myth, or at least just symbolism. How do I respond to him? There are several lines of evidence which may be employed to show that the Genesis record of the creation is not a myth, nor is it symbolic. First, though, ... read more »

The Creation Week—Reflections on Genesis

Man has always been intrigued with the theme of origins. Science, however, cannot satisfy that curiosity, for it cannot deal with the question of origins. That is beyond the scope of the scientific method, which requires observation and experimentation. The first verse of the Bible, though, by divine inspiration, answers the human longing: "In the beginning God created the heavens ... read more »

Enuma Elish: A Babylonian “Creation” Account

In 1845, A.H. Layard, an English archaeologist, discovered the library of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal among the ruins of ancient Nineveh. Some 26,000 clay-tablet fragments, representing about 10,000 different texts, were found. Among these tablets was a Babylonian "Creation" account, written in Akkadian cuneiform script. Published in 1876 by George Adam Smith of the British Museum, the narrative is known ... read more »

Romans 1:20 – The Testimony of Creation

In Romans 1, Paul delivers a blistering indictment against the ancient pagan world. The heathen society of that day had drifted far from God. The darkness of idolatry had smothered out a true view of Deity. No excuse could justify such flagrant rebellion, and for the following reason. "For the invisible things of Him [God] since the creation of the ... read more »

The Uniqueness of the Biblical Creation Record

Dr. George A. Barton served as a professor of Semitic languages at the University of Pennsylvania. At one time he also was director of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem. He was recognized as an expert in biblical archaeology. In his massive volume, Archaeology And The Bible, first published in 1916, professor Barton makes the following statement: "[T]here ... read more »