The following articles are related to the topic of CREATION

Are Logic and Scripture Compatible?

Some religionists are opposed to "using logic" or "reason" concerning spiritual things. We are informed, by these guardians of rational thought, that the use of logic is the reason for much of the division in the church today. This position is perplexing, for those who reject the use of "reason," reason that binding "our conclusions" produces much of the religious ... read more »

Pascal and Paul

Blaise Pascal was a remarkable scholar of mid-17th century France. Home-schooled by his father (his mother having died when he was three), he showed astounding intellectual skills as a youth. By the time he was twelve, he had figured out the equivalent of many of Euclid's geometrical theories. At nineteen, he invented the first workable calculator. He formulated the "theory ... read more »

Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation

The concluding book of the New Testament begins in the following fashion: "The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show to his servants." (1:1a). One of the intriguing questions discussed by scholars is the phrase "of Jesus Christ" (Iesou Christou [genitive case]). The genitive frequently is expressed in English by the preposition "of," as in this text-thus, ... read more »

The English Standard Version Study Bible – A Review

Shortly after its initial appearance, we published an article reviewing The English Standard Version (2001, Crossway Bibles). In that composition we cataloged what we perceived to be some of the strengths and weaknesses of this translation of the Bible. Generally, I commended the ESV, though I remain of the persuasion that the American Standard Version (1901) is still the best ... read more »

How Do I Distinguish the “Literal” from the “Figurative”?

"I do not understand why ministers will teach that one passage in the Bible is 'literal,' while they say that another one is 'figurative.'For instance, in one of your articles you argue that the 'days' of the creation week are literal (twenty-four hour days).On the other hand, you say that the '1,000 years' mentioned in Revelation, chapter 20, is 'figurative.'Why ... read more »

The Big Bang Theory vs. God’s Word

"We have tried over and over again to point out to readers that the big bang theory is not at odds with the Bible nor with the concept of God as Creator." So wrote John N. Clayton, of South Bend, Indiana, in the September-October, 1999 issue of his paper, Does God Exist? In addition to teaching high school, Mr. Clayton ... read more »

The Elephant in Evolution’s Living Room

Dr. John Morris is affiliated with the Institute for Creation Research in El Cajon, California. He produces a column each month in a publication called Back to Genesis. In a past issue, there appeared a fascinating piece regarding the startling admission of a molecular biologist who was interviewed earlier this year by a journalist in Virginia (Morris, 2000). I would ... read more »

Are Some Sins “Excused”?

"In his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul describes a certain level of human activity as 'inexcusable' (Rom. 1:20). Does this imply that some conduct, even that which is bad, is 'excusable'?" No, that would be an erroneous conclusion to draw from the terminology of the passage cited above. All sin - any sin - is a transgression of ... read more »

How Is God To Be “Known”?

"Some say that God can be known from nature; others say that he can be known only by studying the Bible. What is the correct viewpoint?" There are two vantagepoints to be considered by this question. God is revealed by both nature and the Bible - but in different ways. Abstract RevelationFirst, it is clear that there is a threshold ... read more »

Reasoning from the Visible to the Invisible

How does one know that God exists?We have not seen him or heard an audible word from his mouth.We cannot prove "scientifically" that he is real.We cannot weigh him, measure him, or photograph him.Is, then, our "faith" utterly without evidence? No, it is not.There are data that we can see, hear, measure, weigh, and test in a variety of ways.And ... read more »