The following articles are related to the topic of CREATION

What’s This Mars Stuff All About?

I have always had a great interest in space. One of my most vivid memories of early childhood was watching a space module leave the moon as it began its journey home on our old black and white television set. The amazing accomplishments of the space shuttle program, in spite of tragic losses, has intrigued me as well. And who ... read more »

Calvinism and the Great Commission

John Calvin (1509-64) was a religious reformer and theologian. The basic premise of his theology was the absolute sovereignty (right to reign) of God, out of which evolved his misguided theory of "predestination." The Swiss reformer believed that human "free will" was destroyed by man's "original sin"; thus, the innate power to yield to the will of God was lost ... read more »

Do Not Sin Against the Children

Jacob's eldest son, Reuben scolded his younger brothers: "Did I not tell you, 'Do not sin against the child'; and you would not listen?" The foregoing question of accusation was framed when the disguised Joseph, then a ruler in Pharaoh's court, demanded that their younger brother, Benjamin, be brought into the land of Egypt (Genesis 42:22). Reuben's question reflected the ... read more »

Our Universe: An Amazing Machine

The term "machine" can be employed in several ways. A wheel, a lever, and a screw are classified as simple machines because these devices transmit or change the application of energy. Other machines are complex. They consist of a number of integrated parts which function harmoniously, presumably for the accomplishment of some purpose. For example, a pair of pliers is ... read more »

The Day-Day View: A Criticism Answered

What is the "Day-Day" view? It is the view that considers the "days" of the creation week in Genesis 1 as exactly what the text implies - literal days of approximately twenty-four hours each. It is, therefore, the antithesis of the Day-Age Theory, which has enjoyed sustained popularity among some scholars. Generally, the Day-Age Theory is not defended by an ... read more »

You’ve Heard of the Patience of Job

"Cry louder ... maybe he is in deep thought; maybe he has excused himself; perhaps he is out of town; perchance he is asleep and must be awakened." Accordingly, Elijah taunted the prophets of Baal. They cried from the morning to the middle of the afternoon in a frenzied display of paganism. The inspired narrative concludes, "But there was no ... read more »

False Ideas About Jesus Christ

Without question Jesus of Nazareth is the most dominating figure in human history. Who was he? Or in the words of the Teacher himself in a question to the leaders of the Jewish community, "What do you think of the Christ?" Every intellectually reflective person must come to grips with this engaging question. The available data regarding the identity of ... read more »

Job’s Final Exam

The book of Job is one of the most profound pieces of writing ever to grace the world's literature. Noted novelist Victor Hugo once said that if all the world's literature were to be destroyed, and he could save one sample, it would be the book of Job. The basic theme of the document is familiar to most Bible students. ... read more »

Command or Culture – Discerning the Difference

In 1967 the United Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted a new confession of faith. Concerning the nature of the Bible the following statement was made: "The Scriptures, given under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are nevertheless the words of men, conditioned by the language, thought forms, and literary fashions of the place and times at which they were written. They ... read more »

The Pentateuch: The Cornerstone of Scripture

The word "Pentateuch" is derived from the Greek pentateuchos, which means "five books" or a "five-volume scroll." This was applied to the first five books of the Old Testament, commonly referred to in Hebrew as the Humash ("the five fifths"), or the Torah ("the law"). In both Testaments, the first five books of the Bible are considered a unit. In ... read more »