Posts Tagged ‘creationism’

In The Beginning

November 12, 2009

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1

How important is it that Christians believe in creation?  I believe that, although it is not necessary for salvation, that it profoundly impacts the way that we perceive scripture, and can eventually destroy our faith in Jesus as the Christ.  

If we believe that the creation story is a myth, rather than a historical event, then we are more prone to discard other Biblical stories that contain supernatural occurences.  For example: the flood in Noah’s  day, was only local, it was only perceived as world-wide; the burning bush was some bright reflection within the bush; the plagues of Egypt were exaggerated and coincidental; and so forth.  Soon the virgin birth, miracles of Jesus, and the resurrection are removed, or interpreted as myth, or legend as well.  You end up with Jesus the carpenter, who was an extraordinary man, prophet and teacher: not the only begotten Son of God.  The Bible becomes the word of men, rather than the Word of God. We simply accept the parts with which we agree, and discard those portions that we do not want to believe.

Beginnings are very important.  Our direction in the beginning  can determine our final destination.

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A Little Respect

May 7, 2009

James Corbett, a high school history teacher at a Southern California public high school, was found to be guilty of violating the First Amendment when he called creationism “superstitious nonsense” during a lecture.  Chad Farnan, his student at the time, took offense and filed a complaint.  U.S. District judge James Seina made the ruling, citing the establishment clause.  That clause has been interpreted to mean that government employees are prohibited from displaying religious hostility.

Although Christianity is the primary religion in the United States, (also world wide) it has sometimes seemed as though teachers could get away with almost any negative, critical, comments without reprimand.  I am very glad to hear that, at least in public schools, religious beliefs, including Christianity, should be treated with a little respect.

Flubber

June 29, 2008

While flipping through channels I recently came across the movie “Flubber” starring Robin Williams.  I remember the original movie coming out in my childhood and when the remake came out we rented it to watch with our children.  There was one enormous difference in the new version.  Flubber was a life form. 

This is important because it portrays life as an accident that can be recreated in a test tube.  I believe that God is the creator of all life, and it was no accident.  Scientists have tried very hard to create life, but have failed.  “Flubber” presents it as a possibility to all of the young minds enjoying the show.  Of course, this fits right in with evolutionary theory, which suggests that life began, and continues to develop by accident, rather than by the intentional act of a Creator.  This teaching removes the need for a creator God, and undermines a belief in both God, and the Bible, which states “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”  (Genesis 1:1)