Dr. Terry Mortenson of Answers In Genesis has roundly demolished Justin Taylor's sinful attack against the Genesis account of a young earth created in six 24 hour days here.
John Piper, purveyor of cussing x-rated, justification-by-works, universalist and pelagian preachers, denies the Genesis account as written and holds to the damnable Evoultion theory of the Gap Theory. He is also soft on sodomy now.
John Stott, Anglican and denier of a literal Hell , denies the creation of Adamfrom dust by God's hand.
Peter Enns, suspended then forced to exit from Westminster Theological Seminary for his heretical book that denies of the the innerancy of Scripture , flat out denies the Adam of Scripture as the first man created and our head (Romans 5).
Mike Huckabee, ex-pastor and former presidential candidate refused to declare faith in the Genesis account; leaving it open to either six literal days or the evolution Gap theory. (He is not a Reformer, just to be clear.)
Tim Keller, Reformergent and endorser/writer for the evolutionistic Biologos, also doesn't know how God created; denies the sufficiency of Scripture. ;denies a literal Genesis account (p. 4-5 "Creation, Evolution, and Lay People")
Are you seeing a pattern?
Rev 4:11 "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
Gen 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
Gen 2:7 then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was createdby the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Psa 33:6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
Psa 148:4 Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! 5 Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created.
Heb 1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Joh 1:3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Isa 45:12 I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.
Belief in the Literal Six Day Creation as Genesis clearly says, IS of eternal importance for a few reasons:
* God said He created in six literal days and that's enough to believe it.
* To deny the above IS to sit in the seat of scoffers (Ps. 1:1-2) and say what the Serpent said, "Hath God said?"
* Hebrews 1:3 lists FIRST SLDC (six literal day creation) as the object of our faith.
* Deny SLDC leads to denial of a real Fall, historical Adam and Eve, Justification, Total Depravity, and therefore Salvation.
2 Thes. 2: 13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit AND THROUGH BELIEF in the TRUTH. 14 He called you to THIS THROUGH OUR GOSPEL , that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. (caps for emphasis by me)
Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
"Genesis 1:1 states, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." This is the first and foremost apologetic. If a person stumbles on this one profound truth, a lifetime of doubt and confusion lies ahead for him, full of uncertainty about the ultimate purpose for being alive.But when a Christian attempts to alter this ultimate statement of reality to fit the compromising philosophies of men--even scientifically-trained professionals--then woe to him for his unbelief and, even graver still, for teaching others that unbelief."
Now as we have already learned in our study of origins in the study of the first Chapter of Genesis, it is sheer foolishness scientifically and it is utter unbelief Biblically to impose on creation any kind of evolution.Evolution is not a reasonable explanation for the universe or life on earth in any sense whatsoever. It is scientifically impossible, and it is Biblically rejected. If we look closely at the issue of Genesis 1 and creation, we find no evidence of evolution whatsoever in the text of scripture; nor is there any indication by any kind of reasonable science that any form of evolution from species to species could at all take place. And I've suggested to you a number of times, and I do it again, that as you look more closely at the issue of unbelief and denial of the clearly revealed account of creation in the book of Genesis, it is fair to say that anyone who rejects the Genesis creation account, anyone who rejects that God created the universe in six literal 24-hour days, makes an assault on scripture; makes an assault on the historicity of scripture, the accuracy of scripture, the inspiration of scripture, the inerrancy of scripture and the authenticity of scripture.
It is no small thing to deny the straightforward creation account of Genesis Chapter 1. And we could go so far as to say that in actuality, the Bible itself stands or falls with the historical accuracy of Genesis 1.If we cannot trust the creation account, then why should we trust anything else on the pages of scripture? It is sad to say that even the secular world has through the years better understood this than many Christians.