Creation and Apologetics

Creationism is a key concept in biblical Christianity. To reject it is to reject a significant portion of Scripture. But when science contradicts Scripture, do we refine science or reinterpret Scripture?

Day One: Creation, Theology, and Faith
The creation/evolution debate has been raging for years. To many, it seems like two opposing sides yelling at each other with no one really listening...
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Day Two: Evidence for Intelligent Design
Modern scientific insight has revealed startling evidence for intelligent design from various disciplines, from biology to astronomy, from physics to cosmology...
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Day Three: The Literal Adam and Eve
Let us assume for a moment that the Adam and Eve story is not to be understood literally. What would be the result? Would Christianity remain essentially the same with a non-literal understanding of the story of Adam and Eve? No...
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Day Four: The God of the Gaps
The "God-of-the-gaps" argument refers to a perception of the universe in which anything that currently can be explained by our knowledge of natural phenomena is considered outside the realm of divine interaction, and thus the concept of "God" is invoked to explain what science is, as yet, incapable of explaining...
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Day Five: The Two Creation Accounts
Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Later, in Genesis 2:4, it seems that a second, different story of creation begins...
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Day Six: Extraterrestrial Life
The question of whether God created life on other planets is certainly fascinating...Everything that God has made, be it you and me, or wildlife, or angels, or stars and planets, has been created for His glory...
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Day Seven: Sin and the Forbidden Fruit
The phrase "forbidden fruit" refers to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They were forbidden by God to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil...
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Day Eight: The Anthropic Principle
Anthropic means "relating to human beings or their existence." Principle means "law." The Anthropic Principle is the Law of Human Existence...
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Day Nine: Immortality and Overpopulation
If death had not entered the world, and if all of Adam and Eve's descendants had followed God's admonishment, eventually, the world would have been filled. But would it have been overpopulated?...
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Day Ten: Intelligent and the Flying Spaghetti Monster
In 2005, in protest of the Kansas State Board of Education's decision to require the teaching of Intelligent Design in addition to Darwinian evolution, Bobby Henderson professed belief in a Flying Spaghetti Monster as the universe's supernatural creator...
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Day Eleven: BioLogos
BioLogos is the name of an organization that promotes theistic evolution. Their slogan is "science and faith in harmony," and they seek to show that science and faith do not have to be mutually exclusive...
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Day Twelve: Creationism, Evolution, and Worldview
The key difference between creationism and evolution comes down to our certainty about everything we think we know. Think about it: if our five senses and our brains are merely the product of random, purposeless evolution, how can we be sure that they're giving us reliable information?...
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Image Credit: Ian Bailey-Mortimer; "In the beginning"; Creative Commons

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Published 10-21-15