“The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him. For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.”
Psalms 33:6-9 NLT
I am a young earth, six literal days creationist (seven including the Sabbath). I am absolutely convinced that God made everything. He is the source of it all! What we believe about Genesis Chapter 1 determines what we believe about our Creator, the entire Bible, the origin of life itself, sin, redemption, and even the implications it has on eternal life! I have never seen an explosion create anything! If you believe in the Big Bang Theory, let me ask you one simple question: If an explosion caused such complex and comprehensive order, why can't we place a stick of dynamite beneath a pile of salvage auto parts and create a Cadillac? It is totally illogical and irrational to think like that. Furthermore, what about evolution? Evolution is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated upon the minds of our educational system. Let me challenge you to take a piece of iron, steel, aluminum, or anything else for that matter, and place it anywhere. Observe it for the rest of your life and see if it develops into anything. Once again, this is ridiculous thinking. Now, stop for one simple moment and think. Really think. If you see a building, someone had to construct it. If you see a car, an auto manufacturer had to produce it. If you hear a song, someone had to compose it. If you read a book, someone had to write it. Look at the world around you today. Consider the vastness and depth of the oceans. Contemplate the grandeur of the mountains. Ponder the immensity and complexity of animal life. Stand in awe at the wonder of the birth of a baby. 93,000,000 miles from the surface of the sun lies the planet earth. This distance is so precise that it allows life to exist. A few degrees closer to the sun, we'd disintegrate. A few degrees further away, we'd freeze to death. The axis of the earth allows proper global distribution of the rays of the sun. This allows the food chain to exist and for photosynthesis to take place. The gravitational pull from the moon controls the tides of the ocean. This is like a natural maid to cleanse the ocean. The stars are set in such precision that the atomic clock is set by the spinning of neutron stars. Now think for a moment. Did this really "just" happen through an evolutionary process or was it put in motion by the Word of God? It is very simple: There is a God! Jesus is His Name! He created it all! (See John 1:1-10, Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-4). I am so glad I know who created everything! I'm glad I know who created me. I'm glad I know who created you! I believe the Word of God!!! All of it!!!!!!! I'm so glad I rest in His faithful, loving care. Do you believe His Word and know Him? I pray so.
Rev. Curtis Norris