Genesis? Yes!

Aug 24, 2014

Passage:Genesis 1:1-31

Preacher: Tom Dunham

Category: Sermon

Keywords: genesis, creation, evidence, divine design, witness

Summary:

A "Back to School" message. There are two predominant renditions of our origins: Origin account #1: A 'quantum fluctuation resulting in 'The Big Bang' 15 billion years ago .. ... ... supposedly 'naturalistic' ... Origin account # 2: The Biblical account: Genesis 1 ... Only one can be true, there can be no fusion!

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Genesis?! Yes!!!

 

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

There are two predominant renditions of our origins:

  • Origin account #1: A ‘quantum fluctuation resulting in ‘The Big Bang’ 15 billion years ago … … … supposedly ‘naturalistic’ …
  • Origin account #2: The Biblical account: Genesis 1 …

Only one of the two can be true … there can be no ‘fusion’. 

This ‘Back to School’ message will equip you to give a ‘defense’:

  • … always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you … I Peter 3:15

 If we can’t believe the Bible for ‘earthly’/verifiable matters, why should we believe it for heavenly/unverifiable matters?

  • Jesus said, “If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?” John 3:12 

Why should we believe in Genesis/Biblical creation?

  • The evidence of DESIGN!
  • DNA …
  • Proteins …
  • Birds … birdhouses … houses … mankind …
  • The ‘cause’ is always greater than the ‘effect’ …

~ For every house is built by someone, but He Who built all things is God.” Hebrews 3:4

  • The Arctic Woolly-bear Caterpillar …
  • Copying divine design: ‘Invention mimicry’:
  • The cocklebur and Velcro …
  • Owls and computer fans …
  • Timber beetle larvae and chain saws …
  • The ‘witness’ of stones/fossils:
  • Jesus said, “I tell you that if these (the multitude) should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40
  • The Cambrian ‘explosion’ …
  • Carbon-14 atoms in diamonds …
  • Soft tissue – blood vessels, red blood cells, ligaments, muscle tissue – in dinosaur remains!
  • The witness of Jesus Christ Himself!
  • Matthew 19:4 …
  • Matthew 24:37-38

 It is impossible to have a complete Biblical worldview without believing in the Genesis account of creation. But by embracing Genesis, the rest of the Bible, along with Jesus Christ and the gospel, comes into focus!