Beloved, my heart is happy. I love the Lord, I love the Lord, I love the Lord.
Tonight I went to see a speaker, Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, at Spartanburg Seventh Day Adventist Church. My Bible Study didn't meet by itself tonight, but many of its members went to this presentation. Dr. Sarfati is a researcher, writer, and speaker with Creation Ministries International. The presentation was two part, the first part being Design, Deluge, and Dilemma, the second being the Most Asked Questions Answered.
It was a talk on creation versus evolution. He holds degrees in math, physics, and chemistry. It was about, on a basic level, believing in the Truth of Genesis and its important in today's culture where evolutionists attack those Truths.
I grew up with a compromise. I believed the Lord made the world, but didn't take the six days thing literally. I saw no conflict between the Bible and evolution and though those who did were ignorant.
Then in college, I met very intelligent creationists and, after months of growing respect for them, I looked into it. And became persuaded, not by their arguments, but by God's response in my heart to them.
There is no conflict between science and creationism. There is, however, a strong conflict between those who have their faith put in evolution versus those who have theirs in God and the Bible. The viewpoint varies based on your presuppositions. There are many troubling quotes from evolutionary scientists that say no matter how much evidence points to an intelligent designer, they wouldn't consider the possibility because it wouldn't be naturalistic.
Dr. Sarfati showed an example of a beaker that is 300 ml full. The liquid is being dropped in at a rate of 50 ml an hour. So how long had he been filling it?
But then he said, it depends. Because was it empty or did it already have 100 ml in it when he started? And the current rate is 50 ml an hour: what if he had filled it really fast until it got close to 300 ml and then slowed it to a drop so the results would be exact? And maybe there's a leak in the beaker?
Evolutionary evidence is based on watching the evidence of what they can see in the present, and from that gathering information on the past. Creationism is about taking the word of the first person accounts of those who have been there in the past, and then comparing evidence against that. Especially with the vital witness and observations of the Creator Himself, who was there.
Another example he used was if you had to determine how old he was, how would you go about it? You could analyize how many wrinkles he had, his gray hairs, etc and come up with a decision. It would vary by where he lived (sun exposure), genetics, lifestyle, etc...
Or you could just find out about when he was birth from eye witness accounts of when it happened.
Their website, which has lots of free articles, is creation.com