“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
Darwin’s idea “is the most powerful and the most comprehensive idea that has ever arisen on earth. It helps us understand our origins…” (Sir Julian Huxley, “Education and Humanism,” in Essays of a Humanist, 1964).
The quotations above represent two competing worldviews—Christian theism and naturalistic evolution. One follows the biblical storyline, affirming the recent creation of the heavens and the earth thousands of years ago. The other adheres to philosophical materialism in which a cycle of life and death has been in motion for billions of years. This modern conflict—creation vs. evolution—represents a fundamental dividing line between faith and unbelief.
Among the many issues discussed in this creation series, one emerges as central—the final authority of God’s Word. Not only is God’s Word sufficient to answer our most challenging questions about origins, it is superior to every...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil” (King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 8:11). That summarizes the attitude of a scoffer. He...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Doctrine of Creation raises many questions. Throughout our series, we’ve endeavored to address them head-on—Who is the Creator?, How did God create?, and When did creation take place? Today, John MacArthur addresses the most...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Evidence of man’s sinfulness surrounds us. Daily newspapers publish it in their headlines; news programs feature it on the hour; websites make it public domain for all to witness; and it sweeps through the annals of human history. But how...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This preprint of an interview with John MacArthur is used by permission of Creation Ministries International (creation.com) and is from the October 2010 issue of CMI’s Creationmagazine. As you’ll see, CMI’s Lael Weinberger asked...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
What’s at stake in the ongoing battle for the beginning? Worship. Period. From cover to cover, the Bible asserts and affirms the Genesis account to exalt God for who He really is—the Creator. We should reflect that pattern too. In...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Liberals, conservatives, scientists, and philosophers have offered—or demanded—their own interpretation of Genesis. They consult science, Ancient Near Eastern mythology, and even enlist the help of liberal scholars to advance their...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” It’s a short and well-known verse of Scripture, but don’t let brevity or...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
When God created the earth, it was fully functional in every way. Adam and Eve walked into a complete and mature garden, with “no assembly required.” Trees were producing fruit, animals were full-grown and ready to reproduce, and the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]