By Betty K. Fisher
Several years ago, God impressed I Peter 3:15 on me. “Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you for a reason of the hope that is within you with meekness and fear.” Then later, Psalm 11:3 “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” And then in Isaiah 58:12 “. . . raise up the foundations, . . . Be a repairer of the breach!”
The study of Genesis is the foundation of all we claim to believe Biblically, including creation, the deity of Jesus Christ, the Gospel and the Second Coming of Jesus (among other salient doctrines). Thus, the defense of the Genesis record has become my way of living by I Peter 3:15. God told us “earthly things” in Genesis—things we can check out (John 3:12). But if we don’t believe those “earthly things,” how will anyone believe the promise of His soon return–what we can’t check out? If they don’t believe Moses writings, they won’t believe Jesus either (John 5:46- 47).
Education has tried to destroy the “foundations” of our faith given in Genesis. We’ve been sold a false doctrine in which there is no room for the authority of the Creator God or manifestation in the flesh, Jesus Christ our Savior. Evolution cannot be, and has not been, proven. It is based on mountains of speculative assumptions for so long that people have accepted it as truth, principally because of its secular scientific credibility. Those who promote evolution as scientific truth have been deceived just as Eve was deceived. Those who push such false lies know that to acknowledge belief in a God makes us responsible toward Him as Creator. “No Creator – No guilt” (Romans 1:28).
Evolution deceived man into thinking he can decide what’s right or wrong. NO absolutes! True scientific “knowledge” supports divine creation that is dependent on a supreme intelligence. Life on earth depends on the sustaining power of Jesus (John 5:17, Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:17). He is upholding all things by the power of His Word. Science has no explanation of how atoms hold together or how the universe functions like a well-oiled machine. Apostle Paul said it right, people believed a lie and became as fools (Romans 1:22).
Many people have said to me, “I just believe whatever the Bible says, that’s good enough for me.” But that is not a ‘defense’ (I Peter 3:15). Yet those same people can’t give an answer for what or why they claim to believe a certain way, and this is because there is such a drought among professing believers concerning what they believe and why they believe it! I certainly don’t know all the answers but it is such a thrill to know the foundation of my faith is secure.
Small Groups Help Answer Difficult Questions
In our small group, we will study “A Primer on Biblical Worldview” by Michelle Holland and Dr. G. Thomas Sharp and view videos from the “Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis” series by the Institute for Creation Research.
Join us as we discuss questions and answers to many issues not usually dealt with in Sunday School. The excitement of learning new information about our Creator and His plan will help anyone more effectively defend what he claims to believe. Books available at my class are $3.00.
A Primer on Biblical Worldview is a book outlining the elementary principles that are needed to have a proper understanding of science and the first 12 chapters of Genesis. This primer endeavors to help you evaluate your worldview and adjust it to align fully with the Bible so that you interpret your world through the lenses of Scripture.
How to Join our Small Group
I am leading two small groups with this study. We meet on Sundays @ 5:30 pm or Wednesdays @ 1:00 pm. Register at https://eastwoodtulsa.org/small-groups or contact the church office at 918-836-8686 for more information.