We are taught in Genesis that God created the universe and our planet and everything else within 6 days, and on the 7th day He rested, yet so many people don’t believe in that. Non-Christians can’t accept the fact that God created the universe in 6 days so we have textbooks that try to tell us the universe is several billion years instead.
From a Biblical standpoint the Earth is about 6,000 years. Even if 2 Peter 3:8 and Psalm 90:4, which tells that 1 day for the Lord equates to 1,000 years in human years, are to be applied during those first 5 days of creation as I’ve seen people do (the 6th day being when Adam was created and from that point forward not being 1000:1 days anymore as we know Adam’s age), it still won’t account for the billions of years that scientists claim the Earth and the universe to be.
But how can our scientists be so wrong? Who, or what, could trick mankind to stray away from the Lord? The great deceiver, the devil sure can. What better way to trick people into chipping away at faith than to have people not believe God’s Word if the devil can trick people into thinking the world is billions of years? It seems like such an “insignificant” thing to do right? But if the devil can convince a person of one “wrong” aspect of God’s Word, what else can he do to convince people not to believe God’s Word? If the devil can have a hold, whatever small in a person’s life, he will know that person will be more easily open for attacks and deception.
If we choose to not accept God’s Word at face value, everything else goes crumbling down. Things like Joshua 10, when Joshua asked Yahweh, the God of the nation of Israel, to make the Sun from stop moving for a whole day would just seem silly if we choose to believe science over God. How can the Sun stay still for a full day, helping the nation of Israel to kill their enemies? There’s no way for that to happen, after all we know the Earth rotates on its axis and it can’t simply stop rotating for just one day and then resume its normal rotation after that single day, and never to do such a thing again since then right?
How about a global flood that killed off every single living creature that wasn’t on Noah’s Ark in Genesis 6-8? The Bible was clear that it was a global flood, not a localized flood as I’ve seen some people trying to explain it. How can there be so much water to wipe out the whole world? Where would all that water have gone? It’s not like we have 71% of the planet covered in water, and an estimated several times over that amount in the deeper layers of the earth, so I’m sure “comets” delivered all that water to us as they say, right?
The devil tricking humankind to not believe God’s Word is the oldest lie, and it’s still alive and active in the world today, offering justification for anything we want to do. Evolutionists reinterpret (or reject) God’s creation story, insisting that the evidence shows there’s a different meaning to God’s words, and that we’ll be blessed with knowledge if we can find the secret. Just like the devil twisted God’s words, convincing Eve that the evidence at hand didn’t match a literal interpretation of God’s words.
The secular world can be unforgiving on the subject of evolution and creationism. Claiming that God used evolution to create the world is a way for believers to maintain a moderate level of credibility in the secular science community while still affirming faith in God. It’s hard to stand up for God when people around you ridicule you for your beliefs. Like the temple rulers who believed Jesus but feared the Pharisees more, “they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:42-43). Christians sacrifice the true belief in Christ and His Word so they can be accepted by their peers and the world.
It all comes down to whether you’ll conform to the practices of this world or not. It comes down to accepting Romans 12:2 which tells us “don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Choose to be a new person, one that will trust God and His Word, regardless of how the rest of the world might think you are crazy for it.
Little by little the devil chips away at people’s faith. I mean, if the Bible is wrong about the age of the Earth and how humans came to be, why believe in so many other aspects of the Bible that we don’t agree on? Little by little, one little detail at a time the devil tricks people into not believing the Word of God. So many people get tricked into forsaking the Word of God and getting lost along the way.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and He called the darkness “night.” Evening came and then morning: the first day.
Then God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse “sky.” Evening came and then morning: the second day.
Then God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land “earth,” and He called the gathering of the water “seas.” And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” And it was so. The earth produced vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Evening came and then morning: the third day.
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years. They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars. God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth, to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. Evening came and then morning: the fourth day.
Then God said, “Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the large sea-creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds. He also created every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So God blessed them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” Evening came and then morning: the fifth day.
Then God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
So God created man in His own image;
He created him in the image of God;
He created them male and female.
God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.” God also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you, for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth—everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. Evening came and then morning: the sixth day.