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Today's Creation Moment

Neumann Valley
Genesis 2:7-8
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a...
Joachim Neumann was born in 1650 in Bremen, in what is today part of Germany. His father was a teacher of Latin. Joachim grew up in the Reformed Calvinist Church in Germany. At 16, he studied...

Faith and Sense in the Origins Debate

Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

As Christians, we walk by faith. But did you know that even evolutionary scientists walk by their own kind of faith?

In 1922, a tooth was discovered in Nebraska that was said to have belonged to a missing link between man and ape. What did this creature look like? The paleontologists began to reconstruct “Nebraska man.” They Artist’s conception of Nebraska man“reconstructed” what the jawbone around the tooth might have looked like, and then the bone touching that bone and so on. Before long, they had “reconstructed” from that one little tooth, not only what “Nebraska man” looked like, but also what his wife looked like. And they put this “proof” in museums and textbooks. Eventually, they discovered more parts of the animal from which the tooth had come. It was admitted to be an extinct pig but even that turned out to be wrong – it wasn’t extinct!

Sure, anyone, including scientists, can make mistakes. But what this true story shows is how, without any evidence and only a faith that rejected God’s account of man’s creation, a pig could be made into a man. You see, even the evolutionist walks not by scientific fact, but by his own faith in a theory. We Christians should not be ashamed to admit that we walk by faith, because our faith is built on the solid statements of the uncontradicted Scriptures!

Dear Father, I thank You that You have allowed me to hear Your Word and have given me faith in Your promises. Teach me, through Your Word, so that I am better able to identify false religious beliefs and carry Your witness to others. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Photo: Artist’s conception of Nebraska man.