In 1859, Charles Darwin published his book On the Origin of Species. The book outlined Darwin's theory of evolution in which he claimed one species gave rise to another through the process of natural selection. Darwin stopped just short of explicitly implying his theories to the development of man, but the clear implication was that man too had followed the same process as the rest of nature. In 1871, Darwin published his second book on evolutionary theory titled The Descent of Man. In this book he applied his theories to the development of man stating that man, like the rest of nature, had developed from simple life forms over the process of time. How does this line up with the teachings of the Bible?
The Flood is a prominent story in the Bible. Four of the first eleven chapters in the book of Genesis are devoted to recording this great event. In fact, more scripture is devoted to recording the flood than to Creation. Next to Creation, the Flood of Noah's day is the greatest single event in the history of the world.
No other subject shows the controversy between conflicting worldviews better than the dinosaurs. What are we to make of these creatures? Are they mentioned in the Bible? What happened to them? We intend to discuss these questions and more as we consider the topic "The Day Man Saw Dinosaurs."
The question of how everything originated has always been within man. In fact, the Bible teaches us that God placed it there. Man has a desire to know how he came to be as well as the universe around him. Yet, God's creation is so vast that we simply cannot know it all, otherwise, we would be God. God has, however, provided us with the information we need to know Him.
Upon completing His creation, God looked upon all that He had made and said, "It was very good." It was a world free from murderers or thieves. There was no strife, hatred, or jealousy. It was void of all pain and suffering. Unfortunately, this state did not last long. That fateful day upon which man gave into temptation and disobeyed the Creator, sin was brought into God's creation. Since that time it has had devastating effects on the entire world.
David, by inspiration of the Spirit writes of a time that he certainly could not remember. A time in which he dwelt microscopically inside of his mother's womb and began to develop. It is a story of life unseen and unnoticed by man, but observed and maintained by God. Not all people share this wonderful view of life. To some, life is not fearfully and wonderfully made. It has little or no meaning and can easily be discarded. How can some people have such a low appreciation for life? We will discuss this in the second part to our lesson "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made."
One of the most perplexing questions for man to answer is that of the origin of life. Is the human body the result of divine design or is it the product of a series of accidents in the evolutionary process. More specifically, who are we as individuals? Are we the creation of God designed for a purpose, or just the result of a cosmic accident with no real purpose? The Bible has the answers to these questions.
As we read the Bible it becomes very clear that everything that was made was made by God. The scriptures teach that in the beginning God created. Well, how long ago did everything begin? Does the Bible actually tell us the age of the earth and the universe? More importantly, does it really matter? What difference does it make what I believe and when God created? Isn't it enough just to believe that He created? We hope to answer these questions and more through a careful study of the word of God.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.