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Even Unbelievers Understand the Importance of Genesis

Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of god. Take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing! — G. Richard Bozarth, "The Meaning of Evolution", American Atheist (February 1978), p. 30.

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.  (2 Peter 3.3-7 KJV)
Here is a bit of a follow-up to this article.

Even the atheists "get it", as shown above. But note the equivocation where he said, "Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science..." Evolution is a philosophy about the past using interpretations of evidence. It is not "science" per se. No, nobody is fighting science! We are fighting the philosophies of materialism and uniformitarianism. Especially since they fail to accurately explain the evidence.

When Christians present a reasoned explanation for the gospel (apologia, ἀπολογία), we need to be clear that the Bible is true from cover to cover. What good is it to say that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and then say that it does not mean what it says in Genesis? "The creation week was actually long periods of time, 'day' does not mean 'day', the global flood at the time of Noah was not really a global flood, Adam was not a literal man" and so on. So, how can we expect someone else trust the rest of the Bible to mean what it says?
  • Death began with the sin of Adam (1 Cor. 15.22, Rom. 5.12, Rom. 8.22)
  • The first promise of the Redeemer was in Genesis (Gen. 3.15)
  • The first covering for sin was in Genesis (Gen. 3.21), a foreshadowing of the covering for sin in the Old Testament, fulfilled in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ because he loves us (Gal. 2.20)
  • Peter reaffirms the creation (2 Peter 3.5)
  • Peter reaffirms the global flood, which was a judgment on mankind; another global judgment is coming — by fire (2 Peter 3.6-7)
  • Paul refers to Jesus as the "last Adam" (1 Cor. 15.45)
Again, I ask you: What is your ultimate authority? Do you bow to the ever-changing whims of man-made science philosophies, or do you put your trust in the Word of God?


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