There are many who work in the cause to promote Scientific Creationism and I applaud that choice they are making. However, because many of them are untrained scientists, they tend to be too quick in using various explanations as evidence or even proofs for creation. Too many weak or unsupported "proofs" are used in assuring the public that the Biblical Creation story is correct.
There is an urgent need for careful Creation Research. One of the reasons why creation science is so totally disregarded by the scientific community is the claims it has made in the past. However I realize that even with the best research, the scientific community will probably continue to disregard Creationism as a science.
In spite of this problem with acceptance, I am excited with the prospect of working on scientific problems using the perspective that I believe will give better and more satisfying answers.
Is there a God who has created all things? Or have all things come about by natural processes? I am amazed that people do not know this simple fact: that science cannot determine which assumption for our past is true. The basic assumptions that both Scientists and Christians choose to assume as being true, is scientifically untestable. Science cannot determine which is correct. scientists can only make assumptions!
So science if unable to determine where we came from in the past.
If God really exists, as is depicted in the Bible, then it should be clear that we have had an inside scoop into our past. Also, if God is interested in us, as is depicted in the Gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and also Revelation (the last book of the Bible), then it should be plain that He will help us understand.
That is what I wish to test in my research. I do not pretend to to want to prove the existence of God; But, to see if His existence, as described in the Bible, can agree with the nature that we can feel, touch and see.
In my research, I assume that the Bible contains truth and that God has given us the Bible to be taken literally. I take this position because of my personal experience with God. You can read about my experience by clicking on the following link: "Why did I ever become a Creationist?"
Since that time, when I had my special experience with God, I have had a continually growing relationship with Jesus Christ. In this relationship, prophecy has become a big influence in my life. Because I see a need to take prophecy literally, I have chosen to take the account of our origins in Genesis literally as well.
The following three links: (1) describes how I became a Creationist, (2) describes what I decided to do with my convictions, and lastly (3) describes to a fuller extent than what is found on this page, my understanding on how the Bible was written. (Select "PREVIOUS PAGE" on your browser to get back to this page.)
If one wants to either believe or test the truthfulness of the Bible, then it might be remembered that the truth found in the Bible does not change (unlike science). What God has given us, He has given us. However, it is also true that our understanding of the Bible can change. So I must always be careful in trying to understand the Bible correctly or to know when my understanding is fuzzy. After all, I am using the Bible as a guide in my research.
Of course, I do not want my assumptions to be based on over stated understandings of what the Bible presents. So I want to be careful not to think the Bible says something when it does not.
The following two links describes the process I am conducting to help determine what assumptions are possible:(1) describes what assumptions should we make as Creationists. (2) I spent the better part of a year translating the first 11 chapters of Genesis so that I could understand the issues involved. I have placed my 11 chapter Bible online with commentary for all to see. (Select "PREVIOUS PAGE" on your browser to get back to this page.)
We must know from our own personal experience and interaction with God to know if the above assumption is true. I believe that the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth.
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