Sam A. Smith [This is an addendum for the reader who would like more information, and perhaps a little historical perspective on creation views. Some readers will undoubtedly ask, “If Recent Creationism isn’t true, what other options exist?” Hopefully this information will help clear the fog.] A brief history of biblical cosmology In the past, … Continue reading Recent Creationism and the Bible, Part 5: A Brief History of Creation Views
Sam A. Smith In writing this series of articles I have repeatedly stated that I am a Bible-believing Christian with over forty-five years of Bible teaching experience and twenty-two years in Christian education (Bible and science). I believe every word of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. I believe that the six days of Genesis … Continue reading Recent Creationism and the Bible, Part 4: Please, Stop Crippling Your Kids!
Sam A. Smith [Note to the reader: If you haven’t read the first two articles in this series, you are urged to do so; some of what is said here presupposes a familiarity with that material. This article is not intended to be a defense of the Christian worldview against naturalism; that would require a … Continue reading Recent Creationism and the Bible, Part 3: Recent Creationism—Astronomy Tells a Different Story
Sam A. Smith The misapplication of “creation science” While Recent Creationism claims to be a biblical view, its support is almost entirely from creation science. The following are examples of the kind of scientific information used: 1) Decay of the Earth’s magnetic field indicates it is less than ten thousand years old. 2) The amount … Continue reading Recent Creationism and the Bible, Part 2: Why Recent Creationism is Illogical
Sam A. Smith If I may set the stage for my comments, let me say that I am a Christian, with a firm commitment to the full verbal inspiration of the Bible, including the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis. As well as being a Bible teacher for the past forty-five years, I have … Continue reading Recent Creationism and the Bible, Part 1: The Bible Does NOT Teach a Recent Creation!
An understanding of the moral fall of man and it consequences is essential in understanding many other important biblical truths. We cannot understand or accept the concept of original sin, referring to the initial sin of Adam, apart from a literal (objective) understanding of the Genesis account of man’s direct creation by God. Those who … Continue reading The Fall of Man Into Sin
This is only an introduction to the complete article, which can be found here. A Brief History of Biblical Cosmology One of the very interesting areas of biblical studies is creation. This didn’t used to be a hot topic, but in modern history several things have happened to bring this issue to the forefront. Years … Continue reading What the Bible Actually Says About The Origin of the Universe