I’m probably going to lose some of you today, but that’s okay. I must speak the truth, and the truth is offensive to those who are not fully committed to it. Too many Christians compromise their belief in the Word of God in favor of the wisdom of men. Simply writing that statement should reveal the foolishness and futility of such a belief. Any time we opt for man’s wisdom over God’s Word, we set ourselves at odds with God and proclaim we know more than He does.
My topic today is with the creation account as recorded in the Bible. The Word of God says the Lord created the heavens and the earth, the land and the seas, the animals, and all of humanity in six days. The best Hebrew scholars throughout history affirm there is no other way to understand those six days other than six literal twenty-four-hour days. That is what God says He did, and that is what He did.
Evolution is an impossible theory, never observed and never proven. It never will be proven because it is impossible. Something never comes from nothing. Only a miracle could cause something to come from nothing, and evolutionists flatly reject the possibility or existence of miracles. I could give you endless examples of the complexity of life, proofs that there is no way any of what makes up a human being could ever gradually evolve. Life is too interdependent on every molecule, atom, and system in our physiology. Remove the tiniest part and all the rest fail. But there are many books, ministries, and resources that go into great detail about these things. That’s not my purpose here.
My purpose is to say if God said He created the world in six days, then He created it in six days. The Bible is God’s Word, recorded for us by divine inspiration and revealed to us through the person of Jesus Christ, God’s Son. We don’t get to pick and choose which parts to believe. It is all true, or none of it is worth your life. If we dismiss the creation account in Genesis because modern scientists say they know better, we destroy the foundation of our faith. We elevate man’s wisdom over God’s.
Notably, Jesus affirmed the creation account when he said, “But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female…” (Mark 10:6–8). So if we throw out the Creation account, we make Jesus a liar. Jesus cannot be the perfect Son of God and a liar at the same time. If Jesus is Lord, then Genesis and indeed the entirety of scripture is true. When you throw out Genesis, you throw out Jesus. If you believe in Jesus, you must believe His Word.
Don’t succumb to the cultural pressure and so-called “wisdom of man.” For over a century, those who think they are smarter than God have been peddling their nonsensical evolutionary teaching in our schools, to the point many now consider it to be an established fact. It isn’t. Only the Word of God is true, and if you claim Jesus as your Lord, your only option is to believe everything He says. Despite what the scientific elite espouse, despite what you were probably taught in school, the truth is God created the universe and everything in it in six days. There is no room in Genesis for evolution and there is no room for billions of years. God spoke everything into existence because He is God and He alone could do that.
When you allow the wisdom of men to usurp the Word of God, you are rejecting Jesus as your Lord. You are denying God’s truth and accepting the word of fallible human beings. You can’t be an evolutionist and claim Jesus as Lord because an evolutionist rejects what God has plainly said and done. This means you must choose if you are going to believe what the Creator of the Universe says, or if you would rather side with the popular teaching of the culture. Just understand what you are giving up. If you side with this world, you will spend eternity with them. But if you take God at His Word, accept the gift of salvation through His Son, then you will spend eternity with Jesus and all those who believed on His name.