Too many Christians have not realized the foundational importance of the creation/evolution issue.
“If the foundations [of a godly society] are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” Psalms 11:3 AMP
Society depends on moral foundations. The Psalmist is looking at the fact that whenever the foundations of society are undermined, then what have good and righteous men done to prevent its impending collapse? If you destroy the foundations of anything, the structure will collapse. Likewise, if one wants to destroy Christianity, then destroy the foundations established in the Book of Genesis. Is it any wonder that Satan is attacking Genesis more than any other book?
The biblical doctrine of origins, as contained in the Book of Genesis, is foundational to all other doctrines of Scripture. Refute or undermine in any way the biblical doctrine of origins, and the rest of the Bible is compromised. Every single biblical doctrine of theology, directly or indirectly, ultimately has its basis in the Book of Genesis.
Therefore, if you do not have a believing understanding of that book, you cannot hope to attain full comprehension of what Christianity is all about.
Genesis is the only book that provides an account of the origin of all the basic entities of life and the universe: the origin of life, of man, of government, of marriage, of culture, of nations, of death, of the chosen people, of sin, of diet and clothes, of the solar system … the list is almost endless. The meaning of all these things is dependent on their origin. In the same way, the meaning and purpose of the Gospel depends on the origin of the problem for which the Saviour’s death was, and is, the solution.
Our foundations must be solid least we be deceived.
- Why is our understanding of creation according to Genesis vital for strong accurate faith?
- Have you ever struggled with the creation story according to Genesis? How?
- Our faith must be based on the facts of Gods word and not our opinions or even the opinions of others. How does this change the way we teach our children and grandchildren?