Why I am a Young Earth Creationist
Coming full circle on this thread, I just wanted to summarize [ briefly, this is not an exhaustive list! ] why I stand where I stand.
Young Earth Creationsit, it’s just a title.
What it really means is I just beleive the Bible. [ our baseline from God ]
I am fully aware of the known literary devices when dealing with hermeneutics. There is allot to this can of worms https://carm.org/bible-literary-techniques
Let’s break this title down. Let’s start with “Creationist”…
Creationist: Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated “from specific acts of divine creation,” as opposed to the scientific conclusion that they came about through natural processes.
So, if you are a believer in Christ, your a Creationist. No harm or confusion in this. Don’t be ashamed of this title, we have evidence that is overwhelming. Life is no accident; we are not just floating in space. There is a point to this existence.
If you read Genesis in context, at face value, it lays out a path of information in sequence that occasionally seems hard to beleive [ today. ] ( Talking snakes, a massive boat, global floods, single mankind language, etc…) Pretty amazing stuff actually.
There does not seem to be any overt literary device to ‘explain it all away’.
Could it mean just what it says? I think so.
There is far too much extra-Biblical evidence to support its statements, assertions and conclusions to just walk away and call it a myth, story or allegory etc… There is a connection between the Genesis narritive & real history that is being suppressed and/or ignored. (I wonder why? [Rhetorical]…)
From incredible global “legends” [ from many ancient cultures ] of a global deluge, giant dragons & sea monsters to multiple fresh tissue samples being found in real fossils today; you can start to see themes and the dots connect nicely. These points only crack the surface.
Recapping some Genesis points:
We have seen evidence for one base woman of all alive today-Mitochondria eve-which supports Genesis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve
We only have written records from Mankind from only very recently, which supports Genesis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recorded_history
We have seen that animals can “talk” or at least be taught to mimic talking, which supports Genesis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ht0a2-OnA
We have secular accounts of men that lived for a very long time, which supports Genesis. https://answersingenesis.org/bible-t…ver-900-years/
We have seen that there are flood legends all over the world from many cultures which supports a global flood, which supports Genesis.http://nwcreation.net/noahlegends.html
We have seen incredible global geologic evidence that supports that a Global Flood happened, which supports Genesis. http://www.icr.org/geological-strata/
We see that people clearly walked and saw “dinosaurs”, and still do [ just extinct creatures ] which supports Genesis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6GiNQvugn0
We have seen Jesus supported Genesis. http://biblehub.com/john/5-46.htm
We have seen Moses supported Genesis http://creation.com/did-moses-really-write-genesis
And we have seen that many “real” scientists support Genesis and see it in the real world! http://creation.com/creation-scientists
I find it quite interesting that the most attacked [ and hated ] view of earths & mans history is the Bibles.
Why do think this is?
This is no mere coincidence.
We don’t have to be ashamed or afraid that the Bible is wrong, it is not.
It is a most exhilarating thing to realize that scripture is telling you the true truth in all it says.
I have tried to showcase in this thread that you can trust your Bible in all matters, not just the moral areas, but the historical areas as well.
*But I will add that believeing this is not required for you to be saved. The Gospel stands alone, in its power to save lost men [ and women ]. If you believe anything, believe the Gospel.
But knowing that it’s true from start to finish is an amazing boost to faith.
God has not left us alone to drift in cold deep space, but has shown us where we came from, what happened and all we need to find Him and ourselves.