Genesis 1 clearly states that God created the universe in …

Comment on The Sabbath’s relevance to the debate about origins by Jim, Sylmar.

Genesis 1 clearly states that God created the universe in six ordinary length days.

While the word “day” has a variety of possible meanings, the meaning intended by an author is always specified by the context. The context in Genesis 1 is “evening and morning, one day.” The author clearly intended the word to mean an ordinary-length day. The Ten Commandments, which God wrote down with His own finger in stone, confirm this conclusion. The Fourth Commandment says that the Israelites were to observe the Sabbath as a memorial to the fact that God created the universe in six days.

Jesus was totally committed to the authority of the Scriptures, particularly the writings of Moses (which begin with Genesis), and He said that we must do so too.

Jesus said that if we do not believe what Moses wrote we could not believe what He said, because Moses wrote about Him. Jesus claimed to be the God whom Moses wrote about, and He claimed that the writings of Moses provided the foundation for His incarnation, atonement and resurrection. Jesus made it a condition of Christian discipleship that we believe what He says.

The honor and glory of God as Creator are revealed in His work of creation.

God defines himself throughout the Bible as the Creator. His honor and glory are shown forth in His work of creation, so it is logically absurd for Christians to worship God as Creator, but then to refuse to believe what He says on the subject of creation.

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Lorelei: “Whether God used evolution as a means to create over millions of years or spoke the world into being a few thousand years ago doesn’t really matter….”

The very last deception of Satan will be to make of none effect the testimony of the Spirit of God….Satan will work ingeniously, in different ways and through different agencies, to unsettle the confidence of God’s remnant people in the true testimony. There will be a hatred kindled against the testimonies which is satanic.

Selected Messages Book 1, Page 48

Hope? Slim to none
“Not having received the love of the truth, they will be taken in the delusions of the enemy; they will give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, and will depart from the faith.”

Testimonies for the Church Volume 6, Page 401

Hope? Slim to none
“The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The mark of the beast will be urged upon us. Those who have step by step yielded to worldly demands and conformed to worldly customs will not find it a hard matter to yield to the powers that be, rather than subject themselves to derision, insult, threatened imprisonment, and death. The contest is between the commandments of God and the commandments of men. In this time the gold will be separated from the dross in the church. True godliness will be clearly distinguished from the appearance and tinsel of it. Many a star that we have admired for its brilliancy will then go out in darkness. Chaff like a cloud will be borne away on the wind, even from places where we see only floors of rich wheat. All who assume the ornaments of the sanctuary, but are not clothed with Christ’s righteousness, will appear in the shame of their own nakedness.”

Testimonies for the Church Volume 5, Page 81

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Scientific research has, as all research has, a confirmatory bias: You find what you’re looking for (or you don’t find it). Nothing else. Then you start over again. But (I reiterate) the results of scientific research are not the same as the scientific data. Data is interpreted according to
presuppositions. Some call these presuppositions, if they are very
systematic, hypotheses. It’s just the way science is done.

New NAD president: ‘I love you’ doesn’t mean we won’t deal with issues
What does one think about this, especially given that most scientific information comes from those who are not guided by God’s word?

“It may be innocent to speculate beyond what God’s word has revealed, *if
our theories do not contradict facts found in the Scriptures;* but those
who leave the word of God, and seek to account for his created works upon
scientific principles, are drifting, without chart or compass, upon an
unknown ocean. The greatest minds, if not guided by the word of God in
their research, become bewildered in their attempts to trace the relations
of science and revelation. Because the Creator and his works are so far
beyond their comprehension that they are unable to explain them by natural
laws, they regard Bible history as unreliable. Those who doubt the
reliability of the records of the Old and New Testaments, will be led to go a step farther, and doubt the existence of God; and then, having lost their anchor, they are left to beat about upon the rocks of infidelity.”
(Christian Education, p.193)