Comment on Dr. Geraty clarifies his “Challenge” to literal 6-day creationism by Bill Bellow.
I am in my late 50’s, and was brought up in secular schools all the way through University. I became an Adventist because I found the historic and prophetic facts in the Bible about Jesus being God to be true. I came to knowledge of this truth in 1983 while working as an Electrical Engineer in support of data capture for underground nuclear tests.
Up until 2001 I believed in theistic evolution. This however confused me, as I was conflicted between the information that my secular education had taught me, versus what I had read in Bible. At that time I submitted it to our Lord in prayer, accepting God at His word, in the context it was written, with creation occurring in six literal days.
It was after this acceptance by faith, of the creation week, that God did something wonderful for me! Information came to me from various scientific sources without my looking for it. I was presented faith confirming believable scientific evidence for a six thousand year old earth (Dr.Gentry, radiometric dating problems, and others in biology).
Around 2007, I also came to biblical understanding as to why a belief in the literal six day creation week was sound. That is, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, crowned that creation week with the gift of the sabbath, which he sanctified, and put into the heart of the Ten Commandments. We read in His holy word that we will gather to worship Him every sabbath throughout all eternity. Finally, I think we can all agree that the sabbath is integral to many parts of the Bible and our salvation, and is one of the final tests of faith in and loyalty to our Creator.
Without the literal six day creation it would be quite odd to believe in a literal sabbath, (or a seven day week for that matter) wouldn’t it? Could we also then not find ourselves in the untenable position of changing Godâ€™s times and laws?
Your brother in Christ Jesus,