The Holy Scriptures commence with the seven days of creation. Moses and the Apostle Peter both declare that one day is like 1000 years with the Lord (2 Pet. 3:8, Ps. 90:4).From this we deduce that there are 7000 years allotted to Man upon earth. The seven days of creation are prophetic of the 7000 years of man.
Observe the chart on the 7000 Years of Man on the next page. There were 7000 men who had not bowed the knee to Baal in Elijah’s time (1 Ki. 19:18). This fact suggests that God always has preserved (and always will preserve) a faithful remnant during all the years of the history of man. There were 4000 years (or 4 days) from Adam to Christ’s first coming. There are 2000 years (or 2 days)…show more content… Working over a long period of time, the Holy Spirit moved upon well over 40 writers to record the Holy Scriptures that we call the Bible. Yet, there is a marvelous unity. Let us rever-ence these pages that we have been given to read and study, and so with the psalmist cry out, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law”(Ps. 119:18).
The Creation Story Must Be Received by Faith
1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This is the Lord’s account of His creation. Let us believe by faith that the Lord did exactly what He said He did.
Atheism, Agnosticism, and Evolution
The act of creation has been hotly contested by many over the years. This denial of the biblical account of crea-tion has increased in intensity, especially since the nineteenth century, by such erring souls as Charles Darwin, who initiated the theory of evolution.
Why do people degenerate into atheism, agnosticism, and evolution? It comes from a reprobate mind. A person is not born this way. This is the result of the heart being hardened by sin and by life. Romans 1:21-24 clearly states, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into