Adam - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Entered on December 18, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: Christianity
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What I Believe Essay

Among many topics of discussion, the one I chose deals with creationism, the age of the earth, and the Bible. I believe that the Bible is the holy and infallible Word of God. I also believe that God created the universe, and everything in it. This statement of creationism does not conflict with science; rather, it conflicts with any worldview that argues that there is no creator.

According to the theory of evolution, species evolved from bacteria over “millions and millions of years” into what we are today, human. Evolution also suggests that over long periods of time, we came from nothing and became something. Of course, this theory proposes that there is no creator; that things simply appeared out of nowhere from a big explosion that supposedly sparked the universe into existence, commonly known as the Big Bang theory.

Consider a pocket watch, with all the intricate moving hands, gears, and parts inside of it. If evolution is true, we could say that over millions of years, the pieces that compose this pocket watch somehow crawled together and magically assembled themselves, all by coincidence. If you say that a human evolved from an ape, then you might as well say that a pocket watch evolved from nothing. Even Charles Darwin himself, the founder of the theory of evolution, said that “the human eye is way too complex and could not have evolved from anything; as the eye did not occur by coincidence, there has to be a creator.” Modern science does not like to publish ideas such as this that discredits the theory of evolution.

Rather, I would say that there is a creator. If I were to ask, how could our world have evolved from nothing? Was it just chillin’ in space for billions of years until somehow, someway, a bacteria appeared and evolved into an amoeba, then to a fish, then to a snake, then to a dog, then to a monkey, ending up as we are today, as humans?

I believe that there is a creator of this world. I believe that evolution is false, and that today’s society is pushing the belief of evolution, trying to get everybody to believe it. Society just needs something to believe in, and I think most people believe in the theory of evolution just because everyone else is doing it, or they just don’t know the truth behind it all; they blindly believe it. It is a mystery to me why people believe such lies; all you have to do is open up the Bible, and the truth is there.

In the Bible, Genesis 1:1 states that “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” This really means in the beginning; there was nothing before God. It is hard for our finite minds to comprehend this truth that God has always existed. We can look the phrase “in the beginning” and interpret it to mean that God also created time, because what could exist before the beginning? Genesis talks about the first six days of the creation of the earth and how God created everything in it; land, water, day, night, the sun, the moon, stars, animals, humans, and everything else. Notice how there is nothing in there about evolution, how evolution began, or anything of that nature.

The age of the earth is another issue concerning evolution versus creationism. If you add up all the dates in the Bible, you come up with about 6,000 years, to the current date, representing the age of the earth.

Now, most people will argue that the earth is not 6,000 years old, but rather millions or billions of years old. This concept of the million-year-old-earth is taught in elementary school when the children learn about the dinosaurs living “millions of years” ago. Yes, there were dinosaurs, and they do fit into the Bible and into the 6,000 year history of the earth, but that is another explanation for another time. Evolution scientists publish their “theories” in such children’s textbooks, without any facts to back them. And you better believe, whatever you tell a first-grader, he or she will believe it. What a child learns at an early age will stick with them throughout their life, and it’s difficult to change their beliefs once they obtain these ideas. I believe this is why society chooses to accept the theory of evolution as true; they were taught it all along, and that is all they know.

Since I believe the earth is only 6,000 years old, whenever I read or hear the phrase “millions of years ago”, I think to myself, “Was this guy there? How does he know this? How does he know that the earth is millions of years old?” The fact is: he doesn’t. He is simply taking a guess; coming up with what he thinks is the whole explanation for things.

On the other hand, I believe that the Bible is all fact, no fiction, and that it is all valid. I believe there is no flaw in the words of God, but only in the words of men. Men transform their ideas into what they want to believe in, based on what they know; ideas that are not necessarily true. Evolution is one of these ideas that man came up with, and therefore I find it untrue. Creationism was not thought up by man, but by God. This world view of creationism is the one I choose to support, because it is backed by Christianity, the Bible, and by God. I get very passionate talking about subject matter such as this, as it deeply interests me and I really enjoy speaking about it.