Sunday, January 13, 2008

Work, Creation and A Corrupt World

I've done very poorly this year so far in regard to posting here and keeping up with my photography "hobby". We're looking a some major changes at work this year which will--already has--effected by schedule. I have a couple of programming projects that I've been told (basically): "you will get these done." OK, then. My paycheck depends on it, probably better get on that. Actually, I'm looking forward to the challenge. I've had some changes in responsibilities at work over the past couple of years which have prevented me from programming as much as I'd like, so this will actually be a welcomed change. Plus, I think I work better unders pressure--we'll see.

We've been studying the book of Genesis in Sunday School. I spent the first four weeks introducing the book and then detailing the six days of creation. In case it's not obvious, I believe in a literal, 24-hour, six days of creation. I believe in a young earth. I believe God created all that was going to be created in those six days. I don't believe we evolved from some "big bang" or crawled out of some slime billions of years ago. I like John MacArthur's take on evolution:

Someone once estimated that the number of random genetic factors involved in the evolution of a tapeworm from an amoeba would be comparable to placing a monkey in a room with a typewriter and allowing him to strike the keys at random until he accidentally produced a perfectly spelled and perfectly punctuated manuscript of Hamlet's soliloquy.
The amazing thing to me is, people think evolution is more logical than creation! I takes WAY MORE faith for me to believe that I can leave a pile of metal, plastic, and rubber in a parking lot and over a period of billions of will become a 1967 Buick!!! (that's essettially what evolutionists would have us believe).

Corrupt World
In our study of Genesis today, we looked at the life of Noah (Gen 6-9). Several things stood out to me:

  • Genesis 6:5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
  • Genesis 6:12 God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. (All emphasis mine)
I passages like these, and then I look around today and I wonder: How much worse does it / will it get before God looks at our world and says the same thing about us as He did those living in Noah's day. Some days...I think we're almost there.


Baxter said...

Hey, this goes along with your post. I believe in a 6 day creation as well. Make sure you get "today's" date...1/14/08

Jim W said...

I'm with you, Keith. Most days I wonder how God can possibly continue to put up with us. And many days, I just pray that He won't much longer (usually after I've read something by the boys at "the watchdawgie of watchdawgies" site).

Keith said...

Baxter: I listened to the "Back to the Bible" broadcast. Very interesting. They were "preachin' to the choir!"

Jim W: Ain't it the truth, brother!

Baxter said...

Oh, good, I'm glad you listened to it. I like Woodrow Kroll. I liked the "simplicity" he put forth in what GOD had said. :)