There is a real simple reason for this: the study of
the Bible is not the agenda of the "Creation Scientist." It is
the study of the sin-cursed earth that gains his eager attention. The
study of the physical sciences and the establishment of a clergy of
psychophants are his great desire.
But no one devoted primarily to the study of physical
science can teach the Scriptures because the revelation contained in the
Scriptures runs continually to the unobserved and CANNOT qualify for
scientific endeavor. The Bible contains revealed truth concerning
beginnings. It is truth that is not empirical: revealed, not seen.
The Scriptures and
The Bible is not an ordinary book, because it is
God-breathed. We should recognize that it is God who invented writing
and reading, and who created the eye and the ear. Substantially, He
created these faculties in man for fellowship with Himself, and that
fellowship comes through the reading and understanding of His Word.
So the marvelous nature of the Word of God requires
us to study it attentively. Should we do this at its very beginning, the
first section of Genesis, a few important facts will emerge.
was a specific creation "in the beginning."
The word for "heaven" is a plural word, and
therefore God created the "heavens" and the earth. It is very
important for us to realize that there is more than one heaven. Later,
Paul reference a third heaven, wherein is God’s true garden, or
The Hebrew word for create in the first verse is
"bara" which means to make from absolutely nothing. "The
beginning" here needs to be distinguished – as it is in the New
Testament – from the phrase "foundation of the world."
Now, the third verse marks a distinct lingual break
in the account, and for this reason you will note that all translators
regard the third verse as the beginning of an English paragraph (the
text owning no such punctuation), and thus the beginning of a new