We don’t embarrass letter-writers by using their full names, unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures. We thought this one was from a preacher, because his letter appears in a section of the paper headed “The Preacher’s Corner,” but when we looked for him all we found with his name in his area was a construction company owner. Oh, wait — he’s also a preacher. His name is Chris Caudill.
Hey — we’ve written about one of the rev’s letters before — Creationist Wisdom #421: Other Worlds. Welcome back, rev! We’ll give you a few excerpts from his latest letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
In Genesis 1:1 we read the following … “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
Wow! Why didn’t anyone ever tell us that before? This is great stuff. The rev then says:
Because of the claims of long ages by those in the scientific community who study origins, there are many church goers who read this Scripture and ask “When was the beginning?” There have been many creative theories developed to fit millions and billions of years into the Bible, in order to harmonize the Bible with evolution.
What fools! Let’s read on:
On one hand you have evolutionists telling us the beginning was billions of years ago, while on the other hand, the Bible through a literal interpretation of both Genesis and other relevant Scriptures, teaches us the beginning was only about 6,000 years ago.
The bible says that? Ah, the rev explains it:
It doesn’t say the words “God created 6,000 years ago,” but it gives us an account of about 4,000 years of history from the beginning until when Jesus was crucified, and it has now been over 2,000 years since then. So 4,000 plus 2,000, equals 6,000.
The math is right! This is amazing news. The rev continues:
Since some people claim you can fit billions of years into the Bible, then how do we know from the Bible which age is correct? Billions or thousands? Let’s use the light of God’s Word … .
Skipping some bible stuff, we told:
Let’s clarify what this means. What is “the beginning?” It is the beginning of “time.” What did God create in the beginning of time? The heaven and the earth. When was the beginning? When God began creating the heaven and the earth. So “time” began at the moment God spoke the heaven and earth into existence. In other words, the clock started rolling with the beginning of the heaven and the earth.
Sounds reasonable. We’ll skip a lot more bible stuff, because we trust that the rev is reading it properly. What we want are the results:
Now if the gap theory were true, then there are some serious problems in regards to God’s character, trustworthiness and His Word. For example, if there truly were a gap of billions of years in between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2, then this would cast some serious doubt upon the trustworthiness of the Word of God, since He “said” He did it in six days. If there were billions of years sandwiched in there, then one could legitimately argue that God lied about the time frame with which He created all things.
God lied? That’s impossible! Here’s more:
In other words, why did He say He did it in six regular days, if in fact He did it over billions of years?
There’s no answer to that. Moving along:
With a God who is consistently Holy, consistently perfect and consistent in everything and every way, who does nothing in a way that would cause people to legitimately argue against His integrity, then it would seem that He would have explained in His Word that there was a much larger time frame involved during the creation process, instead of just saying He did it in only 6 days.
The rev’s logic is undeniable. He has more to say, and he also gives us the exciting news that he’s making a movie, which will be named “A Matter of Faith.” He’s looking for some financial support. It sounds like a worthy cause. But this is where we have to end this post. We hope you’ve learned as much from the rev as we did.
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