2005 Essay Contest Winners!

2005 Essay Contest Winners!

Bobby - 2nd grade

I would like to go on a creation expeditions dig because I would really like to learn about fossils. I would like to learn a lot more about dinosaurs too, because I don't know much about them. I would especially like to go on a dig because Creation Expeditions is helping prove that evolution isn't true, and "millions and millions of years ago" is a lie.

Evolutionist say that their was a big pond, and from that soup came a frog, and they say that it became a gorilla. Then they say the gorilla turned into a person. I know that's not true because the bible doesn't say that we came from soup. It says that we came from God's Creation. I believe the Bible is true because it says so, and God says so. Creation is true because God said it is true and the Bible is true.

Emily - 8th grade

When I hear the words 'creation science', I instantly think of the Bible, fossils, and Christianity.

You may ask, "What does the Bible have to do with science?" The Bible tells us God made the world. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." I emphasized the word 'created' because that is what creation science is talking about. As you can plainly see the Bible supports the creation idea.

Does the earth support this view? Since people have started to look for the proof of creation or of evolution (I would love to be able to be one of those people), it has been quite obvious that there are no intermediate animals between reptiles, birds, mammals, and humans yet found. It has been found that there had been many more of each animal than there are today.

The main issue here is 'why is creation science crucial to the Christian world view?' The Bible is where Christianity originated and in the Old Testament it clearly shows that God created the world. But there is the science part of it which is the study of the physical world, so I had to show you that the evidence supports creation.

Alex - Highschool

With so many confusing messages and a marketplace of ideas offered by the world, even Christians are buying the theory of evolutionary origins. Indeed, in this age of scientific enlightenment it may seem to be the reasonable thing to do. After all, couldn't God have used evolution to create? Saying this to themselves, believers add evolutionary interpretations to Genesis and continue on their way. On the surface, an evolutionary origin for the universe appears to be compatible with a belief in God. In reality, this compromise with long ages contradicts and undermines the very faith that rests in Christ. In fact, there are many scientific and theological problems with a belief in billions of years. Standing on the truth and authority of the Bible, creation science avoids these pitfalls and gives scientific evidence for the truth of God's Word from the very irst verse. In order to understand why compromise is unacceptable we need to compare evolutionary and creationist interpretations of Genesis.

The first contradiction involves the chronological order of creation. While the theory of evolution would have the earth originating after the sun, the Bible states that the sun and stars were created after the earth. According to the Bible, plants existed before sunlight and birds were before land animals. Evolutionary biology claims that all life came from a common ancestor, but God's Word informs us that He originally made distinct "kinds" of creatures (Gen. 1:25, 1Cor. 15:39). Clearly both cannot be true.

Fundamental theological problems arise as well when we attempt to reconcile the Bible with billions of years. There is no way to legitimately interpret the word "day" in Genesis so that it refers to long ages. The surrounding context, which includes a number and the phrase "morning and evening", explicitly indicates that the days of creation were ordinary days. With respect to the method of creation, evolution is the most wasteful process by which new creatures could be produced, littered with failure and extinction. To suggest that this was God's way of creating is almost unbelievable, considering that God declared everything to be "very good" (Gen. 1:31).

Finally, allowing millions of years before Adam means that death and suffering existed before the Fall. If death was already around before sin, why did Jesus come to Earth? Unless we believe, as in Romans 5:12, in a literal Adam, a literal Garden, a literal Fall, and a literal Curse, why should we believe in a literal Savior? Mixing Darwinism with Scripture is bad exegesis and even worse theology.

In the end, it becomes apparent that a compromise with evolutionary ideas is not possible. From its very beginning, this materialistic worldview has conflicted with the authority of God's Word. Who will we trust? As Jesus said in John 3:12, "If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?" That's a good question. The answer is that we can't. Unless the Bible is true from the beginning to the end, we can't trust it.

Creation scientists have realized this and have decided to take a stand against the ideas that are trying to erode the foundation upon which we stand. The reason that creation science is so crucial to our worldview is because the Christian faith stands or falls on the reliability of the Bible. Only if the Bible is trustworthy on matters of science can we trust it on matters of eternity. As Christians, e should awaken from our slumber and recognize that we are at war. In this battle for the mind, we can't compromise with naturalism by surrendering our weapons. There are positions that need to be filled on the battlefield, and like the creation scientists, we need to start with the Word of God as our sword.