The question is asked: “Has man been on the earth since creation?”
Genesis 1:26-31 informs us that man was created on the sixth day of creation (those are literal days — morning and evening of each day are recorded). Luke 1:70 says: “As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began.”
According to the theory of evolution as taught in most schools and colleges today, the world began about 18 billion years ago in a “big bang” when the cosmos evolved into existence out of nothing. The sun and planets evolved out of cosmic dust about 5 billion years ago, life evolved from chemicals about 4 billion years ago, and human life perhaps a million years ago.
But this is not what the Word of God says. According to the priest Zacharias, God has been speaking through His prophets ever since the world began — not beginning 18 billion years after it began.
Peter, in his temple sermon, preached that God had promised someday to restore all things, “which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:2).
The restoration of all things obviously was meant to refer to conditions in Eden, not to the primeval cosmic dust cloud of the evolutionists.
The Lord Jesus Christ also taught that man has been here since the world began. Referring to the creation of Adam and Eve, and quoting Genesis 1:27, He said: “But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female” (Mark 10:6).
Adam and Eve were not created 18 billion years after the beginning of the creation, but just six days after the beginning in a very good world.
It is dangerously close to mocking God for modern Christian teachers to urge people to accept the big bang theory of cosmic evolution and the geologic ages, framework of organic evolution. Men and women were given dominion over the earth when the world first began. And way back then, in the Garden of Eden, God first promised His coming Redeemer. Continuing details about the coming Messiah, the Savior, were given through His prophets ever since, just as the Bible says.
And Christ came just as promised, in every detail.
If you have a Bible question write Pastor Lenard Huebscher, Grace Baptist Church 12721 – 75th St. North, Stillwater, MN. 55082 or call 651-430-3132. www.stillwaterbaptist.net.