I find it absolutely fascinating that I have friends, smart friends who will write this on their FB wall…
Recent evidence shows that were the universe just slightly different, it wouldn’t exist long enough for any life to develop. The odds of a universe that we can exist in are very small, based on chance.
The controversial Anthropic Principle states that the universe can only exist such that carbon-based life can arise.
But then swear black and blue that everything did happen by chance and that they don’t believe in special creation. Do you have friends like this? I have a number of them. I love them and I wouldn’t be without them. They see creation and the universe through a different lens than I do.
Anyway, clearly from this statement he is in awe of the universe and nature has spoken to him, but he still refuses to believe in the biblical account.
We know people reject the knowledge of God revealed in nature, and that must motivate us to proclaim the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. Only by accepting God’s grace through the Lord Jesus Christ can people be saved from their sins and rescued from an eternity apart from God. [source]
Accepting what the bible says about a very unique supernatural event — the six day creation — is in my books very important to understanding that God really does show Himself as a unique being and an Almighty God. He does reveal His supernatural nature through His creation. His creation reveals to me who He is. And I for one trust that He was there at creation and it is He who inspired what the scriptures say about creation and Himself.
Jacob Prasch said something along the lines that the Genesis account in the bible is not a scientific book, but rather it is doctrinally and theologically sound when understood in the context of who God is, who man is, how sin entered the world, what the repercussions of sin means to us and what He had to do to reconcile us to Him. The redemption plan is found in Genesis. Special creation to me is extremely important because God has revealed His creative nature through it.