Website Review: Answers in Genesis

Taken from AiG’s about section:

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a “millions of years old” earth (and even older universe).

I love this website, simply due to their immense library of articles and resources they have made available. If you are interested in reconciling the seeming contradictions between what is commonly taught in schools and universities today and the biblical history, this website is a good place to start your search.

 

2 thoughts on “Website Review: Answers in Genesis”

  1. I am interested in how the earth was created and where dinosaurs fit in. I lead Bible studies at our church. Creation is a topic that is of great interest on the validity of the Bible. Do you have any information on this?

    1. Gerald,
      Thanks for writing. We hold that Genesis 1 is to be taken as literal history, and therefore, I believe that the best, most reliable cosmological model can be found there. On Day 1 God created the time, space (heavens), matter (earth) continuum. There are 3 supernatural “baras” (creation ex-nihilo -out of nothing) that cannot be explained naturally. Those 3 baras are: time, space and matter (verse 1), animal life (v21) and then a God-breathed spirit (v27) . We will never be able to naturally explain the existence of any of these 3 creations. All of the other “created”, “made”, “let there be” etc statements are God manipulating these 3 “substances” into different forms.
      For example, it appears that God created the earth as a ball of water, and then transformed that matter into all the elements of the universe. This appears to be a theme in the Bible. Water into Universe in Genesis 1, Moses’ 1st miracle of water into blood (Ex 7:17), Christ’s 1st miracle at Cana (John 2) of water into wine. Dr Russell Humphrey in his book “Starlight and Time” explores this idea. To explain all the mass in the known physical universe would require a ball of water a minimum of 2 light years in diameter – 12 trillion miles – about 1600X the diameter of our solar system. So when Gen 1:2 speaks of “the deep” we are talking about a minimum of 6 trillion miles deep – deep enough, and pressure enough to create a fusion reaction which would transform the Hydrogen and Oxygen in water into all the heavier elements needed to build a universe. So on day 1 God created the ball of water and transformed it into the basic materials for building a universe of stars, galaxies and planets. The first part of day 1 would have been a black hole of incredible density with no light being emitted. The black hole would morph into a White Hole (Gen 1:3)where light would escape and matter would expand outward at an incredible rate, throwing out all the building blocks (Gen 1:6-8) that God would use on Day 4 to create the sun, moon and stars. While this mass was getting into place, God took the remaining fragment of “earth” and transformed it into dry land, seas and plants on Day 3.
      As a retired chemistry teacher, I am thankful for this cosmological model that makes a lot more sense of creation days 1 and 2. Granted, it isnt an infallible model carved in stone, but it does compliment and agrees with what God is telling us. We will have to ask Him to fill in all the details when we see Him.
      Regarding dinosaurs and the Bible: we are told that God created the great sea monsters (plesiosaurs?) in v 21 and all the land animals in v24 which would have included the dinosaurs. No problem that they lived at the same time as Adam and Eve – just as we live today with man-eating crocodiles, monitor lizards, etc. -in different ecosystems. In addition they were created originally as plant eaters (Gen 1:30) It wasnt until after the Fall that initiated death, that Adam had to watch out for Mr T.

      Gerald, I hope that this helps. I have always been confused by days 1 and 2 and found that this helped me get a better handle on how God might have done it. Would love to dialogue with you further on this. Iron sharpens iron – and it is always good to bounce our ideas off of other like-minded believers.

      Blessings as we celebrate the birth of our Creator, and Savior Jesus Christ.

      Jim Kraft
      President – The Genesis Foundation
      (920) 676-8871

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