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My Reasons for Believing in Creation

“From One Christian to Another…”

Obviously, I’m no scientist. I’ve heard about carbon dating and all that and yet, I still believe in creation. Here are four reasons why:                                                                                                                                 

  1. Evolution diminishes God. Having the universe “develop” along natural lines and millions of years doesn’t demonstrate the power and creativity involved in a 7-day creation.
  2. People confuse macro-evolution with micro-evolution. Macro-evolution involves change between Micro-evolution demonstrates change within species. There’s a big difference. We have plenty of evidence of change within species. Just look at the dog world and all the varieties that have been bred. However, we’ve never had fossil evidence of change between species. Somewhere along the line, shouldn’t there have been animals that procreated “mixture” animals? And yet, each species bears its own kind just like the Bible says.  Each seed-bearing plant produces the corresponding grain or fruit.
  3. Benii performing in Mende tribe in Liberia, West AfricaOur universe is incredibly complex. Simplicity in the natural world doesn’t lead to the complexity required by evolution. It’s the other way around. We can break things down – make the complex simple but not vice versa. I’ve always said God is the greatest artist. Just look at the beauty and complexity of any flower “which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire.”
  4. Our universe is strikingly interdependent. Each animal, plant, and insect life has limitations based on other animal, plant, and insect life. That’s why we can’t have insects from one locale introduced into others because there are no checks and balances. Trees from Australia brought into Florida to suck up the moisture now pose a problem because they are so prolific.
  5. Our universe is Within outer space, our entire universe with its circulating planets is but a tiny dot. Could all that have come about randomly? And what started the big bang they talk about? No one’s answered that.

I Stand in Awe of God, the Creator                                                      Cross-Cultural Couples - Ben Talks at Lutheran Churches

My conclusion is we can only stand in awe of our Creator. Perhaps our Lord is laughing at our bold ignorance. People will do anything to keep God out of the picture. I can’t prove creation. The Bible says, “By faith, we believe God created the world.”  Every leaf I see looks like it was designed – every intricate insect – the very molecules that make up matter – the tiny cells that make up my body, each part so interdependent. I praise your genius, Lord. I bow in humility.

Blessings on your journey of faith, anita

Beyond Myself Book Cover by Author Anita Katherine DennisBeyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief

I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!