I recently ran into this delightful collection of planet videos from the World Video Bible School. At just a few minutes they are perfect for sharing with children. And the whole website is full of resources to strengthen our faith in many areas.
And Branyon May, Ph.D., the host of this video and spokesman for the ministry says,
“God created the entire Cosmos from nothing just as the straightforward, literal text of Genesis describes, completing it in six 24-hour days and resting on the seventh. The genealogies of the Old and New Testaments provide good chronologies to know that our Universe and mankind’s origin are only thousands of years old and probably between 6 to 8 thousand years.”
Unfortunately, if you follow the links, you will see that these people promote baptismal regeneration (if you are not baptized their way, you are not saved). I’ve had to reject organizations like that because I do not wish to indirectly promote false teaching.
I get it, Cowboy Bob, but you know what? If we stick to only those who see exactly eye to eye with us, we end up with a very small group of people we are willing to let in our circle. Would I send a new believer to such teachings about salvation? Of course not. But, for the purposes of the Creation Club community we are spreading our tent wide. Anyone who understands salvation is through Jesus (who isn’t the Father) and that the universe is less than 10,000 years old based on God’s testimony is welcome.
BTW Painful as it can be to admit it, the odds are when you and I stand before Jesus there is going to be something each of us has had dreadfully wrong. Hopefully not this major, but I know many strong Christians I believe have very major things askew. I’m not going to therefore toss all they have to say out; I’m going to use discernment and trust the Holy Spirit to work in us all! See my recent post expressing this concept: https://thecreationclub.com/interacting-with-a-believer-who-cant-see-the-obvious/
There are views that I hold that are not things that I can give definitive apologetics for regarding creation science, so I clam up on them. Unfortunately, there are professing Christians that will condemn others as not real Christians because of eschatology (come on, people!), or the Reformed vs Arminian views (I refuse to identify with either camp, and have been told I am “immature” or possibly unsaved). Other areas in creation science are inconclusive so I advise people to take a “wait and see” approach or, if writing, indicate that things are speculative. It’s disheartening to be condemned for nonessentials for salvation.
Well put. There have been too many people who think it is possible for a person or group to so fully understand the ways and workings of God that they cannot learn anything more. And, heaven forbid anyone suggest they are mistaken! 😮 Who are we to think we can so fully comprehend the infinite God we serve.