As I was watching the much anticipated debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, I found myself feeling compassion for Mr. Nye.
There was no question in my mind where I stood on the issue as a Christian before the debate began, but I wanted to hear a recognized proponent of science and evolution speak for themselves first hand. Regardless of what side of the debate a person is on, there can be no challenging the fact that they represent two entirely different world views.
Mr. Nye’s worldview is man-centered, science-exalting and void of any power to change the heart of man. By rejecting the Bible as being the Word of God, he cannot offer any real answers to why the universe or man exists. I could not help but think of how Paul told Timothy to avoid profane and vain babbling and oppositions. In other words, turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge.
As Mr. Nye was explaining away the possibility of Noah and his family building the ark to survive the “so-called” worldwide flood, he left out one very important factor. He left The Almighty out of the equation and His ability to give supernatural knowledge and strength to chosen vessels to accomplish His will.
I wonder if Mr. Nye would deny that Adam and Eve were real people? I wonder if he would believe that Jonah was swallowed by a great fish and spent three days in the belly of the great fish? If so, then it is not if we believe Mr. Ham, as he so often stated, but are we going to believe Bill Nye or Jesus Christ?
I choose to unashamedly believe and proclaim the Word of God and the glorious heart-changing gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ!
Bottom line is this: “In the beginning, God …” There it is. Slam dunk! This is God’s universe, and the heavens declare His glory, not ours.
To think of a Christ-less world and all of the fruit that has come directly or indirectly because of what Jesus taught would be devastating. My heart leaped for joy whenever Ken Ham shared the Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Job 38-40 knocks every mortal man, saved or unsaved out of the water. God is God, we are not, and I can assure you that there is no debate whatsoever in heaven about Who created what and how long it took.
How do we know? He told us so and He was the Only One there in the beginning. 1 Tim 6.20; Psalm 19, Gen 1.1.