A friend referred me to an excellent blog post by Tim Challies, a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario. The post explains why he’s a six-day creationist, and I think he’s right on the mark. He expresses his reasons very well, and my reasons are similar.
Quite simply he says:
- The Bible teaches it
- The writers believed it
- Science confirms it.
Take a look at his full post here. It’s short, simple, and well-written. I was trying to come up with some other reasons, but those pretty much sum it up.
I might add that it’s the easiest and most natural position to defend theologically. It makes the most sense of Jesus’ direct relationship to Adam found in Luke’s genealogy (Luke 3:23-38); it makes sense of Paul calling Jesus the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45). It provides the best explanation as to how sin and death entered a perfect creation (Romans 5:12-14, 1 Corinthians 15:21), and it explains how death is the last enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26).