The Genesis account of creation continues as a central theme throughout the Bible. Of the 66 books in the Bible written over a period of more than 1,500 years, 39 and 27 books in the Old and New Testaments, respectively, 26 reference the Genesis account of creation.
This bar graph by Chris Harrison of Carnegie Mellon University illustrates the interconnectivity of more than 63,000 cross-references in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. The number of references to Genesis increases toward the end of the Bible.
For your review, quotations referring to the Genesis account of creation are available by book on the corresponding drop-down tab. The references are in the New King James translation.
Recognizing the Genesis account of creation is foundational to understanding the authority and super-natural power of God over time, space, and matter throughout the Universe. Amazingly, even the concept of a seven-day week is founded on the seven days of creation.
Progressive creationism, like other “isms”, however, is not compatible with the Genesis account of creation as popularized by Hugh Ross, founder of Reasons To Believe, and Francis Collins, past director of the Human Genome Project.
According to the theory of progressive creationism, also variably known as Old Earth creationism and theistic evolution, in the millions of years of evolution leading up to the evolution of humans the name of the game was “survival of the fittest”.
Charles Darwin explains in The Origin of Species: “extinction and natural selection go hand in hand”. According to the theory of evolution, before the arrival of humans, life consisted of disease and death. Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson captured the essence of “survival of the fittest” in the now famous phrase—“nature red in tooth and claw.”
By the end of the sixth day, however, “God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” For progressive creationism, then, God must be a liar since
- disease and death is not “very good”
- disease and death—sin—is not the result from the fall of Adam
Fortunately, the scientific evidence to support progressive creationism, like the theory of evolution, does not exist. While evolution was once a theory in crisis, now the theory of evolution is in crisis without a theory.
As cytogeneticist Antonio Lima-de-Faria, decorated by the Swedish king as “Knight of the Order of the North Star” for his discoveries on the molecular organization of the chromosome, declared –
There has never been a theory of evolution.
The biblical and scientific evidence demonstrates –
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehendit. John 1:1-5
Scientists assert this truth. Bernd-Olaf Kűppers, Director of the Frege Centre for Structural Sciences, in Germany declares, “The problem of the origin of life is clearly basically equivalent to the problem of the origin of biological information.”
The origin of “information” in the Genesis account of creation is the “Word” that was “very good”—not “red in tooth and claw”.