The study of origins is among the most controversial of all areas of discussion, and one of the most, if not the very most, speculative areas of all science. Yet, at the same time, it is critically important to holding a correct worldview and beginning one’s road to recovery. Let’s begin with this: We exist because God exists.
Here are a few thoughts regarding knowledge. Knowledge is a condition of learnedness whereupon you can draw your own conclusions. If you don’t have a degree in theology or science, then you are merely assenting to the knowledge of someone else, someone who does have this knowledge. This means you hold an opinion, which is a weaker condition. Knowledge spans the spectrum from hypothetical anticipation to applied technology, and origins science resides in the speculative region, meaning that your opinion is ultimately rested, not on applied scientific knowledge, but the best guess as to how we came to be. Scientists differ in their speculation. Sure, there is evidence for this or that hypothesis, but the point here is to appreciate that for most of us – our beliefs don’t stand on such solid ground as we might think. Moreover, there are many God-believing scientists and while they too may have different beliefs as to how God brought the universe into existence, they all hold to the basic premise of a Creator God.
At The Genesis Project, we recognize that we will all stand before God one day. It won’t be our grasp of origins that wins us any credibility, but whether we’ve put our faith into practice. Without faith, without a commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, knowing him personally as our Savior and Redeemer, there is little help any knowledge will bear before a Holy God. Instead, what we find is that the great deceiver has blinded the minds of the unbelieving. Part of the unblinding process involves learning to know Jesus personally who, by the way, is the Word who was from the beginning.