I’m completely convinced.
But maybe not in what I ought.
I’m convinced that God created the world.
I’m not even talking about Intelligent Design, a much easier sell these days, that faceless force, high above the cosmos pulling at the strings, rolling things into motion. No, I’m talking about 6 days of miraculous wonder followed by one day of rest.
Now I know how foolish the notion is, honestly my post modern mind reels at the thought of it, but I still cling. I’ve heard a little proof here and a whole lot of detraction there and yet I’m not swayed. I’m fixed. I’m “like a tree firmly planted by streams of water.”1
Why? Why hold to something that will bring ridicule? For the same reason that I believe that blood had to be shed so that my sins would be forgiven, or that Jesus was born of a virgin, or that He walked on water, or that He healed the sick, the lame, the possessed… The Bible tells me so. In fact “there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.”2
Ridiculous? Foolish? Silly? Ha, maybe all these things and more.
The Bible describes this mental stupidity which I clearly suffer from as faith and it gives a clear description of it in Hebrews 11:1:
That’s what I’ve got, a bad case of the faith.
Foolishness? Certainly, but there again “the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God.”3
Need a bit more to cling to than what I’ve written here? Creation Seminar, by Dr Mark Harwood, at Midrand Chapel, 23 May from 09:00 – 12:30, 151 Pitzer Road, Midrand Chapel, Johannesburg.
1 Psalm 1:3
2 John 21:25
3 1 Corinthians 3:19