In my opinion, any of the saints and faithful brethren in Christ Jesus who have allowed themselves to be duped into creation debates, as in current Your Views letters based on Joan King's Oct. 18 column, should be ashamed.
For any member of the body of Christ to be caught up in a discussion of creation, be it public or private, is as futile as trying to reason which came first the chicken or the egg.
Unfortunately, there are Christians who are so dogmatic that they refuse to recognize and accept proven scientific evidence regarding the material aspects of the universe. Some in this group may also be members of the "flat earth society" and vehemently deny that man has walked on the moon.
How should Christians respond to the various ideas and opinions of creationism? Being ever mindful that the just shall live by faith, Hebrews 11:3 gives the only approved answer. "Through faith we understand that the worlds (ages) were framed by the word of God."
Regarding the chicken or the egg debate: Again scripture must prove to be the only valid source of information for the saints. Genesis 1:20 states, "And God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life and fowl that may fly about the earth in the open firmament of heaven."
Not only does this verse give new meaning to the phrase "chicken of the sea," it may also give the secularist some degree of credence to their theories of evolution.
King Solomon once said that it was God's privilege to conceal things and a king's privilege to discover them. Based upon personal experience, it is truly a great privilege and joy to search out and discover scientific wonders contained in the physical realm.
However, an even greater privilege and joy is to daily search scripture to discover the concealed things of eternal life contained therein.