Whom do we follow?

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Guest blog---Mike Riddle, AiG speaker

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege to speak in a Christian school in Fairfax, Virginia. When I go on the road I like to stay busy and this school kept me to my word. I started the day by speaking at two chapel sessions and then spoke in 1 earth science class, 3 biology/chemistry classes, 1 biology class, and 1 anatomy and physiology class. But this was not the end. In the evening I did one more talk titled “Did God Use Evolution?” The talk included evidences for the days of creation meaning literal days, why the Bible and evolution are two contradictory explanations of origins, and how science supports a young earth.

After the lecture a man approached me and challenged what I said about the days of creation being literal days and the age of the earth. It appeared that because of his allegiance to Hugh Ross, a leader in the progressive creation movement, he could not accept a young earth and literal day interpretation. When I challenged the man to give any biblical evidence for the days of creation meaning long ages his answer was “because science has proven it.”

In other words he could not give any biblical evidence. I then asked him if it took a degree in science to understand the Bible. To this he responded by saying Hugh Ross believes in an old earth and he is a scientist. The bottom line is that this man was putting his confidence in what a man says over the clear reading of Scripture. How sad it is when we become a follower of man rather than what the words our Creator teaches us.

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: Exodus 20:11

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