The Creation Explanation
|The Primeval World -- Fossils, Geology & Earth History|
Conclusions Concerning Earth History,
The creation model for reconstructing early earth history as evidenced in the fossil and stratigraphic records has been only lightly traced in this chapter. Christian scientists who are concerned with these questions have much work to do in filling out the picture. But it is important to remember three restrictions. First, what can be found out about the past by scientific research is limited, second, the evidence is for the most part circumstantial and, third, the interpretation of the evidence is highly influenced by the philosophical beliefs and the presuppositions of the interpreters. The greater part of the scientific community has for more than a century approached this subject with evolutionary and uniformitarian presuppositions. Not surprisingly, their conclusions agree with their assumptions. But recall, on the other hand, that in the introductory paragraph of this chapter we established that Christian students of earth history approach the subject with their own set of presuppositions. They accept as truth the Genesis record of creation and all that other portions of the Scriptures reveal about the early earth. Perhaps valuable new knowledge can be discovered through research in geology and paleontology by scientists who start from the base of Biblical belief in a created world over which God the Creator reigns as the sovereign Lord over all that He has created.
Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the
inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded,
and it stood fast.