Naturalistic science cannot accept a Creator
There can be no question that God formed "things" in such a way that we can understand much of His nature from what has been created (Romans 1:20). But what place do they hold in understanding truth? Are we to gain insight to the meaning of everything from the study of geology, biology, physics, astronomy, etc.? What relationship does the tangible play with the intangible? When does the "language" of the creation shape the "words" of Scripture? Which carries more weight when they don't seem to agree?
What does God's Creation provide us?
Even though God insisted that His "good" nature was revealed by the creation, there is much about this universe that evidences a lot of "bad." How can we differentiate the original "good" from the fallen "bad?" The overwhelming message in the Bible deals with the redemption of the creation—the age-long plan of God to bring about a "new heavens and new earth" that is in total submission to His holiness (II Peter 2:13). How do we sort out the differences? What does the revealed nature of God furnish that will permit us to evaluate what we observe?
God's inerrant Word is the teacher
All our studies regarding the Creation should flow from how we view Scripture. The higher our regard for the words of the text, the more careful we would be with the interpretation of the text. The more we use other words and passages of Scripture to define and clarify a given text of Scripture, the less we will be inclined to allow human reasoning to alter the obvious meaning of a word or a passage. The farther away from the clear reading and face-value of a passage an interpretation seems to be, the more likely it will be subject to human error and come into conflict with other teachings of God's Word.
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