Jesus and Creation

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Jesus and Creation

Jesus believed that that Genesis was literal history. If a Christian has accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, the Lord’s beliefs should be important to them. Jesus believed in a literal Adam and Eve, not only that, but the Bible says he is descended from Adam and Eve. Jesus believed that the flood of Noah was an actual historic event that destroyed all life on earth except Noah and his family. Jesus believed the flood of Noah happened when it rained for 40 days and 40 nights and the fountains of the deep burst open. If there was an actual worldwide flood that covered the entire surface of the earth for over a year, then the plant and animal life that became fossilized because of the flood is not a record of millions of years of evolution.

I will be quoting Jesus from the Gospel, and then I will discuss the passages he is referring to. First, I will show that Jesus believed in a literal Adam and Eve created at the beginning of time:

Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?"

"Haven’t you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Matthew 19:4-6

Here is another place in the Gospel where this same conversation is quoted:

"But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Mark 10:6-9

Jesus is referring to Chapter one of Genesis and he is saying that Adam and Eve were created at the beginning. There is no room for millions of years before the beginning of time.

Now, let me show that Jesus believed that the flood of Noah was an actual, historical event:

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:37-39

Here is another place in the Gospel where this same conversation is quoted:

"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26-27

In this passage, Jesus is talking about an actual event recorded in Chapter 7 of Genesis:

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.

For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. Every living thing that moved on the earth perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.

The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days. Genesis 7:11-23

Jesus believed that there was a flood over the entire world for over a year and that this flood killed all animals and plants that weren’t on the Ark or could survive in the water. There was a violent flood caused by the "springs of the great deep" bursting forth and the "floodgates of the heavens" pouring down. This was a violent storm that buried all the dead animals and plants in mud and sediment.

Fossilization occurs when living tissue is covered with mud and silt and the soft tissue is replaced by minerals in the mud and sediment. The fossils are a record of a worldwide flood, they are not a record of millions of years.

Jesus said:

I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? John 3:12

Logic demands that if someone accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior they must also believe what he says about "earthly things". It is quite obvious that Jesus was a creationist.

See these articles by scientists and others for more information:

  • Did Jesus Teach Recent Creation? by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
  • Why Christians Should Believe in a Global Flood by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
  • Did the Creator Use Evolution?
  • Genesis Questions and Answers
  • Online Creation Videos

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