You know that I always pray to God for His guidance in writing to you, and it seems that
He has finally allowed me to come to terms concerning accord between Christianity and Science. It’s possible that if
God had decided to include just four words to His verse in Genesis 1:2, we could agree.
four words are "for billions of years." If God had said, "And for billions of years, the earth was without
form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."
Then, in verse three, God began bringing earth to what we have now, as He said, "Let there be light, and there was light."
The rest of Creation followed. Our faith wouldn’t have been affected.
Christians, we could then better understand the layers in mountains that we dig through in making roads, and inside the beautiful
caves that have grown by the dripping of sediment. Remember, however, how I totally disagree with the theory of "evolution."
Most Christian denominations, including the one to which I belong, agree that
there could have been a period of time between God’s creating the universe and its planets and the time when He decided
to put creatures on earth.
We can wonder why God didn’t explain these
things to us. But remember, He said "My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways" (Isaiah 55:8-9).
He may have simply chosen not to explain this, just as he does not completely explain the Book of Revelation
and other things we wonder about. He may have chosen to reveal these details in His own time.
And remember, the six thousand years we know about in the Bible are of no consequence to Him, as far as time
is concerned. We already compare them to the six days in which He and Christ did Creation, and with the millennial reign being
compared to the seventh day in which He rested.
I’m having less problems
now as I see the beauties of our world in TV science shows, but by all means, study the Bible to your satisfaction, not mine.
Pray about it.