majority of these girls go to public school. In science right now they are covering evolution. One of the girls, who happens to be a straight A student, asked, “Can I believe in evolution and creation at the same time?”
I asked, “What do you think.” She didn’t know.
“Why do you think you can believe in both?” I continued.
“Well, because evolution is what we are learning at school and it
kind of makes sense. So, couldn’t God have started it all and then evolution happened?” the girl answered.
To me this is a very common question, one we need to be ready to answer. I was very thankful for the chance to answer this girl. Through God’s Word, our curriculum, Answers in Genesis and Jonathan Park, I felt prepared to answer.
“First of all, we must line our beliefs up with God’s Word and
not try to fit God’s Word to our beliefs.” Continuing I added, “Genesis is very clear that God created everything in six days and rested on the seventh. He created man in His own image. Man has been intelligent from day one; not a fish, an ape, a half man….always intelligent and in God’s image. Lastly, it does not make sense that such detail as the universe and the earth could happen by random chance. Science states that something cannot come from nothing, yet that is at the premise of evolution. It takes less faith to believe in a Creator, Who has created everything to perfectly interact and depend on each other.”
That was enough for her to ponder that night, hopefully she will
continue to bring her questions to the group and God will give us the words to answer her.
As a side note, another girl asked, “Why did God create the world
in six days when He could have done it all in one day?”
“That is true; God could have done creation any way He wanted. I
don’t know why He chose six days, other than He set an example for us to work six days and rest on the seventh.”
If we do not have answers to these questions, our children will
stop believing in God. The world presents its perspective as fact, we must arm our children with Truth to help them counter lies dressed up as facts. Having answers is a key to our children staying the race.