Reading through Creation and Change by Douglas F. Kelly
Chapter 1: Creation: Why it matters, and how it is scientifically viable
So first off, we begin with “why”, a fact that would please my boss greatly. Why is the question of origins so important? Because origins determines the importance of human life, whether it is merely a liquidatable asset, as any other creature, from animal to pest, as treated by Marxist totalitarian states or whether it is a reflection and creation of the divine, sanctified and with an inalienable right to life.
I find it fascinating to begin reading a book from several years ago that speaks so perfectly to the political situation of our day right now at an unusual peak within its opening paragraphs. This is someone who wasn’t sleeping while things were moving toward this point.
God’s choice to begin the Bible with creation, the book argues, makes creation not only primary in history, but in theology, a foundational point to understanding all that follows.
“In other words, the doctrine of creation with which God’s Word begins must be foundational because God starts here. It teaches that since God is the fountain of all reality, then His Word applies to our everyday life.” p. 25