In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
We live in a day where science is increasingly promoted as the authority on what is true about every facet of life. In other words, if any aspect of a held worldview cannot be verified by scientific evidence, it needs be held in question until science provides authoritative clarity on the matter.
The above reasoning is a work of the Devil in attacking the veracity and absolute inerrancy of Scripture. It places man’s wisdom above the authority of Scripture. This is making huge inroads in the church. A specific area that the wisdom of the world, refutes is God creating our world in six literal days.
This has resulted in division among believers. There are now many who submit to ‘scientific evidence,’ and now hold that our world could not have been created in six literal days but more likely over millions or billions of years through a ‘divinely guided’ evolutionary process.
To me, this is denying a fundamental truth of Scripture that if moved from, opens up a floodgate for every other truth of Scripture to be questioned by scientific inquiry as to its literal interpretation.
Let me ask you a question. When God immediately creates a new heaven and new earths as in Rev. 21:1-5; Isa 65:17, do we really believe He can do that?
Of course we do! Millions even billions of years do not even dare come into our thinking for that future miraculous event to take place!
J MacArthur continues this thought; If we really believe He can destroy this universe in a split second and immediately create a whole new one, what's the problem with believing the Genesis account of a six-day creation in the first place?