“In Defence of Apologetics.”
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
In years past I was reluctant to teach Apologetics—after all, we are all without excuse—God’s existence is clear to everyone through His creation (Romans 1:20). When looking at satellite technology, one day, Psalm 19:1 naturally came to mind—“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” Then, that child-like thought came to me: “Man is filling the skies with artificial stars.” I wondered if there might come a day when the average person will struggle to differentiate between that which is man-made, and that which is real. In another realm, Unbelievers have been filling the vast expanse with artificial ideas. And the days have long been here that the average person struggles to differentiate between that which is man-made and that which is real. ‘Artificial Ideas’—Like ‘Space Junk’—A layer of garbage floating around obscuring a clear view of God. Space junk in the form of doubts over the reliability of the Book of Genesis. Space junk in the form of insisting that faith is the poor ignorant cousin of science. Space junk in the form of ‘facts’ supporting ‘missing links’ where there are none. Space junk in the form of many Bible class teachers insisting that ‘it doesn’t matter, anyway.’ Space junk in the form of the foolishness of man being passed off as the wisdom of God. Jesus believed the Genesis record. He called the days of Adam and Eve ‘the beginning.’ He said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female” (Matthew 19:4). The Hebrew writer sights Jesus as the creator ‘in the beginning.’ He writes, And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;” (Hebrews 1:10). Once upon a time the nonsense of evolution and unbelief in the scriptures were kept out of our churches. They were Satan’s lies that struggled to get in. Now they are Satan’s lies that we struggle to get out. Don’t be naïve! So, in defence of Apologetics—It may yet see a new beginning.