Today, as at the time of the apostle Paul's travels to Athens, people are quite religious. They bowed down to all matter of false gods 2,000 years ago. They do the same today.

For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. (Acts 17: 23-25)

These verses remind me of the times I have been told by Christian leaders that “people do not come to faith in Christ through creation science.” This is another common misunderstanding about reality that is prevalent in many of our seminaries and Christian universities.

Analytical thinkers, by and large, do not come to be followers of Christ without a belief in the accuracy, authority and inspiration of the entire Bible. And, they can only travel that path of belief by understanding chapters 1-11 of Genesis as historical narrative. Creationists have developed the tools to explain this foundational  truth, and while most people are not analytical thinkers, those who are analytical thinkers are dependent on the creationist view. I know I would not have accepted Christ without having been introduced to creation science, and I personally know scores of others in the same boat. We may be relatively few as a percentage of all people. I wonder if we might be a larger percentage of those who are saved.

When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” A few men became followers of Paul and believed. (Acts 17: 32, 34a)

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