Believing that God created everything in six days is not difficult. He told us He did. Besides, there’s lot of proof.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work... 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Exodus 20:8-11
The Great Flood is another contested biblical truth. But, there is an ocean of evidence proving it really happened the way Moses wrote that it did. One of those evidences is found in the Grand Canyon.
#2 Bent Rock Layers
In many mountainous areas, rock layers thousands of feet thick have been bent and folded without fracturing. How can that happen if they were laid down separately over hundreds of millions of years and already hardened?
Hardened rock layers are brittle. Try bending a slab of concrete sometime to see what happens! But, if the concrete is still wet, it can easily be shaped and molded before the cement sets. The same principle applies to sedimentary rock. They can be bent and folded soon after the sediment is deposited, before the natural cements have a chance to bind the particles together into hard, brittle rocks.
Look at the photos of some of these layers at the edge of the Kaibab Plateau, just east of the Grand Canyon. The whole sequence of these hardened sedimentary rock layers has been bent and folded, but without fracturing.
It supposedly took 270 million years to deposit these particular layers. Surely in that time the Tapeats Sandstone at the bottom would have dried out and the sand grains cemented together, especially with 4,000 feet of rock layers piled on top of it and pressing down on it. The only viable scientific explanation is that the whole sequence was deposited very quickly–the creation model indicates that it took less than a year during the global flood cataclysm. So, the 520 million years never happened, and the earth is young.
Moses wasn’t the only one who talked about God creating the heavens and the earth in six days. Jesus did (Matthew 19:4, Mark 13:18-19), Paul did (Colossians 1:16), and the writer of Hebrews did,
3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible [already existing]. Hebrews 11:3
We can trust God gave an accurate account to Moses, and that Jesus would know about creation since He was the one creating and sustaining it.
Tomorrow: #3 Soft Tissue in Fossils
Abba, it is so obvious that scientists are misinterpreting the evidence. May You open their minds to the truth. Ours, too, Lord; we want to know more! Amen.