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January 15, 2005 

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Q: Since we now have the New Testament, why do we even bother with the Book of Genesis?

A: Ken Ham once spoke to a pastor who proudly proclaimed that his church was a New Testament church. He said that he didn’t have to worry about the Old Testament.

Quotable quote:

“At this point, it is necessary to reveal a little inside information about how scientists work, something the textbooks don’t usually tell you. The fact is that scientists are not really as objective and dispassionate in their work as they would like you to think. Most scientists first get their ideas about how the world works not through rigorously logical processes but through hunches and wild guesses. As individuals they often come to believe something to be true long before they assemble the hard evidence that will convince somebody else that it is. Motivated by faith in his own ideas and a desire for acceptance by his peers, a scientist will labor for years knowing in his heart that his theory is correct but devising experiment after experiment whose results he hopes will support his position.”

– Boyce Rensberger, How the World Works, William Morrow, NY, pp. 17–18, 1986. Rensberger is an ardently anti-creationist science writer.

Ken asked him, “Pastor, do you believe in marriage?” “Why yes,” he replied. “Why do you believe in marriage?” Ken asked. “Because Paul talks about marriage in the New Testament,” he said. “Well that’s interesting,” Ken said, “because when Paul talks about marriage, such as in Ephesians, he goes back to Genesis to give the foundation for marriage.”

Then Ken asked, “Do you believe in original sin?” “Why yes,” he said. “Well that’s interesting,” Ken went on. “In 1 Corinthians 15 where Paul is writing about the message of Jesus on the Cross and His death and Resurrection, he goes back to Genesis to justify why Jesus died on the cross.” Ken continued, “It’s all very well to be a New Testament church, but you must realize that all of the New Testament is based in the Old Testament, and ultimately all of this is founded in Genesis 1–11.”

The first eleven chapters of the Bible are the key to understanding the rest of Scripture. This is how we can fully understand the meaning of New Testament doctrine!

Recommended resources:

What the New Testament Really Says about Creation
What the New Testament Really Says about Creation
Genesis: The Key to Reclaiming the Culture
Genesis: The Key to Reclaiming the Culture
The Lie: Evolution
The Lie: Evolution
The Genesis Record
The Genesis Record

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This week on www.AnswersInGenesis.org …

January 8: Focus—news of interest from Creation 26(2)
January 10: “Lost” without Genesis: Coping with the “Death Wave”
January 11: The talk of the town
January 12: Quasar with enormous redshift found embedded in nearby spiral galaxy with far lower redshift: unsolvable riddle for big bang astronomy
January 13: In Six Days Testimony 4: Paul Giem, medical research
January 14: Reader questions motive of AiG’s response to tsunami disaster/The tsunami—a small reminder of the Flood

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