Q: Are children able to understand the creation message?
A: It’s amazing what children can understand. At a children’s workshop in Houston, Texas, a child handed one of our speakers, Buddy Davis, a little “storybook” he’d drawn.
Evolutionist quote of the week
“Each child as he develops is retracing the whole history of mankind, physically and spiritually, step by step. A baby starts off in the womb as a single tiny cell, just the way the first living thing appeared in the ocean. Weeks later, as he lies in the amniotic fluid of the womb, he has gills like a fish … .”
– Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, Cardinal Giant Addition, p. 223, 1957; in: Walter J. Bock, Evolution by Orderly Law, Science, Vol. 164, pp. 684, 685, May 9, 1969.
This child really got Buddy’s main point, and we believe it’s the key to reaching the next generation: God created a perfect world that was marred by Adam’s sin.
If you turn to the first page of the child’s book, it shows a happy dinosaur with Adam and Eve smiling. Next, you see lots of dinosaurs with blood dripping from their teeth, because, as the child wrote, “Adam and Eve sinned.” But the book ends on a happy note, with the new heaven and new Earth.
Why is this simple message so important? It strikes at the foundation of those who believe in an old Earth: that disease, bloodshed and death—as revealed in the fossil record—have been around for millions of years. However, the Bible teaches that death came after Adam’s sin. So all the horrible things in the fossil record happened because of Adam’s sin, not God.
This is an important key in restoring a biblical foundation for our world. And even a child can understand!
How can we find a God of love amidst the groaning of this world? By understanding the Genesis account of the Fall, we know that we are looking at a fallen, cursed world. From the Bible’s perspective of history, death is an enemy, not an ally (I Corinthians 15:26). Whereas in the evolutionary framework, death is an ally, not an enemy—death of the weak is the means by which the strong advance. To find out more about how the Bible's history directly opposes the evolutionary history of death and violence, read Two histories of death.