I am reading through Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology with my elders at Cornerstone Bible Church. Last night, we dealt with his chapter on Creation. It was a hearty meal, 52 pages of deep creation and evolution debates. As I read this chapter, I was reminded about the faith it takes to come to your view of the beginning of the world.
None of us were there when creation happened. It is impossible to replicate in an experiment. That means whichever view you take is going to take some level of faith. Doesn't it take more faith to believe that we have somehow evolved over time from a pile of slime than it does to believe that God created all there is simply by speaking it into existence. In this thought, Grudem gives one illustration of an alternate view of the beginning of everything and then explains why people might come to such a conclusion. He says,
"Francis Crick, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to discover structure of DNA molecules, proposed in 1973 that life may have been sent here by a spaceship from a distant planet, a theory that Crick calls 'Directed Panspermia.' To the present author, it seems ironic that brilliant scientists could advocate so fantastic a theory without one shred of evidence in its favor, all the while rejecting the straightforward explanation given by the one book in the history of the world that has never been proven wrong, that has changed the lives of millions of people, that has been believed completely by many of the most intelligent scholars of every generation, and that has been a greater force for good than any other book in the history of the world. Why will otherwise intelligent people commit themselves to beliefs that seem so irrational? It seems as though they will believe in anything, so long as it is not belief in the personal God of Scripture, who calls us to forsake our pride, humble ourselves before him, ask his forgiveness for failure to obey his moral standards, and submit ourselves to his moral commands for the rest of our lives." (285-6)
I have long been taught and have said myself that the battle for the beginning is really a battle for the end. If we can strip God of being the Creator, then we will not have to face Him as judge. We are not accountable to Him. But if He did create all that there is, including me, then I am accountable to Him in the way in which I live.
The Bible makes it clear that He did create all. We are accountable to Him.