Creation Lesson 1  Is There Really a God?

 

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Creation Science

Students take notes over the lesson for a grade.  Write down the green headers/questions then the yellow/link as the answers.  Skip lines between each, use two different colored pens.

 

 

A Brief Look At Genesis

Try to imagine total emptiness. No sky. No land. No heat. No light. No sign of life. No objects. Total emptiness
 
How did emptiness become a complex, orderly universe?
He does not provide us with the scientific text, documented with step-by-step procedures and a rigid timeline.

 

Genesis 1:1   "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

This verse introduces us to the God and takes us back to the start of our world.It doesn’t define who God is, where he came from, or what he looks like.

The verse offers the simple truth that

            God was in existence even before the beginning

If we believe that God really did create all things, then we an also believe that he controls our lives and can accomplish his plans for us.

Topic I: Is There Really a God?

Some may ask, “Who created God?”

The bible makes it clear in many places that

God is outside time. He is eternal, with no beginning or end.
(Psalm 90:2)

Is it logical, though, to accept the existence of such an eternal being?
What evidence would we expect to find if there really is an infinite God who created all things and is omnipotent (all-powerful)?

 

How Do We Recognize the Evidence of Intelligence?

One would never look at the

Great Wall of China, the US Capital building,
or the Sydney Opera House
and conclude that such structures were formed after a spontaneous explosion.

Design is everywhere.  It would never enter our minds that metal left to itself would eventually form into

engines, transmission, and wheels to form an automobile.

Living Things Show Evidence of Design!

Scientists who reject the concept of a Creator God agree that all living things exhibit evidence of design.
Isaac Asimov, an anti-creationist, declared “In man is a three-pound brain which, as far as we know, is the brain is the most complex and orderly arrangement of matter in the universe.”

 

Dr. Richard Dawkins, has become one of the world’ leading evolutionist spokespersons.  He said. “ We have seen that living things are too improbable and too beautifully ‘designed’ to have come into existence by chance.”
If these scientists like Dawkins, reject “chance” in design, what do they put in place of “chance” if they do not accept a Creator God?

Who - or - What - Is the Designer Then?

To a Christian, the design we see is totally consistent with the Bible.
Genesis 1:1

Watch Does God Really Exist  23 min video Discuss and answer questions while you watch the video.

Dawkins argument…Design called “blind forces of physics” and the forces of natural selection.

A master creator would design with foresight with future purpose.
Natural selection is blind, unconscious, and an automatic process.
(Textbook pg. 10-11)
Basically, Dawkins states that natural selection and mutations together provide the mechanism for evolution.
However, he believes these processes are nonrandom and directed.

Does Natural Selection Produce Design?

Therefore to argue that natural selection and mutations are the basic mechanism for evolution, it should be evident in the DNA of living things.

Observable natural selection only operates on the information that is already contained in the genes.  Nothing New is Added!!

 

This is consistent with the Bible, in that God created distinct kinds of animals and plants, each to reproduce after its own kind.

For example, wolves, coyotes, and dingoes have developed over time as a result of natural selection operating on genes in the wolf/dog.

No new information was produced.
The genes have just been rearranged, sorted out, and separated from the original dog kind.
One kind has never been observed to change into a totally different kind with information that previously did not exist.

 

 

Book Credit:    The Answers Book  by Ken Ham

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Lesson Objectives

OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:

1. define the meaning of creation science

2. explain how creation is important.

3. describe the significance os staying foucsed on God and Genesis

4. chart on a timeline graph of the first 7 days of Genesis

5. define the terms: rule

6. Explain the significance of  God working in those boundaries

Knowledge: Recall of data.

Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.

Application:
Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the workplace.

Analysis:
Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences. 

Synthesis:
Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Evaluation:
Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.