Recapturing Beginnings

Origins and the Gospel

February 12th 2009 marked the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. While there are many angles one might take, rather than address arguments for or against the various view points on origins there are other questions that deserve consideration. It has been my experience that many Christians seldom consider the ramifications of any particular view of creation. Yet many times we see in scripture that the presentation of the gospel, particularly to gentiles, include a treatise on origins. We see this in Lystra when Paul and Barnabas presented the Gospel and when Paul presented the Gospel at the Areopagus in Athens. Colossians and 2 Peter written to Gentile churches include treatise on creation. If the Apostles considered a correct understanding of creation, God as Creator, man and the fall, critical to the gospel then should we not as well?

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