This past September, many Israelis celebrated the beginning of creation 5775 years ago. The Jewish holy day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is actually celebrated on the 6th day of creation when God created Adam and Eve. It is from that point that the Jewish calendar begins and will be completed with the return of the Messiah. I find that fascinating that the people of the Bible, the people to whom were committed the oracles of God, believe in an early creation event. (Rom 3:2)
It’s fascinating because it is very close to the number of years that the Bible computes back to the creation of Adam and Eve. Nowhere can you get millions of years unless you force that into the texts. You see that one can calculate from the genealogies and discover that it was 2298 years from creation when the Israelites entered Egypt. They lived in Egypt 430 years (Ex 12:40) and then the Bible records that it was another 480 years after they left Egypt until the fourth year of Solomon’s reign. (I Kings 6:1) From Solomon’s fourth year to the destruction of the first temple in 586 BC was another 381 years. And from 586 BC until today there have been about 2595 years or a total of 6182 years since the beginning of creation. Now I’m not going to be dogmatic on that number, but I would say that the Jewish claim is much closer to the truth than the claims of some scientific speculators.
In recent years a large number of churches have begun to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday – you know the guy who got the evolution lie started back in the 1800s. Maybe we should consider setting aside a Sunday to celebrate Creation remembering that it was our awesome Creator and Savior Who spoke and things leaped into existence. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Divine nature, so they are without excuse…” Romans 1:20
The things around us point clearly to a Creator not to a random evolutionary process. It is a significant revelation that God uses to begin to draw people to Himself. “To whom then will you liken Me, or to whom shall I be equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see Who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them by name, by the greatness of His might and the strength of His power; not one is missing.” Isaiah 40:26