US Pastors still believe in God of the Bible

73 per cent of US Southern Baptist pastors accept that God created us.

12 per cent of Southern Baptist Pastors choose to believe in Darwin, that the ancestors of their members were mokeys.

America’s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.

When asked if “God used evolution to create people,” 73 per cent of pastors disagreed – 64 per cent said they strongly disagreed – compared to 12 per cent who said they agree.

Asked whether the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, 46 per cent agreed, compared to 43 per cent who disagreed.

A movement called Young Earth creationism promotes the 6,000-year-old figure, arguing that it is rooted in the Bible. Scientists say the earth is about 4.5 billion years old.

The Southern Baptist Convention survey, which queried 1,000 American Protestant pastors, also found that 74 per cent believe the biblical Adam and Eve were literal people.

Source: CNN

My comment:

It is good that the large majority of Southern Baptists pastors in the US still believe in the God that appointed them.

The Bible explains that God is our creator.  I believe this.

 John 1

  1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

I  regards to the age of the Earth, the Bible do not expose the measurement of time, as similar to hhe man made counting system. No one knows for sure who long one day is for God.

Before the Sun was created, how long were the first days?

Peter the Apostle understood this.

 2 Peter 3:8
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

Written by Ivar

22 thoughts on “US Pastors still believe in God of the Bible

  1. We are made in his image, yet humans have evolved, not from primates, but through human physiology. Yah has a plan, indeed. His will is perfect.

  2. “Perfect Picture for this News” “Nit-picking” …(smile) butt all the Church’s will together in “Unity” for “love, peace”,and share-caring about the others religion”….Well ain’t that just so Speeeeecial ???

  3. Hi Ivar,

    Shalom, PRAISE THE LORD & SAVIOR YEHOSHUA, YESHUA, LORD JESUS CHRIST, HA MASHIAH.

    Two books of the bible give you the cronological order, Matthew and Luke, also the jews have a cronology, nextly if you date it back to Adam it wont be more than 7000 years.

    I believe every jot and tittle in the bible is true.

    With Love and Best Regards,
    Benn

    1. Benn Solomon

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      Two books of the bible give you the cronological order, Matthew and Luke, also the jews have a cronology, nextly if you date it back to Adam it wont be more than 7000 years.

      My reply:

      I believe this about Adam. Religious Jews say the creation was 5772 years ago. But before Adam was created, how long “time” did God use to create Heaven and Earth? As I mentioned: How long was a day, before the Sun was created? Please explain.

  4. Dear Ivar,

    I do agree, 1 day is like 1 thousand years what peter refers is from Psalms.

    But in the case of creation, it does not seems to be logical.

    Because below are some of the references

    I believe Yeshua created the Heaven and Earth as in colossians 1:16.
    For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    John 11:9
    Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

    Also the sabath, the festival days, resurrection everthing is related with days, I believe these are related with the physical days which GOD YHWH, YESHUA created.

    From Genesis 1:14
    And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

    So, I believe that After the creation it should have been around 7000 years or 5772 years.

    But before the creation of day we do not know the time, Because GOD ALMIGHTY YHWH is not bound by time, matter and space.

    There is verse in Psalms which states “HE (GOD) existed before the day was created”

    Pray for me, I will certainly pray for you, let us not argue, but let us really debate and understand the TRUTH.

    So, let us reason like the below verse 🙂

    Isa 1:18
    Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

    With Love and Best Regards,
    Benn

    1. Dear Benn

      Shalom.

      I will debate this issue. Because it is an interesting topic.

      I am sure this has nothing to do with salvation. I can easily accept different viewpoints from brothers and sisters of mine.

      If we are in the year 5772, or 5773, I am not concerned. Even if the Jews have counted the days wrongly, and we are closer to year 7000.

      In my opinion, God seems to have taken all the time needed, to work out His creation. He also took time to admire it. When He created man, He sat back and said: Wow, this is “Very good”. Think about that.God loves His creation.

  5. Dear Ivar,

    One very interesting thing if you notice GOD YESUHA, YHWH created the light first and not the sun, the sun was created on 4th day.

    and every creation verse in genesis states evening and morning completes the day.

    I am not a specialist in this subject but I came to know many things regarding this through one of the CD by Kent Hovind who is serving his prison term now( due to some tax issues, this is not the subject of our debate). who is also a southern baptist.

    If you have not gone through this then i suggest they are amazing facts, there are other creationists as well, but this is one I got to know more info and is really very simple message with easy explanation. see this site http://www.creationtoday.org/

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    Benn

    1. Dear Benn.

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      One very interesting thing if you notice GOD YESUHA, YHWH created the light first and not the sun, the sun was created on 4th day.

      My reply:

      Exactly my point. A human day is 24 hours. That is the time Earth takes to spin a full round. If the Earth do not spin, there would be no shifting from night to day. Life on Earth would be impossible. But “time” would still be there. As it is on the Moon. A “day” on the Moon is 27 Earth days.

      Daylight is not the measure of time. “The day” is set by man to be 24 hours as the time between two risings of the Sun over the horizon of the Earth, seen from the Middle East.

      Before the sun was created, what was the length of a day?

      Genesis 1:1: How long was the “day”, the “day” the Earth just “Was”?

      In the Arctic sectors on the Earth, the sun do not move above the horizon during the winter. And in the summer the sun shines constantly. If you had no human made clock with you, you would not have any clue of how long “a day” would last. In the winter, you could only measure “human time” by looking at the stars. If it was cloudy, you would be lost.

      1. Dear Ivar,

        Again,

        Jesus himself said 12 hrs for day and 12 hrs for night.
        John 11:9
        Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

        Also when GOD Created man, he placed in the centre of the earth somewhere in middle east, later man migrated to the extreme poles in the north and south and survived, dont you think so?

        With Love and Best Regards,
        Benn

      2. Dear Benn.

        Shalom.

        I have no problem with the acceptance of “time” as understood by Jesus. The Son of Man followed the time set by the Jewish society, for many obvious reasons.

        Adam had walked on the Earth for 930 years when He died, I am sure the “days” were counted as mentioned by the Messiah. He Him self spent three days and three night in the grave. The days counted by Moses was the time between two sunrises.

        My question goes back to the “days” before Adam. Even to the days before the Sun was created.

        I like to reflect on such issues. So did Peter. He came to the same conclusion as I. Even though I presume He had never been in the Arctic sectors. God”s “time” and “days” can not be counted by the human mind. God is also “time”. Eternity is a concept not fully understandable by human minds.

      3. Dear Ivar,

        I was unable to click the reply to the last message you posted.
        So, I am replying here.

        Shalom.

        I partially agree with your comments on time.

        Till GOD YHWH created the Light and after that when he called the first day, I take everything as literal days.

        But before the first day and before creation I consider the time to be infinite.

        Our GOD is Alpha and Omega, HE is “The Beginning” and “The End”

        Time , Matter , Space all these came in later by man.

        when HE has told Moses
        From Genesis 1:14
        And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years

        Would they not remain for calculations ?

        Our is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, HE is not a changing GOD.

        With Love and Best Regards,
        Benn

  6. ACCORDING TO THIS ONLY 12% OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST HAVE MONKEYS THAT ARE DISTANT RELATIVES I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS CLOSER TO 50 TO 70% I GUESS IT DEPENDS ON WHAT STATE YOUR IN IN GUESS(NOT COLOR RELATED ) I AM TALKING IN GENERAL.

  7. Dear Roger,

    I think we have no doubt that GOD YESHUA YHWH created man, but our reasoning is only with respect to the time.

    I doubt you are on the same page.

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    Benn

    1. HA HA JUST SOME HUMOR FOR THE WILD IDEA WE CAME FROM ANIMALS OF ANY KIND I FULLY BELIEVE IN THE GOD OF GENESIS 1 AND GENESIS 2:1,2 AND 3 , I FULLY BELIEVE IN WHAT JESUS CAME TO TRY TO TELL THE PEOPLE THAT THE ONE GOD SYSTEM IS NOT THE CREATER BUT SATAN HIMSELF ACTING AS THE CREATOR THE CREATURE HAS LIED TO THE WORLD FOR YEARS ,, SINCE THE GOLDEN CALF. ROMANS 1:20 AND 22 AND 25 CLEARLY TELL WHAT JESUS WAS TRYING TO TELL THE JEWS AND WAS KILLED FOR BLASPHEMY ,,THAT WHEN GOD SAID LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE HE WAS TALKING TOHIMSELF AND JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD ,, BUT THIS WAS REJECTED AS WELL AS JESUS THE SON OF GOD 1ST JOHN 5:7 THESE THREE ARE ONE,,,,, LOOK AT THE WORLD TODAY ISLAM , JEWS, INDIA, CHINA , JAPAN, THE EASTERN WORLD AND THE WESTERN WORLD 99% BELIEVE IN A ONE GOD SYSTEM OR NO GOD AT ALL….. INOTHER WORDS THEY AGREE IN PRINCIPAL THAT THIER IS ONLY ONE GOD,,, AND MOST WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH DEFENDING THIS ONE GOD SYSTEM,,,, 2ND THES. 2:4 IS THE SYSTEM SET UP BY THE ONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE GOD AND SETS IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD
      MAY THE GOD OF THE SABBATH WHO CREATED US ALL BLESS YOU AND OPEN YOUR HEART TO WHAT HIS SON TRIED TO TELL THE WORLD 2000 YEARS AGO

  8. Dear Roger,

    Sorry, I could not understand it was humour. PRAISE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST 🙂

    you said “…. MAY THE GOD OF THE SABBATH WHO CREATED US ALL BLESS YOU AND OPEN YOUR HEART TO WHAT HIS SON TRIED TO TELL THE WORLD 2000 YEARS AGO”

    I believe John 3:16 , “For GOD so loved the world HE gave HIS only begotten son (YESHUA), that whosoever believeth in HIM (YESHUA), should not perish but have everlasting life.”

    I believe in GOD the FATHER ( YHWH) , the son (YESHUA), and the HOLY SPIRIT(Ruach HaKodesh).

    With Love In THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
    Benn

    1. Ben
      Greetings in our Lord Jesus.
      Very interesting discussions. You are very well versed on this subject. I have a question though. What do you think about the longevity of the earth and the entire creation of the universe. The reason I ask this is because recently in just reading scripture there seems to be many verses that indicate that the earth,sun,moon and stars will last forever, eternally. Only the passage in Peter that implies a destruction of the earth with fire
      ,but that seems to be the only one. The fact that Gods word contains many verses that indicate an eternal creation and just one very small passage that seems to imply the opposite causes me to wonder if the passage in Peter really means literally what it says or is it a metaphor. I am perplexed on this. Traditional teaching tells us that the earth will burn away. Anyway I am enjoying the posts

      1. 2ND THES. 2: 8 WHEN JESUS RETURNS THIS IS THE FIRE THAT DESTROYS THE WICKED AND THE EARTH IT AS IN THE BEGINING WILL BE VOID AGAIN ,, AS YOU SAID IT DOES NOT SAY ALL THE UNIVERSE WILL BE DESTROYED , GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE, AFTER 1000 YEARS IS THE JUDGEMENT OF THE WICKED AS THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH COME DOWN FROM GOD REVELATION 21:1 AND 2

  9. Dear Roger,

    There is nothing to be confused /perplexed in the WORD of GOD, it is crystal clear and every jot and every tittle will be fulfilled.

    Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

    Entire bible indicates there is judgement and everything will be destroyed and when Our MESSIAH LORD JESUS CHRIST returns we will have new Heaven and Earth. Samples can be found in Matthew 24, Luke 17 , Joel , Daniel , Ezekiel, Zachariah , Revelation, 1 John ……

    It is cursed and it cannot withstand, it is like in the days of Jonah where Jonah was waiting for GOD to destroy Nineveh. Since the people repented it was not destroyed.

    Our HEAVENLY FATHER is gracious and merciful, he is giving time for us to repent and get back to him and also our brothers and sisters who are not in CHRIST to come back to him like the lost sheep. As GOD YHWH’s will is not even a single soul perish[ Let it be so Amen and Amen], but people are stubborn and rebellious as they were with Moses and other prophets.

    See this
    Eze 14:20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
    Eze 14:21 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?

    Noah preached 120 years before GOD could destroy the entire world with water. People were given time , told to repent , shown the way, but hearts were puffed, their minds were blocked , their eyes were blind , ears were deaf , in short all their senses were dumb to WORD of GOD, no fear of the LORD.

    Now, we are going through same, time is given , Let us pray for our brothers and sisters.

    Let us have glorious reign of Our Messiah LORD JESUS CHRIST, which is in last of chapter of revelation and so most of the psalms describe it, Isaiah prophet describes it. Daniel’s one liner ”

    Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

    Psa 102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
    Psa 102:27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
    Psa 102:28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

    Hope I gave you the substance for your question 🙂

    With Love and Best Regards,
    Benn

    1. THIS KINGDOM BEGINS AT THE CLOSE OF PROVISION AND THE 7 LAST PLAGUES BEGIN, IT LAST A SHORT TIME ON EARTH THEN THE RETURN OF JESUS 1 THES 4: 16 AND 17 WE ALL GO TO HEAVEN FOR 1000 YEARS WITH CHIRST GOD BLESS

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