If you're visiting our website for the first time, welcome! We're so glad you stopped by. My name is Laura, and I'm the wife of Dave Powell, the site's creator and go-to guy. While my husband began the journey of studying how creation, science and the Bible work together many years ago, I didn't think it was quite as important as he did when he first began.
For me being a Christ follower had nothing to do with the age of the earth, if evolution mattered, or if Noah's flood was just a story or true history. I believed, and still do, that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again and that we have eternal life in Him. That, to me, mattered. Rational evidence about proving Genesis to be a true account of our human history did not.
I watched our young son one weekend a month while my husband went to classes to earn a pastor's license, and I begrudgingly watched him sign up for a master's degree in Biblical Creation Apologetics. Years into his journey, I was still unconvinced that this type of ministry was needed. I didn't tell him that aloud, although he could sense I wasn't completely on board.
It wasn't until we went to an Answers in Genesis conference in the fall of 2012 where I heard a speaker explain that people who believe in long ages of the earth put death and destruction (humans, dinosaurs, or animals dying) before the fall of Adam and Eve (the sin of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil), and that deflates the Bible's accuracy. It was with this statement that I began to realize that different theories about how the earth was formed had consequences on the reliability of the Bible.
I began to learn with new eyes and ears, and absorbed more information on how a literal, 6 day creation could be possible. Still, in my heart, I didn't think that many people struggled with questioning their faith in God because they couldn't figure out if the book of Genesis was true account or just a story. To me, everything central to faith needed to be Jesus, and His transforming teachings.
Then, I read an article about a popular, Christian music group who questioned the Truth of God's Word because the book of Genesis didn't seem to them to be able to be proven to be true. I started reading more stories about children, and adults, that questioned God, and their faith because they needed answers to their tough questions, not just about Jesus's life, but Old Testament history.
While I personally am not hard-wired to think scientifically, or need alot of rational evidence for my faith to flourish, there are many, many people who do. Just this week I heard a person on the radio say he came to know Jesus as the Christ because rational evidence for questions he had was first laid down, his disdain for Christians was removed, and the viability to believe was possible. Then, the light was switched, and He believed. God made us uniquely, with different bents and learning styles.
This ministry was a glimmer in my husband's heart before it became a passion of mine, but together we do this journey now because we both see a purpose in helping others come to know the reliability of the Word. You may be visiting today and have questions. We love them! Please contact us with any type of question you have regarding faith, science and the Bible, or how the Bible can be true. We hope to post many videos, resources and blog entries answering common questions people have so you can have more rational evidence for the faith you are seeking.
Thanks again for visiting the Truth of Genesis website!