John C. Whitcomb, Jr
Sound biblical basis is provided for belief in ex nihilo creation, and statements are made as to why evangelical Christians need not consider that this view is philosophically “unhealthy” or that it makes God a deceiver. Following discussion of creation of the heavens and creation of the earth in separate sections, the author states his position regarding an extensive time interval between the first two verses of Genesis. The author holds that the Genesis view that the earth was created before the sun, moon, and stars is in serious conflict with total evolutionary theory. He presents nine explicit reasons why the current astronomical idea that the earth came from the sun or from a proto-sun is not true. He closes with a section on the importance of stellar creation in God’s eternal purposes.