Satan setting the trap:
>> I have always found this approach to Creationism to be awfully limited, and ultimately dishonoring to the Creator... as though a person is saying “God can only have created the world in the way I understand and believe Him to have done it. Period.” <<
That is the classic strawman that the liars that wish to be considered “scientific” here usually employ. But of course no creationist has ever offered “God can only have created the world in the way I understand and believe Him to have done it. Period.”
What creationists usually state is that YHWH did it in the manner that he stated in his word, and the more than 100 places in his word that clearly state that evolution was not used, are completely accurate.
The lost, dishonest unbelievers that sham as scientists of course reject that emotionally, and hatefully.
Quite a pickle until you realize just who is in control :o)
The best scientists I’ve run across are all Christian believers who recognize Scripture gives them an edge and a blessing as to where to look next and what searches are foolhardy. They are still rigorous academics, mathematicians, and educators, well skilled in rationalism, empiricism, and faith through Christ.
The most ignorant scientists I’ve met are those who ignore spiritual truth. (I never could understand how anybody who ignores Scripture could ever be trusted in research.)
I believe every word that is in God's word, the Bible. I believe in one Creator who is God the Father, God the Son (Who is my Lord Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. I believe that the Lord God worked miracles and continues to work them... and I believe that the Creation account in Genesis is nothing less than absolute truth.
This is my testimony and I stand by it, regardless of the names I may be called by people who do not know me. And what is also true is that I don't think that any human fully understands the whole Truth of the creation story, apart from my Lord Jesus.
I think that the way in which God did it is exactly according to the Genesis account, from God's point of view... an act that created an Earth millions of years old. I don't make God out to be a liar, and I don't think He made the earth to fool us, and I will not be party to any lie from the pit of Hell.
People argue over this like they were there and saw it happen. Not a one of us knows the truth of it like my Lord does, and being astonished at His act of Creation is one of the joys I look forward to in Heaven.
Bottom line? I don't claim to know things I don't know... and I don't think any of us is as smart as we'd like to think.