Episode 6

Episode 6: Creation—A Likely Story
Special Guest – Lee Strobel

Trinity Broadcasting Network

The Seven Days of Creation

Here are the Days of Creation in Genesis:



What happened


And God said, “Let there be light” (1:3)

The Big Bang;
Radiant energy


“Let there be space between the waters…”

Light breaks through sky & water;
The atmosphere is opaque;
Evaporation cycle


“Let the waters beneath the sky be gathered into one place so dry ground may appear….” 

Land shows and plants grow;
Volcanic activity pushes land surface (29% land and 71% water;
Cyano bacteria begins;
Plant growth


“Let bright lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night…” 1:14-15)

Sunlight penetrates the earth;
Atmosphere prepares for animal and human life;
Earth rotation slows;
Photosynthesis brings oxygen and new plant life;
There is an ozone layer in the atmosphere


“Let the waters swarm with fish and other life.  Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind…:(1:20-23)

Swimmers and flyers are created, along with—
Invertebrates in the ocean;
Fish and shellfish.
The Cambrian explosion;
Flying reptiles;
Feathered winged birds


“Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal…” (1:24-27)

Crawlers and walkers;
Animal life begins;
Adam and Eve


On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work (2:2)

No new works of creation


If your Worldview says that there is no Creator, here’s what you get:


If your Worldview says that God created the heavens and the earth, here’s what you get:


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Bruce and Stan with Lee Strobel on the set of Christianity 101

Lee Strobel is the author of the best selling books, The Case For Christ, The Case for Faith, and The Case For a Creator (www.CaseforaCreator.com), which have combined to sell more than 5 million copies. Lee was an award-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune and a spiritual skeptic who became a Christian following an intensive two-year investigation of the scientific evidence for a Creator and the historical evidence for Jesus.

He later became a teaching pastor at two of America’s most influential megachurches – Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago and Saddleback Valley Community Church in Orange County, California.  In addition to his writing, Lee is a popular speaker, and host of a new weekly television show called Faith Under Fire on PAX-TV (www.faithunderfire.com).  

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