In contrast, the account of creation is outlined in the very first verse in the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”12 This verse is the embryo for what follows in God creating life in six literal twenty-four hour consecutive days. “For in six days the Lordmade heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is….”13 The Almighty God is the Maker of heaven and earth. The strength of faith which Scripture emphasizes is based on trust in God’s written word regarding His work of creation. It proclaims, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”14 The visible part of the creation is “the worlds were framed by the word of God.” The earth is adorned with grass and flowers; the heavens are decorated with stars and planets. Great order is manifested in vastly differing forms of creation, so that the psalmist proclaims, “O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.”15 The Author and Cause of this great work is the Lord God Almighty! The wisdom of God and glory of God are seen in His creation.16 Nevertheless, because the evolutionists’ worldview is foundationally flawed, knowledge of this divine wisdom and glory is being willingly suppressed by their evolutionary claims.17
Moreover, in holding that there is “no a priori incompatibility between evolution and the message of the Bible,”18 Rome has denied that the Bible alone is the absolute authority. However, to defend itself from accusation of atheism the Vatican carefully added the statement, “‘We believe that however creation has come about and evolved, ultimately God is the creator of all things.’”19 Cardinal Levada’s solution is too simplistic.