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Advanced Biology 201. When and how did the world with all its life forms begin? The question had come up before. Kevin hadn’t been ready in the past, but he was ready now. He raised his hand. He knew the answer.

“God created the world in six days out of nothing. Evolution says it took millions of years to make creatures out of other creatures, but that’s not what the Bible says: ‘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.’”

All eyes in the classroom were on Kevin. Most were wide with surprise; some were narrow with anger. No one nodded. No one appeared to agree with him. He stood completely alone.

“Thank you, Kevin,” the professor said, “but Scripture proves nothing. That is your interpretation and your opinion. Others believe it happened otherwise. Scientific fact cannot be denied.”

Sweat formed in the palms of Kevin’s hands. His knees began to tremble. The professor looked around the classroom to see if anyone else would contribute to the discussion, but no one seemed to have anything to say at that moment. Kevin took the opportunity. He forced his hand up one more time.

“Kevin?”

“True faith is certain knowledge and confidence. That means I know this is true. Scientific theories come and go, but the Word of God is forever sure.”

The professor smiled and drummed his fingers on his desk. “Indeed, what confidence you have! But where is the scientific evidence for what you believe? This kind of faith cannot be proven.”

“The fossil record is very clear,” another student added.

“We can’t lift up our ideas over other peoples’. Everyone has their opinion,” added another.

The discussion continued. Kevin remained alone, but he was thankful that the truth of God’s Word had finally been set forth. He knew he had been given the wisdom and courage to answer. Truly, he knew that faith is a gift of God.