I live in a largely Jewish neighborhood, and my Jewish neighbors are apparently being targeted to become Messianic Jews by something called Israel Restoration Ministries. On everybody’s doorstep this morning (including mine since they were blanketing the neighborhood) was a little booklet written by a guy named Tom Cantor.
I normally just chuck stuff like this in the trash, of course, but what caught my eye on this booklet’s cover was that its author is the president and CEO of a scientific laboratory, so, out of curiosity, I googled him and Israel Restoration Ministries.
Apparently, this Messianic Jewish biochemist named Tom Cantor has no problem reconciling science and the Bible when it comes to the question of creationism vs. evolution. It’s all very simple. The completely factual book of Genesis provides a reliable framework for scientific research!
(A) The Origin of the World
1. The account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple but factual presentation of actual events and therefore provides a reliable framework for scientific research into the question of the origin and history of life, mankind, the Earth and the universe.
2. The various original life forms (kinds), including mankind, were made by direct creative acts of God. The living descendants of any of the original kinds (apart from man) may represent more than one species today, reflecting the genetic potential within the original kind. Only limited biological changes (including mutational deterioration) have occurred naturally within each kind since Creation.
3. Scripture teaches a recent origin for man and the whole creation.
4. The days in Genesis do not correspond to geologic ages, but are six  consecutive twenty-four  hour days of Creation.
5. The great Flood of Genesis was an actual historic event, worldwide (global) in its extent and effect.
6. The Noachian Flood was a significant geological event and much (but not all) fossiliferous sediment originated at that time.
7. The ‘gap’ theory has no basis in Scripture.
8. The scientific aspects of creation are important, but are secondary in importance to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The little booklet left on my doorstep this morning will now go in the trash, where I’m sure the copies left on all my neighbors doorsteps already are.