Why should we study creation?
Simple answer -- because the world we live in and how it was created is important. Plus ... it's interesting!
Creation is a mighty work of our God that reveals Him to us in a very tangible way. He has been gracious in sharing through His Word how He created the world and everything in it. We should take time not only to enjoy His creation but also to understand how the world we live in reveals our Creator.
With the recent debates between Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis) and Bill Nye, and the February 16th debate with our own Juan Valdes and Iowa State's Hector Avalos, a great deal of interest has been generated in debating the origin of the world. Genesis records in great detail an historical account of creation by the Creator Himself. In the Bible we find all the answers that we need to understand how our world was created; however, we must also remember that we cannot expect a non-Christian to understand God's truths. The Bible clearly tells us that the Holy Spirit is the one who teaches us the wisdom and ways of God (John 14:26, 16:13). So for those who do not know the Lord, they can never fully understand.
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Corinthians 2:12-14)
The best that we can do as Christians is to educate ourselves regarding what God says about the origin of the earth and man. It’s important that we know the answers and then share them with those who do not believe. While they may not understand or embrace what we say, if we are knowledgable they will be much more willing to listen and engage in discussions with us.