As a born again Christian, my first concern with the theory of evolution is that it is simply not
compatible with the Biblical account of creation. There are many Christians who accept "Theistic
Evolution" as a way to reconcile this area of science with their faith in God, but it is simply impossible to do so without abandoning my belief in the inerrancy of scripture. Ultimately,
I believe that it takes more faith to believe in Evolution than it does to believe what is recorded
for us in the scriptures, and both of these must be accepted by faith. We can argue all day long
about the age of the universe based on the speed of light, for example; but even if someone
could convince me that this proves that the universe is billions of years old, I would have some valid reasons for questioning it based on faith. For you see, if God was able to create Adam
and Eve as adults, is it not also possible for God to create light at one point in time even though
it might appear that it took Him billions of years to do so. Or are we going to limit the omnipotence of God and force Him to submit to the natural laws that HE CREATED? If God can cause the sun to stand still, as we are told that He did in Joshua 10:13, are any of these other things beyond
the reach of His Divine power? The theory of evolution and the scriptures are simply not
compatible with one another; and therefore, I must choose to support the Biblical record.
In Genesis 1:25, for example, we find this statement; the Bible says,
"God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind,
and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw it was very good"
The phrase "after their kind" indicates that there was a line of separation between each
species of animal. The lion, and the tiger, and the panther, may have all originated from one
pair of cats, but there is a big difference between a cat and a chicken. This does not concern
me a great deal, because those who support evolution have never been able to produce any
evidence of these so called "transitional forms." Evolutionists talk about "the missing link,"
but the truth is that the whole chain is missing. If evolution were true, we would have millions
upon millions of these "transitional forms," but the truth is that we have never found a single
one. Michael Denton, in his book entitled "Evolution: A Theory in Crisis" summarized
the absence of transitional forms in this way; he said,
"...The universal experience of palentology...[is that] while the rocks have continually
yielded new and exciting and even bizzare forms of life...what they have never yielded
is any of Darwin's myriads of transitional forms. Despite the tremendous increase in
geological activity in every corner of the globe and despite the discovery of many strange
and hitherto unknown forms, the infinitude of connecting links has still not been discovered
and the fossil record is about as discontinuous as it was when Darwin was writing the Origin.
The intermediates have remained as elusive as ever and their absence remains, a century
later, one of the most striking characteristics of the fossil record"
This means, of course, that they have never found them, and the reason they have never found them is because they aren't there. There have, however, been several hoaxes that have come along from time to time.
. In 1999, the National Geographic Magazine published an article that said that there is new
evidence that feathered dinosaurs were ancestors of the first bird. It was later proven that
someone had simply glued a dinosaur tail onto a primitive bird.
. In most modern textbooks, we still find pictures of "Java Man" who was discovered
by Eugene Dubois in Indonesia in 1891. What many people do not know, however,
is that Java man consists only of a skullcap, a femur, three teeth and a great deal
. The Pilt Down man who was discovered by Charles Dawson in 1912 was later revealed
to be a hoax; they even found file marks on his teeth.
. The Nebraska man discovered in 1922 consists of only one tooth; and yet, that one tooth
was used as evidence in the scopes monkey trial.
So, those pictures, in many cases, lifesize pictures, murials that appear on numerous museum
walls, are simply the product of someone's imagination.
Another verse of scripture that cannot be harmonized with the theory of evolution
is Genesis 2:7 which says
"Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being"
If someone believes that God used evolution to create the world, they cannot also accept this statement to be true. They must, instead, take the position that God did not really create man out of the dust of the ground, and He really didn't cause him to fall into a deep sleep, and He didn't really create the woman as a unique creation with no animal ancestry. In other words, a person who believes in evolution is forced to come to the conclusion that the opening chapters of the book of Genesis are only figurative. This also creates another problem, because Jesus referred to this event in a literal way in Matthew 19:4, and the Apostle Paul referred to Adam and Eve as being literal people in places like Acts 17:2 and 1 Timothy 2:13.
Genesis 2:17 is another important example of a verse of scripture that cannot be harmonized with the theory of evolution. It says,
"but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day
that you eat from it you will surely die"
The Bible teaches that the world God originally created was perfect, and human suffering
and death were not introduced until after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden.
The Apostle Paul, however, referred to Adam as a literal person, and he identified Adam
as the one responsible for sin coming into this world. This is found in Romans 5:12 which
"Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin,
and so death spread to all men, because all sinned"
Evolution teaches that there were millions of years of death and suffering prior to the existence of man, and this is not compatible with scripture. Moreover, evolution teaches
that man is getting better and better, but the scriptures teach the opposite. The scriptures
teach that man began in perfection; and now, he is not evolving, but rather, devolving.
It seems obvious to me that
a creature such as this "Bombardier Beetle" could not have evolved, it
had to have been created at one
point in time.
As we all should know, fossils are often used by evolutionists to support their position,
but there is strong evidence within the fossil record that supports the creationist view.
We also find within the fossil record evidence that suggests that humans and dinosaurs
could have coexisted. Since evolutionist like to say that the dinosaurs lived hundreds
of millions of years ago, and long before humans, this causes their entire THEORY to be
placed in jeopardy.
There are two things that evolution cannot being to explain. One is the gap between nothing
and matter, and the other is the gap between matter and life. The Bible teaches that God created
matter "ex nihilo" which means "out of nothing." In Genesis 1:1, we read,
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth"
The Hebrew word used for "created" is the word "bara;" it applies only to God, and it means
"out of nothing." We are also told that this occurred, with the exception of the creation of man
and woman, simply by God speaking it into existence. We are told in Genesis 1:3, for example,
that God said 'Let there be light' and there was light. The Psalmist said it like this
in Psalms 33:6.9; he said,
"6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth
all their hosts...9 For He spoke, and it was done"
And in Hebrews 11:3, the writer of Hebrews said,
"By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God so that
what is seen was not made out of things which are visible"
This is obviously not a scientific explanation; it is a theological one, but it provides a better
explanation than any scientist or evolutionist ever came up with. The Greeks used to say
that this world was held up by a man named "Atlas." Their kids would accept this for a while;
but eventually, they would come back and ask, 'Dad, mom, what is Atlas standing on?' So,
their father or mother would say 'a giant turtle.' This worked for a while; but eventually, they
would come back and ask, 'Dad, mom, what is the turtle standing on?' So, their father or mother
would say 'a bigger turtle.' This worked for a while; but eventually, they would come back
and ask, 'Dad, mom, what is the bigger turtle standing on?' So, their father or mother would
say, 'Get off my back kid, it's turtles all the way down!' In a similiar way, we are constantly being
told that it is evolution all the way back - but all the way back to what? It is much easier for me
to believe that...
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth"
This is much easier, because the likelihood of this earth and every life form on it emerging
by the process of evolution, and without a Divine Designer, is astronomical. Dr. Michael
Denton, for example, wrote,
"Perhaps, in no other area of modern biology is the challenge (referring to the challenge
this presents to the theory of evolution) posed by extreme complexity and ingenuity
of the biological adaptations more apparent than in the fascinating new molecular world
of the cell."
Scientists tell us that the simplest cell would be a cell with just 124 parts. The average is 445
parts, and they have never actually found a cell with just 124 parts, but they have speculated
that one that small could have existed.
"'If we magnified a cell until it was the size of London or New York City,' Michael
Denton says, 'We would find ourselves in a world of supreme technology and
The problem is that all we have to begin with is 124 parts that are separate from one another,
kind of like finding a new corvette sitting in a crate. In order for these parts to become a cell,
something must happen to bring these 124 parts together in perfect sequence. If this happens,
these 124 parts called 'amino acids' will form one protein cell. Fortunately, they do come with
an instruction book called DNA. The DNA, however, cannot take this information to these 124
parts and arrange them in proper order without a translator. We don't need to worry though,
because this cell has within it a fax machine of sorts that is called RNA. If you've seen the famous double helix that looks like a curved ladder, one side is DNA, and the other side is RNA.
The RNA can bring the information of the DNA to these 124 parts and arrange them in proper
order. This can happen and does happen, but the odds of this happening by chance are
astronomical. In fact, it would take a secretary typing 40 hours straight at a speed of 6,000
words per minute to transfer this much information, and she would have to do it without making
a single typographical error. It is also necessary to have a protein before you can get another
protein, a cell before you can get a cell, and there are 30 trillion cells in one human body. So,
we find ourselves facing the classic argument of which came first the chicken or the egg.
If you want more evidence of dinosaurs co-existing with humans, you can find it by watching these videos on YouTube.
Sermon = "Some Biblical Reasons for Rejecting Evolution"
Selected Scriptures -->
. I would like to encourage you to view the entire series "Creation vs Evolution"
produced by Word Pictures. It can be found in all of its parts on YouTube
. I would like to encourage you to consider purchasing and viewing the entire
series entitled "Animals That Defy Evolution" produced by Exploration Films.
. I would like to encourage you to view the film entitled "Expelled: No Intelligence
Allowed" produced by Ben Stein available on DVD and in some parts on YouTube
The Dragonfly is Another Animal
That Defies Evolution
This is a Great You Tube Link for the Complexity of the Cell From Ben Stein's Movie "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" (They Have Placed It on You Tube, But for Some Reason, They Would Not Allow It to be Imbedded)
This is Another Great You Tube Link to the Film "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed"
"Evolution IS NOT a Credible Explanation for Creation"