THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD
Part#5: What About Evolution?
THE ORIGINS ISSUE
The Origins Issue is the only scientific area in which the Bible disagrees with modern science. But if you closely examine the claims of each and compare them to the direct observation evidence that is available in the present, the following three things become perfectly clear:
1. Evolutionists and Biblical Creationists are both looking at the same exact physical evidence. They are looking at the same fossils, the same anatomical structures, the same DNA etc... And there is zero disagreement on what can be directly observed !!! Biblical Creationists even believe in natural selection.
2. The areas of disagreement are between the faith based philosophies that each use to interpret the physical evidence, not the evidence itself. Evolution interprets the evidence with a naturalistic (no God), uniformitarian (the present is the key to the past) faith based philosophy. While Biblical Creationists interpret this same evidence using the Bible as their ultimate authority. For example, the central faith based assumption in Evolutionary Theory is the following: Similar (fossils, anatomy, DNA etc…) = Evolved from a common ancestor. The only direct observation evidence that they have is the similarities. That they evolved from a common ancestor is pure imagination. It has never been directly observed or verified by the scientific method. On the other hand, Biblical Creationists look at the same exact evidence and declare that the similarities prove that they had a common Designer, God. To be fair, this conclusion is also faith based. But as you hopefully are starting to see, having faith in what the Bible says is not blind faith at all, but faith in the all knowing, all wise, and all powerful God who wrote it.
3. When comparing the Bible and Evolutionary theory to the direct observation evidence, the Bible again demonstrates itself to be consistent with what we can directly observe while Evolution is left contradicting direct observation evidence.
Consistent with Direct Observation Evidence
Consistent with the complexity of the universe.
A brilliantly complex creation testifies to the existence of a brilliant Creator, just like a space shuttle testifies to the existence of aero-space engineers. (Romans 1: 20)
Based on a naturalistic (no God) philosophy, Evolution looks at the obviously designed universe and blindly declares that it really isn’t designed at all. Evolution declares that the universe’s complexity is a result of random chance and time. This would be like believing that a tornado spinning through a junk yard could produce a space shuttle.
Consistent with the existence of matter as well as the 1st Law of Thermodynamics
God being the Creator of matter.
The Big Bang Theory does not have an explanation for the origin of matter. They literally believe that matter came from nothing. This clearly goes against the 1st Law of Thermodynamics. You cannot get something from nothing!
Consistent with the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. The Universe is constantly increasing in Entropy/Disorder.
The universe is under the curse of the fall and is in a state of constant decay (Romans 8: 20 – 22)
Evolution requires the opposite. It requires a consistent increase in order and complexity that contradicts the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. This increase has never been directly observed.
Consistent with the existence of DNA
God being the author of the DNA language code and the Origin of all information.
Language Codes and information have only been observed to come from intelligent beings, never from inanimate matter. On the other hand, evolution claims that the DNA language code and the information within, which is more complicated than any computer program ever written, originated from matter by random chance.
Consistent with the direct observation that life can only come from life.
God being not only alive but also the source of life.
Even though spontaneous generation/life from non-life has never been observed in nature, has never been accomplished in the lab, and would never happen without the information in the DNA language code, evolution has blind faith that this has occurred.
Consistent with direct observations concerning living things consistently reproducing after their own kind. Ex. Bacteria have always been observed to produce Bacteria, Dogs always produce Dogs, and Humans always produce Humans.
Living things reproduce according to their kind.
(Genesis 1: 21, 24 – 25)
Even though all that we have ever directly observed is living things reproducing after their own kind with only minor variations within the kind being introduced by either the scrambling or loss of genetic information as a result of genetic mutations, evolution claims that you evolved from bacteria.
The evolution of one kind of organism from another has never been directly observed! In addition, it would require the addition of massive amounts of new genetic information. This new genetic information would be needed as a biological blueprint for the brand new and much more complex biological engineering that evolution claims to produce. To make matters worse for evolutionary theory, this addition of genetic information through genetic mutations has never been directly observed.
Evolutionary theory is not consistent with the direct observation evidence when it comes to the existence of matter, entropy, genetic information, and the origin of life. In addition evolutionary theory completely lacks any mechanism that could add the unimaginable amounts of new genetic information that would be needed to turn bacteria into you. Natural Selection shrinks gene pools by selecting genetic traits that already exist within the gene pool and Genetic Mutations have only been observed to scramble or loose genetic information only providing variations within a kind of organism. Given that evolutionary theory breaks several scientific laws and is not consistent with the direct observation evidence, why would so many scientists still hold on to this theory?
The following is what some high profile evolutionary scientists had to say:
“Everybody knows that organisms get better as they evolve. They get more advanced, more modern, and less primitive. And everybody knows that organisms get more complex as they evolve…
The only trouble with what everybody knows, says McShea, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Michigan, is that there is no evidence it’s true.”
(Dan McShae, “Onward and Upward?” by Lori Oliwenstein, Discover, June 1993, p. 22)
“I will not accept that [creation] philosophically, because I do not want to believe in God. Therefore, I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation arising to evolution.”
(George Wald [Nobel Prize winner], “Biochemical Science: An Inquiry Into Life”)
“Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation, and that is unthinkable.”
(Sir Arthur Keith (he wrote the forward to the 100th anniversary edition of Darwin’s book, Origin of Species in 1959)
When asked in a Television Interview “Why did the scientific community jump at Darwin’s ideas?” Sir Julian Huxley – Head of UNESCO – one of the world’s leading evolutionists said,
“I suppose the reason was why we leapt at the Origin of species was that the idea of God interfered with our sexual morés”
As you can see, high profile evolutionists don’t believe in evolution because of their science. They believe in evolution because of their sin.
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