Bet that caught your attention eh? Well, ALL Christians already know this fact – evolution is NOT a proven theory in any shape or form, nor is it a viable one given the vast diversity and volume of creation on the planet. But there’s a specific reason for my title and it’s not just to be reactionary. I have been watching a lot of David Attenborough’s (who’s a hardened atheist) nature programs lately, and while he’s blethering on about some aspect of creation having “evolved over x billion years” I’m awestruck at the beauty of the animal, bird or fish (or indeed insect!) he’s describing. But he lets himself get equally caught up in that beauty when he then goes on to describe the creatures “design” as ever ascribing such “design” to evolution. Now excuse me – but where else on this entire planet or in history has anything that has “design” come into being without a DESIGNER??? Have houses evolved from mud huts all on their own? Have ships evolved from canoes on their own over x billions of years? Can anyone think of anything else that has a form of design that wasn’t brought into being by a designer of some type or another (whether human or computer!)?? Because if you can, please enlighten me. And if you can’t then please also explain why it is that only with creation is the Designer removed from the equation, and we’re told to believe that the awesome, incredible, inspiring, unique beings we share this wonderful planet with all started off as some amoebic goo (who designed the ameoba or the goo!?) and somehow over eons of time with nobody watching it, each managed to become the incredible creations they are today?
Ultimately, it follows that the primary reason is because of what God Himself said – that creation testifies to Him as the Designer and Creator, and thus those who try to state otherwise, do so because they are rebellious and refusing to acknowledge His existence, and feel this is the easiest way to do it. Sadly they’re mistaken, because no matter how hard they try they can never come close to understanding a zillioneth of the secrets of this planet. For instance (sticking with the said atheist), “why is it that there is marine life living in the darkest and deepest depths of the ocean that defies all known logic and science as they do so in many cases without light or even oxygen”? There are volcanic type “chimneys” way down there that are as hot as 400 degrees C yet are supporting life in multiple forms quite happily – poor David A is at a loss to explain how. And he pointed out that there are some new species of fish and marine life that even defy classification because as yet they don’t know exactly what they are e.g. plant or fish. My favourite remains the “Dumbo” fish – so named after its flapping “ear” fins ( see this post).
It’s not that I don’t believe in dinosaurs or many of the other ‘ancient’ life that is no more on this planet – just that I don’t believe they existed billions or even millions of years ago. If (as all Christians should!) we take Genesis as a true account of creation, then God created the dinosaurs and all other long lost fauna and flora on the 5th Day, and Adam thus quite likely even named them!! Thus their existence most likely ended with the flood in Noah’s day, which is extremely plausible given the evidence out there that they became extinct quite suddenly and not gradually. Ken Ham is the absolute best person I know around for his brilliant explanations of the errors of evolution and truth of creation – check him out at this link and listen to the talk – one of a couple available there. If you’re into torrenting, then you should be able to find some of his even better talks floating around on some of the religion torrent sites.
Please also note we’re talking about evolution here – not natural selection or other variabilities that do occur in nature and are well documented and proven. I’m making one tiny point that a rational, sane person with a willingness to be objective, can see causes a huge problem for evolution theorists – and if you as a Christian have sadly bought into their errant theories, perhaps it’s time to rethink your viewpoint. Personally, I don’t believe you can call yourself a Christian, and then deny the actions of the One you’re supposed to be serving – scripture states that Jesus created everything:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
So you really can’t follow Jesus and believe in evolution in any shape or form. Or do you disagree? Feel free to debate the point :)!
“Evolution – a hurricane passing through a junkyard having the good fortune to assemble a Boeing 747!”
NB – haven’t forgotten that this post was supposed to be a follow-on to the last. Just finalising the sequel later today d.v., so should have it up sometime tonight.
(Image from http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/biology/evolution/)