Published on March 12, 2008
Evolutionv sBiblical Creation: Evolution v s Biblical Creation Why should we care?: Why should we care? Is this really important? 1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” : 1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” George Wald, Professor Emeritus of Harvard University and Nobel Prize Winner: George Wald, Professor Emeritus of Harvard University and Nobel Prize Winner Only 2 Choices of how life arose 1. Spontaneous Generation from non- living matter 2. Supernatural Creation by God Spontaneous Generation: Spontaneous Generation Men and Women are just animals like every other animal If we are all just animals, we are free to live like all other animals No concern for any life but our own Creation by God: Creation by God Genesis 2:7- And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:19- And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof. How do we refute Evolution?: How do we refute Evolution? ALWAYS use the Bible Never debate by science alone Slide8: 66 books 40 different authors Written over a 1500 year period 3 Different languages (Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic) 3 Different continents Why Should we Always use the Bible?: Why Should we Always use the Bible? Basis of which our faith stands Holds all of the answers in life Evolutionists and Faith only Debate: Evolutionists and Faith only Debate Evolutionist will point out that Christians go on faith alone Truth is everyone has faith in something Evolutionists have faith in a philosophy that is unsubstantiated, contrary to what can be proven in a scientific world Evolutionary History: Evolutionary History Established religious belief at the heart of the occult before the Greeks gave it “scientific” status: Established religious belief at the heart of the occult before the Greeks gave it “scientific” status Goal- Journey through endless reincarnation until union with the Universal Mind, or All, has once again been achieved.: Goal- Journey through endless reincarnation until union with the Universal Mind, or All, has once again been achieved. W.L. Wilmhurst, Masonic Authority, Declares in The Meaning of Masonry: W.L. Wilmhurst, Masonic Authority, Declares in The Meaning of Masonry This- the evolution of man into superman- was always the purpose of the ancient mysteries (occultisms)…..Man, who has sprung from the earth and developed through the lower kingdoms of nature, to his present rational state, has yet to complete his evolution by becoming a god-like being and unifying his conscience with the Omniscient. Notice: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and witchcraft all hold evolution as a core belief and the theories of reincarnation and karma play key roles in this evolutionary belief system. Charles Darwin: Charles Darwin Theorized the first scientific view of evolution accepted by man in his book, The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life 1859 Darwin’s book is hardly ever published with its entire original name. Almost always published as only The Origin of the SpeciesRACIST MAYBE?: Darwin’s book is hardly ever published with its entire original name. Almost always published as only The Origin of the Species RACIST MAYBE? Roman Catholic Church: Roman Catholic Church Accepts Darwin's teachings on Evolution Evolution is “scientific”, and the Bible is not infallible when it comes to science. Decree made by Pope Pious XII and upheld by Pope John Paul II in 1996 Evolution taught in Catholic Schools This is how the false philosophy of evolution has permeated “Christian” belief systems Modern Day Evolution: Modern Day Evolution Defined As: All of today’s living organisms, including humans, are the product of descent with modification from common ancestors and ultimately in all likelihood from a single microorganism that itself evolved from non-living chemicals. Two Types of Evolution: Two Types of Evolution Macroevolution Microevolution Macroevolution: Macroevolution Defined As: Major changes that caused the appearance of new life-forms (species) Vertical Evolution Microevolution: Microevolution Defined As: Accumulation of tiny mutations through Natural Selection of individual organisms. Horizontal or Linear Evolution Naturalism (Three Types): Naturalism (Three Types) Ontological Naturalism - World consists of nothing but material particles in motion and no God exists. Methodological Naturalism – Committing to the belief in a set of methods of natural sciences that determine how the world works. (Maybe a god exists.) Metaphysical Naturalism – Belief that nature is all that exists. Law of Biogenesis: Law of Biogenesis Proven Scientific Law that states – Life only rises from life. George Wald of Harvard: George Wald of Harvard 1860 – Louis Pasteur (Father of Modern Day Biology) Disproved life could arise from non-living matter. Scientific America “ One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible.” Life: Origin and Evolution Second Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy): Second Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy) Proven scientific law that states – All kinetic energy in the universe is in a process of running down. Organization and Complexity is descending into Disorganization and Chaos. Evolution contradicts this law by stating everything starts Disorganized and ascends to Organization. Fossil Record: Fossil Record Contrary to popular secular scientist belief – not one transitional fossil has ever been found. Darwin stated that for his theory to be true, there must be millions of transitional fossils. Geological Column: Geological Column Breaks Earth’s “historical” eras down Dates the earth to be approximately 4.5 billion years old Must be supported by Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory to make since Established by Charles Lyell, an attorney in England who wanted to formulate a way to disprove God existed Geological Column: Geological Column Only five eras found in Grand Canyon and in reverse order stated on Geological Column Oil rigs have drilled all over the world at a depth of 5 miles each time and have never discovered the geological column as demonstrated by George Lyell This “fact” has only been disproved, yet is taught as fact in every public school in America Paleontology: Paleontology World Book Encyclopedia says this Scientists determine when fossils were formed by finding out the age of the rocks in which they lie. Paleontology (the study of fossils) is important to geology. The age of rocks may be determined by the fossils in them. This is what is called circular reasoning and is solely based on the Geological Column by George Lyell that has never been proven in the scientific world. What the Bible Says: What the Bible Says Literal Days or Millions of Years?: Literal Days or Millions of Years? First use of Day, translated from the Hebrew word yom is established as a 24 hour day Anytime evening, morning or a number is used with day (yom) in the Bible it always means a literal 24 hour day Genesis Chapters and Verses: Genesis Chapters and Verses 1:5 - …..evening, morning, first day 1:8 - …..evening, morning, second day 1:13 - …….evening, morning, third day 1:19 - …….evening, morning, fourth day 1:23 - …….evening, morning, fifth day 1:31 - …….evening, morning, sixth day Do you think God is trying to get our attention here? He pays attention to detail. God rested on the seventh day.: God rested on the seventh day. From a common sense standpoint, it would not make sense for God to rest on the seventh billion years. God created in six literal days and rested on the seventh to give us a model for our life as Christians as stated in Exodus 20:11 God could have created everything in 1 second: God could have created everything in 1 second God is not restrained by time 2 Peter 3:8 – But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is a thousand years, and a thousand years is one day. Adam was 1 billion years old: Adam was 1 billion years old God created Adam on day six and lived through day seven Adam was at least a billion years old right? Genesis 5:5 tells us that Adam lived 930 years What about Dinosaurs?: What about Dinosaurs? Called Dragons until 1850 Dinosaur literally means Terrible Lizard Lizards are the only animal that will continue to grow until they die First thousand years of Earth, man lived to be > 900 years old (Adam = 930 years old) If man had an extended life expectancy, so did animals Dinosaurs in the Bible: Dinosaurs in the Bible Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Job 40:15 He moveth his tail like a cedar: Job 40:17 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron . Job 40:18 Behold, he drinketh up a river, [and] hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. Job 40: 23 Behemoth: Behemoth Cedar of Lebanon: Can grow up to 40 meters tall (131 feet) Must be very big: “drinketh up a river” Length: 21.3 meters (70 feet)Height: (15 feet) Weight: 35 tons: Length: 21.3 meters (70 feet) Height: (15 feet) Weight: 35 tons Apatosaurus Leviathan: Leviathan [His] scales [are his] pride, shut up together [as with] a close seal. Job 41: 15 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, [and] sparks of fire leap out. V. 19 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as [out] of a seething pot or caldron. V. 20 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. V. 21 He esteemeth iron as straw, [and] brass as rotten wood. V. 27 Great Deluge (Noah’s Flood): Great Deluge (Noah’s Flood) Fossil Graveyards: Mass graveyards found today that show mass deposits of plants and animals all at once that fossilized rapidly to prevent rotting. This is contrary to the teachings that over millions of years rock layers were formed over the plants and animals where they fell Examples: Kargo Formation in Africa; Flourisant in Colorado; Agate Springs in Nebraska Rock Formations: Rock Formations Taught that it takes thousands of years for rock to form “Magic in the Marsh”, published by the eastern Daily Press (Norfolk, UK) Oct 5, 1994 p. 7 disproves aforementioned theory. Says “ Without any regard to the laws of geology, mud on the marsh is hardening into stone in a few years rather than the thousands of years it usually takes…..Professor Coleman said the rock was forming faster than anybody had ever believed possible, with one stone creating itself in just six months…..They often contain beautifully preserved fossils, where the detail of the soft flesh of the creature is caught, as well as, the bone, as it had no time to rot before the rock formed around it.” Heavens (Stars): Heavens (Stars) Theistic Evolutionists – Date the cosmos at 15 billion years old due to the fact that the farthest thing they can see is a quasar that is 15 billion light years away. They theorize that since it took 15 billion light years for the light to travel from there to here the Earth must be 15 billion years old. This is based on the assumption of evolution and the time it would have taken for the galaxies, stars and planets to form after the Big Bang. One light year is 6 trillion miles. Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the Glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of his hands. God lets us know here that he created the heavens to declare his glory. Earth Shape and Suspension: Earth Shape and Suspension Job 26:7 – He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. Babylonians thought the Earth to be flat and standing on pillars Pythagoras- 6th Century: First to advocate spherical Earth Cloud Formation: Cloud Formation Job 26:8 – He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds: and the cloud is not rent under them. Time of Job around 1500 B.C. 340 B.C.- Aristotle published Meteorologica, first scientific consideraton of cloud formation Our Goal: Our Goal Not to debate Present the facts and the Gospel Point out we all have the same scientific facts, it is how those facts are interpreted which establish our basis for living. The Great Commission commands us to go and teach the nations. We should do so with understanding of others and love and compassion for their eternal souls. References: References Faith, Form and Time by Kurt P. Wise In Six Days >why fifty scientists choose to believe in creation by John F. Ashton Evolution the Lie by Ken Ham Occult Invasion by Dave Hunt Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics by Robert T. Pennock Fast Facts on False Teachings by Ron Carlson and Ed Decker Answering Skeptics Questions: What about Evolution and the Dinosaurs?/ How do you know the Bible is the Word of God? (Audio) by Ron Carlson Answers Academy: Biblical Apologetics for Real Life! (Video) by Ken Ham Wikepedia (online) Questions?Comments?: Questions? Comments?