When we discussed if there is a God, we talked about the fine tuning of the earth and even how it is made shows that there is a God or at least a Designer. Oxygen levels on earth are perfect, gravitational pull is perfect, ozone layer is perfect, the tilt of the earth is perfect, carbon dioxide levels are perfect, There are over 100 fine tuned, life enabling constants for this tiny, remote planet called earth. (I don’t have enough faith to be and atheist pg 166)
In His book The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolutions Reveals a World without Design, Richard Dawkins wrote “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.”
“In His book, What a Mad Pursuit, Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, wrote, Biologist must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather, evolved.” (Understanding Intelligent Design, William A. Dembski and Sean McDowell, pg 25)
One of the things we discussed but we need to keep in mind is everyone has a way of seeing the world.
“Naturalism sees the world as a self- contained system of matter and energy that operates by unbroken natural laws.
Creationism believes God created everything out of nothing and can at anytime step into His universe and over power natural laws. (what we call miracles)
These worldviews are important because how they see the universe being formed is how many people will view everything. No amount of evidence you provide the person will convince them that there is a God because they simply will not allow it. Some Christians are trying to bridge the gap between the Bible and Science by saying both are true, or that God used Evolution,but that cannot be the case.
What has and is still happening is Science is continually making strong statements that they are correct when in fact they do not have the research to back it up. In the Washington Post on June 9, 2005 Rick Wiess wrote an article titled “ Many Scientists Admit Misconduct”
15% admitted to changing the final results to suit the desires of a financial backer.
5% admitted to tossing out data that contradicted previous research.
13.5% said they used testing methods that they knew would give them the results they wanted.
A Topeka businessman recently remarked, , “If I misrepresented my product in business the way these icons misrepresent the evidence in biology, I’d go to jail.” (Intelligent design network)
If God created us then:
1) Evolution is not true
A) Falsified Research
We have all seen pictures of an ape like man who slowly developed over time into humans like we are today. The problem with that is there is no proof of that happening even though our public textbooks continue to teach it.
Ramapithecus: An ape-like creature said to be ancestor of man. Disproved by the scientific community that the “jaw” that was discovered was that more of an orangutan or ape.
Piltdown Man: Hoax that was discovered because the teeth were purposefully filed down and the bones were stained to look ancient.
Nebraska Man: Formed from a single tooth found in 1922. In 1924, it was discovered that the tooth fit exactly in the jaw of a pig.
Neanderthal & Cro-Magnon: Scientific community has accepted them as normal European Homosapiens (which is what we are) with a larger brain cavity. Not an ancient evolutionary ancestor, but modern man according to Donald Johnson the leading expert in the fossil record of man.
Peking Man: Categorized as Home Erectus. The bones mysteriously disappeared so no further research could be done on them.
Java Man: Another hoax. Skeleton created from a skull cap and a leg bone. Founder Dr. Eugene Dubois admitted at the end of his life that the skull cap was from an orangutan and the leg bone was homosapien.
Heidelberg Man: Created from just 1 jaw so more dreamed up than what can be known.
Lucy: believed to be an ancestor of man not the missing link.
Australopithecines:Examination of the pelvic bones have shown that this creature walked on all fours like an ape according to Dr. Solly Zuckerman, an evolutionist. Fellow evolutionists Dr. Charles Oxnard believes that Australopithecines walked in a similar fashion as a chimpanzee or orangutan
Haeckel’s Embryos:This is the famous picture you see of embryos of a fish, salamander, tortoise, chicken, hog, calf, rabbit and human in 3 stages of development. He faked this drawing to fit his own conclusion instead of using the research to speak for itself. If you took a real picture of all those embryos and put them next to each other you would see there is no resemblance.
Why do you think they leave that illustration in your books even though it is a lie?
They say “although the drawings are false they teach a concept that is basically true.”
B) Fossil Records prove them wrong
Over the past 150 year’s paleontologist have examined and estimated 1 billion fossils representing 250,000 species. Millions of these fossils have been found within the earth’s Cambrian strata of rock, a layer said to be the oldest in which fossils of living creatures have been found. Interestingly, all of these remains found within the Cambrian rocks are fossils of fully formed creatures. Life completer, fully mature creatures” (The 10 most objections to Christianity, Alex Mcfarland, pg 59)
Cambrian Explosion is what the call the area where they discovered all these fully formed animals.
Evolutionist and Atheist Richard Dawkins said “It is like they are just planted there” (The Blind Watchmaker, pg 229)
Genesis 1:24-25 24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
The Bible describes the fossil record better than evolution does. So if you are looking for proof about what you should believe then you should know that the Bible gives a clearer picture than your public school textbook.
“None of those depicted images, in all those museum displays and textbook drawings, can be backed up by even on example in the fossil world.” ( Duane Schmidt, And God created Darwin: The death of Darwinian evolution)
“The formation of a new species by any mechanism has never been observed.” (Jeffrey Schwartz, Sudden Origins, 1999, g 300)
We have no direct access to the processes of evolution, so objective reconstruction of the vanished past can be achieved only by creative imagination.” (N.A. Takahata, Genetic perspective on the Origin an History of Humans, Vol. 26, 1995)
1 Corinthians 15:39: All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another (written 1,900 years ago!)
There are no transitional forms found because they do not exist and no one can say that we have not dug deep enough anymore. Darwinist have taken a single tooth found and made it into something that they called the missing link. All missing links have been proven to not be the case but bones from other already existing animals or humans. The fossil record shows no macro evolution but only that each animal and human stayed in their own kind just like the Bible tells us.
C) Natural Selection does not work
Genetic Limits: There are genetic limits to what can happen in a species. Dogs remain dogs. Even when scientist try and manipulate the process they are limited in what can be changed.
Complexity of life: life cannot come into existence through slight changes over a long period of time. We have to have a heart and a brain to function. Any species that was in the middle of the process of macro-evolution would die before the process would finish.
Macro evolution: there is not one instance that macro evolution has ever occurred.
Questions for Evolutionist
Can Chance produce intelligence? Could Accident result in purpose? Can something come from nothing? Can chaos produce order?
There is a series called “Through the Wormhole” that would say yes to all those questions. Although what they are claiming goes against Science itself they continue to hold onto imaginary scenarios because they do not want to, or cannot accept that there is a God. The ironic thing is while they dream up these scenarios they make fun of Christians for believing in certain things like miracles or creation.
No matter what scenario they come up with if you look at it long enough it comes down to faith. As a Christian I believe by faith that God created the world. An Atheist would have to accept that the world was created out of nothing by faith. Your choices are where you are going to put your faith.
“In grammar school they taught me that a frog turning into a prince was a fairy tale. In the university they taught me that a frog turning in a prince was fact.” Ron Carlson
If intelligent human beings can’t create anything close to the human brain, why should we expect non-intelligent natural laws to do so?
Why do they still believe in evolution?
“ I was more than happy to latch onto Darwinism as an excuse to jettison the idea of God so I could unabashedly pursue my own agenda in life. (Former Atheist Lee Strobel)
Not every atheist or scientist is trying to do all they can to not accept that there is a God, some just sincerely believe that there is an explanation outside of God but they have not discovered it yet.
2) The Bible is true
We have already studied the uniqueness and accuracy of the Bible but one things we have to remember is that we either accept the Bible as truth in all areas or we cannot trust it in any area. That is not to say there are not things we do not fully comprehend and understand yet but we do not have to try and make the Bible fit into science.
Could God have used evolution to create the world? Not by the Bible’s account.
God spoke the Universe into existence including all the creatures and human beings.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’
Colossians 1:16-17 For by[a] him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
“Neither creation nor evolution can be verified or falsified by the scientific method alone, since neither can be tested of observed in a lab experiment. And because of that, either model must be accepted by faith.” (Alex McFarland, 10 objections to Christianity, pg 73)
It takes less faith to believe in God than it does in Evolution.
A) If the Bible is true, then Humans are a special creation.
You will hear that the DNA of Humans and Apes is 85%- 95% the same. They use this as proof that we evolved from animals and on the surface it would seem to be some strong evidence toward evolution. What they don’t tell you is that we are a 90% match for mice but you do not hear that we evolved from them.
First of all to have a 5% difference in DNA is bigger than a 5% difference on a test score. DNA is so complex that to have any variations means a bigger gap than the percentage would show.
Some of the DNA similarities is because we live on the same planet. We breathe the same Oxygen, eat many of the same foods because we are restricted to this place we call Earth. You can also make a case that the similar DNA is because we were created and we have the same designer of us all. Again this is turning the facts around and showing that the worldview of Christians can use the evidence as well to make their point.
The real question Evolutionist has to ask if they are going to say that we evolved from animals is, What about Protein?
If we truly evolved then we would have similar protein sequences because protein is the building blocks of life. We do not find similar protein sequences in animals and humans so this would suggest we did not evolve from other animals.
Evolutionist not Creationist have to come up with more proof because the evidence does not conflict what a creationist believes but it does cause problems for evolution.
Why don’t we teach students the good and the bad of Darwinism and then also teach Creationism and let them choose?
“Darwinist would rather suppress the evidence than allow it to be presented fairly. Why? Because this is the one area where Darwinists lack faith- they lack the faith to believe that their theory will still be believed after our children see all the evidence.” (Norman Geisler and Frank Turek, I don’t have enough faith to be and atheist, pg 167)
Genesis 1:26-28 Then God said, “Let us make man[h] in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Being made in God’s image is proclaimed 3 times in Genesis 1:26-27 showing the emphasis of our specialness to the rest of creation. God designed human beings differntly than the animals and He did that because He made us in His image and not the animals. All the evidence points to our uniqueness and how special we truly are.
B) If the Bible is true, then we can know and have a relationship with God.
This is what Christianity is all about. God making us and wanting a relationship with each one of us.
Psalm 40:17 As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!
There are billions of people on earth and we all can say “God is thinking about me”
John 14:23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
Is that not what we long for? A special relationship with our creator?
You are a special creation of God and He longs to fellowship with you not just now but in eternity. The scientific evidence points to you being a special creation that was designed, not evolved. This designer has since made Himself known to you through His creation, His Son and His word, the Bible. You can know Him and have a relationship with Him if you desire.