Part 3- Conclusion
In the previous articles we took the time to consider first, that evolution is in fact a religion, based upon faith and NOT science. It is a fact that His creation is designed so that no matter the position you take: creation or evolution, you will come face to face with God. We then followed up by taking a look at the false assumptions that are made in an attempt to prove these false assumptions. Now I would like to consider just a few of the blaring conflicts that are found between the Bible and evolution. You will remember also that I said that we, as God’s people ought not to subject God’s word, the Bible to science, but rather we are to subject science to the Scriptures. The real question is whom do we believe; God and His word, or do we believe the “oppositions of science falsely so called: which some professing have erred concerning the faith?” (1 Tim 6:20-21). As we have moved in this study it has become perfectly obvious to us that EVOLUTION SCIENCE is not a science, and cannot and will not be subject to the truth of God’s word, and cannot be nor will it ever be able to be placed under the scientific method of OBSERVATION and EXPERIMENT, and the MAKING and TESTING of IDEAS that need to be proven right or wrong.
In his book, “The Collapse of Evolution,” by Scott Huse, who lists 24 glaring contrasts between what the Bible tells us and that of evolutionary thinking:
1. Bible: That God is the Creator of all things (Gen. 1).
Evolution: That God is NOT the Creator, and that natural chance processes can account for the existence of all things.
2. Bible: That God created the world and all creation was created in six LITERAL days (Gen 1).
Evolution: That the world and all creation evolved over the eons.
3. Bible: That God finished with His creation (Gen. 1).
Evolution: That the creative processes are still continuing today.
4. Bible: That God created the oceans before the land (Gen. 1:2).
Evolution: That the land came before the oceans.
5. Bible: That God created the atmosphere between two hydrospheres (Gen. 1:7).
Evolution: That there is one single atmosphere and hydrosphere.
6. Bible: That God brought forth life first on dry land (Gen. 1:11).
Evolution: That life began in the oceans.
7. Bible: That God’s first created life was land plants (Gen. 1:11).
Evolution: That marine life evolved first.
8. Bible: That God created the earth before the sun and the stars (Gen. 1:14-19).
Evolution: That the sun and stars came before the earth.
9. Bible: That God created fruit trees came before fishes (Gen. 1:11).
Evolution: That fish came before fruit trees.
10. Bible: That God created stars were made on the fourth day (Gen. 1:16).
Evolution: That stars evolved and are still evolving at various times.
11. Bible: That God created all the birds and fish on the fifth day (Gen. 1:20-21).
Evolution: That fish evolved hundreds of millions of years before birds appeared.
12. Bible: That God created birds before insects (Gen. 1:20-21).
Evolution: That insects came before birds.
13. Bible: That God created whales before reptiles (Gen. 1:20-31).
Evolution: That reptiles came before whales.
14. Bible: That God created birds before reptiles (Gen. 1:20-31).
Evolution: That reptiles came before birds.
15. Bible: That God created man before there was rain (Gen. 2:5).
Evolution: That rain came before man.
16. Bible: That God created man before woman (Gen. 2:21-22).
Evolution: That woman came before man (by genetics).
17. Bible: That God created Light before He created the sun (Gen. 1:3-19).
Evolution: That the sun came before there was any light.
18. Bible: That God created plants before He created the sun (Gen.
Evolution: That the sun came before any plants.
19. Bible: That God created abundance and verity of marine life all at once (Gen 1:20-21).
Evolution: That marine life gradually developed from a primitive blob.
20. Bible: That God created Man’s body from the dust of the earth (Gen. 2:7).
Evolution: That man evolved from monkeys.
21. Bible: That God gave man dominion over all other organisms (Gen. 1:28).
Evolution: That most organisms were extinct before man existed.
22. Bible: That God created man originally as a vegetarian (Gen. 1:29).
Evolution: That man was originally a meat eater.
23. Bible: That God created fixed and distinct kinds of plants and animals
(Gen. :11,12, 21-25; 1 Cor. 15:38-39).
Evolution: That all life forms are in a state of flux and are continuing to evolve.
24. Bible: That Man’s sin is the cause of death (Rom. 5:12).
Evolution: That struggle and death existed long before man evolved.
Do we see a pattern here? Notice the complete lack of anything that has to do with God? An evolutionist can be heard to say, “I am far minded. I leave God out of everything.” And in addition to these specific direct contradictions, we can see that there are glaring differences of general godless atheistic evolution and scriptural truth. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit,” Matt. 7:18, The evil fruit on the tree of evolution has proven to be anti-God and anti-Christian in all of its systems of belief and practice. This is the fruit of Adolph Hitler’s Nazism and Carl Marx’s communism. In society, in general it has brought on apostasy, atheism, secular humanism and liberalism, along with ethical relativism, which has spread throughout our society like a deadly cancer!
According to evolution, man is only ONE of the MANY other animals that has evolved and is only a product of a vague purposeless process; therefore, he is conveniently freed from all moral obligations and responsibilities. After all, “HE IS ONLY AN ACCIDENT OF NATURE, AN INTELLIGENT ANIMAL AT BEST.”
So which is it, evolution or creation, chance or God the Creator? Look at Scott Huse’s list, look at number 16 for example; the Bible says that God created man before He created the woman. Evolution blatantly declares that the woman is genetically before the man. Clearly evolution says that there is no such thing as God! The two views are mutually exclusive to one another. We either must believe the Bible as God’s truth, or we believe the speculations of men. Will we bow ourselves, and our children to “science falsely so called,”(1 Tim 6:20), or will we bow down to the Great Creator God of all creation? Let us as God’s people choose God’s Word and not the speculations of evil men. You cannot be an evolutionist and at the same time believe the Bible as it is written. The plain truth of scripture is that “God created!”
When we consider evolution, and say that it is false speculation, we are talking about MACROEVOLUTION. And what scientists call MICROEVOLUTION, obviously does occur. But what is the difference between MACROEVOLUTION and MICROEVOLUTION? First, MACROEVOLUTION means start with one cell and end up with man. MICROEVOLUTION basically is the genetic variety within certain kinds of organisms. For example, people are all different all over the world, even though we all came from the same parents; Adam and Eve. We all, each and every one of us look different and distinctly unique from one another. This is MICROEVOLUTION or adaptation, with genetic variation. This is what confuses the evolutionist. MICROEVOLUTION accounts for different kinds of plants and animals. For example we find popcorn, sweet corn, and field corn; hound dogs, poodles, collies and German Shepherds. However, does this prove evolution is true? No, not at all, it proves that there are different variations within plants and animals, such as corn and dogs.
Let us consider a brief study of primitive languages, in Gen. 11:1-9, we find the account of the Tower of Babel, and see where God, the Creator, separates all of the different races:
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”
In the beginning everyone spoke the same language, isn’t it interesting that we are told these all spoke the same language? One single tongue? Otherwise how could all of these people undertake such a building project? Listen to what God said about them: “the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” And yet evolutionists wants us to believe that ancient caveman’s language were no more then simple grunts? However, the scriptures prove that the further we go back the more complex that language is. This fact flies in the face of evolution theory.
Nevertheless, linguists tell us that just the opposite is true as they study languages they find that the further that they go back the more complex the language becomes. In other words the “more primitive” the language is, the more complex it becomes.
If evolution was true and man gradually evolved from a more primitive creature, then their language ought to get simpler the older and further back that we look. Then we ought to find prehistoric man communicating first in simple grunts; then later with simple syllables; going on to multi-syllables like “ba-na-na;” then we ought to began to find evidence of more complex sentence structure as we come forward through time. But, this is simply not the case. In fact, such early languages like the language of early Sumeria are so complex that there are only a few scholars who are able to decipher it.
The Bible tells us how all of the races and languages came about, as well as where the complex “primitive” came from. God, in one single instant created each language fully mature. Evolution cannot offer us any good explanation for why these early languages were so complex.
Did you know that linguistic researchers have searched for one “primitive” mother language, that they call, Proto-Indo-European? In the November 5th, 1990 issue of the U.S. News and World Report, page 62, two linguistic experts from Russia named Thomas Gamrelidze and Vyacheslav Ivanov traced it to an area called Anatolia, which is now part of Turkey, and they tell us that it spread throughout “Europe and the sub-continent.” The Bible says, “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat,” (Gen. 8:4) in TURKEY! Isn’t it wonderful to know that “true science” traces language back to exactly that particular place on the earth? The scriptures tell us so, and the linguist’s all agree!
These ungodly people are described in Romans 1:19-23, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” They have examined the creation and, in sinful rebellion, have willingly chosen to believe a lie!
In closing let me say that God will prevail! He has ALREADY won the victory! It may seem that evolution is winning, but they are only winning a few skirmishes, but let us not forget that the Lord will have the last word.
The Creator God tells us how everything will end in Philippians 2:10-11, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” May God bless us to continue in the faith, to walk the strait “gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life,” for there are “few there be that find it.” May God bless us to seek to understand and to teach our children the TRUTH, as it is in God’s word, the scriptures.
Elder Thomas McDonald