WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT EVOLUTION CANNOT ANSWER?
Either Genesis is true or false. Evolution and the Bible cannot both be true. Theistic evolution cannot be harmonized with the Bible.
In the INTERNATIONAL BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA, it says:
"If the evolutionary conception is true, it naturally follows that the Biblical account cannot be accepted literally, for one of these accounts pictures the different species developing gradually from pre-existent ones, whereas, the other [the Bible] clearly states they were individually created by divine act." vol. 2, page 1046
Both the Bible and evolution must accept something as pre-existent. It is more logical to accept God than it is to accept a molecule. It takes great faith to believe that a molecule, without any mind, without any design or plan, could spontaneously begin a development and end up with the universe as we know it. Yet, many hold to such a theory. Some in Christian churches have tried to harmonize, or unite the two divergent ideas. We must take the plain, stated Word of God, and simply believe it. God hates those who suppress the truth.
"The wrath of God is revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness."
Creation itself is a sufficient argument for the existence of the Creator. All we need to do is to look about us, study chemistry, astronomy, geology, etc. and the belief in a Creator is demanded by such honest study.
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork."
To suppose the universe is as it is - by accident - is madness! If you took the 26 letters of the alphabet, and had 100 million of each letter in a gigantic basket - how many times would you have to pour out from such a basket, until the Constitution of the United States would just happen to tumble out in perfect order??? Yet it is a million times harder to believe that our of 100+ elements, the universe, with plants, animals, etc. all subject to certain fixed laws just - accidentally - emerged.
Paul shows that many choose not to give God glory for the wondrous creation, and for His marvelous gifts to us, and therefore are given over to a "darkened" and "foolish" mind, that believes such weird things.
"...when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God... their foolish heart became darkened, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things..."
Evolution is the belief the universe including mankind is a result of a molecule of long ago that started dividing and evolving in an upward development to higher and higher forms. The rise of mankind from mammals leaves no room or explanation for the existence of sin... for the fall... or a reason for the need of a Savior and atonement.
The theory of evolution says that all living things are the result of random, natural processes of some inorganic materials. A cell is a complex thing, more complicated than a computer. The smallest cell has over 50 billion atoms, arranged in 100 different proteins. Much information is encoded in the DNA and RNA. The chances of all this ‘evolving’ requires more faith than the faith needed to simply believe that ‘God created’.
Naturalistic evolution is atheistic. One can be an evolutionist and still repent of sins, and still accept Jesus. Some of these ones think that ‘theistic evolution’ allows one to view Genesis as only a poetic, figurative description of a natural process that was only overseen by God. Yet, creationism is true, and evolutionists depend on contradictions, assumptions, unproven theories, and is constantly being updated and changed due to each version being proven wrong.
Atheistic evolution believes that nothing exists outside the material world. They believe that there is no supernatural. They exclude God, miracles, angels, immortality, heaven, sin, and salvation. They believe that life came through only random processes, over long periods of time.
Today, the Bible is banned in public schools, but the theory of evolution is taught freely. The President of the United States takes his oath of office on the Bible, but the lawmakers were afraid that the same book would corrupt our school children. During World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave every soldier in the service of his country, a New Testament. But now the government thinks it is does not belong in our schools. They put Bibles in prisons to help reform criminals, but will not allow the same Bibles to help form our children into godly, righteous, and loving saints.
"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools... Wherefore God gave them up to uncleanness... who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator..."
Atheistic evolution would substitute "the image of a monkey," for "the image of God." We were created in God's image, and mankind fell into this present condition. In the evolutionary concept, there is no room for a fall, but rather, an upward cycle. Evolution teaches a development upward, not downward.
H.G. Wells wrote in "THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY":
"If all animals and man evolved... then there were no first parents, no paradise, no fall, then the entire historic fabric of Christianity, the story of the first sin, and the reason for the atonement collapses like a house of cards..."
BUT DO NOT DESPAIR... it is the evolutionary theory that collapses, not the Christian faith and doctrines.
Their theories are full of holes, with unanswerable questions, with unscientific foundations, and with irrational conclusions. For instance:
THE ORIGIN OF LIFE
The Christian faith proclaims:
""The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into him the breath of life..."
The evolutionists stutter and stammer...
They have no answer, but they state that their opinion is... life is here, and since there is no room for God in their theory, life must have come from non-living matter. If this is possible, on a spontaneous chance, why cannot they, with all their scientific equipment, and wisdom, create life from non living matter???
Thomas Henry Huxley said:
"If the hypothesis of evolution be true, living matter must have originated from non-living matter, for, by that hypothesis, the conditions of the glove were at one time such that living matter could not have existed, life being entirely incompatible with the gaseous state."
Professor T. L. Moore (Physics, Univ. of Cincinnati) said:
"To talk of evolution of thought from sea slime to amoeba, from amoeba to a self-conscious thinking man, means nothing, it is the easy solution of the thoughtless mind."
Dr. McNair Williams (Oxford Ed. of Medical Publications) said:
"Modern medicine and surgery are founded on the truth enunciated by Pasteur, that life proceeds only from life, and only from life of the same kind and type."
Sciences, other than the evolutionary theories, take as a basic premise, that 'life comes only from life, and only from life of the same kind and type.' which is the antithesis of the basic hypothesis necessary for evolutionary theories. THEY START OUT WITH AN UNSCIENTIFIC HYPOTHESIS, -- THEY BEGIN WITH SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN WRONG, INCONCEIVABLE, WITH NO EVIDENCE OF EVEN ITS POSSIBILITY, -- and then try to call the Biblical Creation faith, to be unscientific...!!!! How foolish!
In 2002, John Horgan, a leading scientific journalist, said that scientists have no idea how the universe was created, or how inanimate matter became living matter.
THE GAP BETWEEN THE PLANT AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOMS
The Christian faith proclaims:
"Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind."
The evolutionists are quiet about why there are two distinct forms of life, and only two.
If life came by spontaneous action, why did it come in only two forms? And if it originally occurred spontaneously in one form, and later divided into two forms, why only two? Evolutionists are silent about this. They simply ignore the question, and unscientifically will not question the dilemma. They go on their merry way without answering this basic question.
The Christian faith believes in an Almighty God Who chose to create both a plant and an animal kingdom. He chose to make them separate and distinct. He chose to make them not be able to cross... plants are always plants, and animals are always animals, and never is there a "plant-animal," and this is God's design.
THE FORMATION OF SPECIES LINES
The Christian faith proclaims:
"...after their kind."
Evolutionists suppose that there is a change in inheritable characteristics periodically, and spontaneously within life forms.
Professor T.H. Morgan (California Institute of Technology) states:
"Within the period of human history, we do not find a single instance of the transformation of one species to another one. It may be claimed then, that the theory of descent is lacking the most essential feature, that it takes to place it on a scientific basis."
Without even one instance of showing that it is possible... evolutionists claim that not only is it possible, but that it has happened millions and millions of times in history. It is like claiming that it can rain the colors of the rainbow, and that snow can fall into the shapes of the animals of a zoo... and expecting people to believe it... without ever showing how it happened in even one case.
If it were possible for different species to interbreed, instead of having definite species that do not interbreed, we would have a world of mongrels with animals having the characteristics of all. We have no half cow, half birds, nor do we have even cat-dogs...
Why are there not more and more species??? If life started from a single source and resulted in all the species we now see, then the multiplication of species should have made it change astronomically by now. Why is there no such species explosion? Evolution has no answer.
The Christian faith, knows that God designed, and commanded that species cannot bring forth except, after its kind.
The canine family originated from an original created pair. All dogs are descendants of those. There are many varieties of this species. That is not evolution. God had said that each species bring forth ‘after its kind’. All dogs are still dogs. Some in the evolutionary ideology have tried to enlist this species variation as proof of evolution. They call it ‘micro-evolution’. This variation amidst a species is allowed by God. We have various colors of skin, various colors of eyes, various heights, various colors of hair in mankind, but all still prove to have descended from one man and one woman according to genetic research.