By Nathan Jones
Have you seen the seriously funny Ben Stein movie Expelled? If so, remember near the very end Stein questions one of the leading evolutionists Richard Dawkins and he reveals on his own, "Well, I think life probably must of happened by intelligent design from aliens from another planet." Wow! I could only sit there stunned, because after all, Dawkins is the most verbally hostile antagonist towards the Bible and the Creation account, writing such books as The God Delusion and The Blind Watchmaker.
To help in understanding this new migration of an Evolutionist towards Intelligent Design (ID), I went to Dr. Jobe Martin, former dentist, professor and Evolutionist. Having clearly seen God's eternal power and divine nature from what has been made (Rom. 1:20), Dr. Martin came to faith in Jesus Christ and a trust in the biblical account of the six days of Creation. He and his wife Jenna Dee have since formed Biblical Discipleship Ministries based in Rockwall, Texas to teach on campuses, classrooms and churches that we can trust the Bible's account of the Creation and Jesus as Savior.
With Dawkins slipping he's a closet Intelligent Design (ID) supporter, are we starting to see a migration of Evolutionists from believing in Evolution to believing in Intelligent Design?
You hear about life coming from aliens more of the time now from Evolutionists, but that doesn't answer the real question. The real question is: "Where did life come from?" Or, "How did it get started out there in the cosmos?" We know it must have started somewhere. Shifting to ID, though, just removes the question from where we can test it. So, they say ID to put the real question out there somewhere that we can't reach. Well, how do you test how life started? You know you can't get out there to see where it came from.
This shift illustrates the desperation of Evolutionist in their current arguments. In the movie Expelled another one of the scientists says, "Life came in on molecules riding on crystals." Well, I have to ask, "Where did the molecules come from? Where did the crystals come from? Where did the life come from in the molecules riding on the crystals?" Their answers really don't answer any of those questions.
When you realize you can't go far enough back to answer your questions over the origins of life, you just finally have to come and bow down before your Creator and say, "Okay, Lord, I have looked at all of this and there is just no way it makes sense apart from you." And that is what God wants us to do. That is what General Revelation is. We study the Creation and what God has made, and that should bring us to our knees before God.
What do we do next? We go into the Bible to find out about this God. That was kind of my life. I looked at everything and first thought Evolution was true, but then I realized, "Hey, wait a minute, maybe Evolution isn't true. What am I going to do?" The Bible had the answers I was looking for. General Revelation concerning the Creation should take us to Special Revelation or Specific Revelation which is the Word of God. That will lead us to redemption.
It can be very difficult when you have invested so much of your life into a particular philosophy or theory, even to the point of saying it is no longer a theory but a proven fact, to try to back off from that. It is very difficult. It is the worst for geologists. I just love those guys, but they are so steeped in the idea that those rock layers had to take billions of years. Praise God some of them get the point, but they are tough.
One of the scientific evidences concerning geology that has impressed me is from incredible catastrophes like Mount Saint Helens exploding in 1980. From that eruption we have learned first-hand how rapidly some things can happen that people have argued must take millions of years to happen. For example, look at polystrata fossils. Dead trees on the top of Spirit Lake began to float with the root end down as they got water logged, then they dropped to the bottom. Five days later or so another one drops to the bottom, but now some sediments filled in so it is up higher. Geologists used to say that it takes thousands of years of layering an ancient forest, then an ancient sea, and then another ancient forest and then another ancient sea. No, we are watching it happen at Spirit Lake, and now 29 years later we're seeing the whole organization of polystrata fossils.
When you look at the evidence, though, the hard true scientific evidence and not the evidence based on assumptions, you are left with only one conclusion. You end up concluding that there has got to be a Designer and He's got to be all powerful and all knowing. It has to be the God revealed in the Bible.
The Evolution of a Creationist Book by Dr. Jobe Martin:
Creation Proclaims Video by Dr. Jobe Martin:
God of Wonders Video by Eternal Productions: