Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Beginning and the Ending: Evolutionary Attack

Dr. David R. ReaganWatch PDFBy

The whole theory of Evolution is the greatest fairy tale ever concocted by the depraved mind of Man.

The complexity of both the universe and life attests to intelligent design and the necessity of a Creator. To deny this is equivalent to standing in front of Mount Rushmore and saying, "Wow! Isn't it amazing what can be accomplished accidentally by erosion?"


Mount Rushmore

A scientist would write off such a person as insane. Yet, that same scientist will then turn around and argue that both the universe and life evolved accidentally. It is no wonder that Ray Comfort wrote a book entitled, You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think.9

Take, for example, the theory that the creation of the universe began billions of years ago with a Big Bang. This theory is based on supposed evidence that the universe is expanding.

But the Bible has an explanation for this. Eleven times we are told in the Scriptures that God "stretched out the heavens" from the point of creation. Here is one example taken from Isaiah 42:5 —

"Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it..." (ESV)

If the universe truly is expanding, then it is most likely left over momentum from God's stretching of the heavens.

The whole idea of the universe originating from a "big bang" explosion is preposterous. Let me ask you a simple question: How many explosions have you ever witnessed or have heard of that produced order instead of chaos?

And how many explosions have ever occurred from nothing? In that regard, I love a poster I discovered recently that pokes fun at the Big Bang Theory. It says, "In the beginning there was nothing — which exploded."

The whole idea of the universe and life originating from an explosion is as absurd as thinking — as some Evolutionists have postulated — that if you would only give 10,000 monkeys enough time, they would eventually produce the entire works of Shakespeare by randomly tapping the keys on typewriters!


Just a Theory

And concerning the Theory of Evolution, it is just that — a theory. The scientific method requires observation. No scientists were present to observe the creation of the universe or life. The only one who was present has revealed to us in His Word how it happened.

The reality is that the advocates of the Theory of Evolution have been running for cover ever since the discovery of DNA and its incredible complexity. Thus, Richard Dawkins, one of the world's leading evolutionists, recently said that his current best guess is that life on earth either came here floating on crystals in space, or else it was planted here by aliens.10

The bottom line is that these so-called scientists are unwilling to admit the existence of a Creator God because then they would be responsible to someone.

The Bible sums it up best. In the Old Testament it says, "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God'" (Psalm 14:1). In the New Testament it says: "Even though they [speaking of ungodly people] knew God, they did not honor Him as God... but they became futile in their speculations... Professing to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:21-22).


The Days of Genesis 1

Let's return to the biblical text. We are told in Genesis 1 that God created the universe and life in six days and then rested on the seventh. How do we know they were six twenty-four hour days? The answer is simple. We know the text is speaking of 24 hour days, because it says so! Each day is described literally as an "evening and a morning."

The fact that the Genesis account is speaking of 24 hour days is affirmed in Exodus 20:8-11 —

8) Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.

9) Six days shall you labor and do all your work,

10) But the seventh day is a Sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work.

11) For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day...


6,000 Years of History

And how do we know all this happened only about 6,000 years ago? Because the biblical genealogies going back to Adam and Eve cover a time span of only 6,000 years from today's time.

And Jesus Himself said in Mark 10:6 that the beginning of creation dates from Adam and Eve: "...from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female."

In this regard, I think it is interesting to note that the Bible is the only written account of human civilization that provides historical information before the flood of Noah that took place some 4,300 years ago. All other records of human history, such as the Chinese and Egyptian, date back only to the time of the flood.


Carbon Dating

But what about carbon dating? Hasn't it revealed human skeletons much older than 6,000 years, as well as animals like dinosaurs that are even millions of years old?

The problem with carbon dating is that it is based on evolutionary assumptions — the primary one being the principle of uniformitarianism, which is the scientific theory that life on earth has been uniform ever since the beginning and therefore the carbon content in the atmosphere has always been the same.

Even those who put their faith in carbon dating will admit that if there ever was a world-wide flood, then all carbon-dating is inaccurate. But they deny the occurrence of any such worldwide catastrophe, even though there is overwhelming evidence of it throughout the earth and there are references to it in the folk lore of all ancient civilizations.


In the next part of this series on the beginning and the ending of the Bible, I'll look at why the Bible knew science before scientists ever did.


Notes

9) Ray Comfort, You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think (Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2009).

10) William Hooper, "Richard Dawkins on Intelligent Alien Design," www.theoligarch.com/richard-dawkins-aliens.htm, May 2008, updated January 2011.

11 comments:

Expected Imminently said...

I am intensely embarrassed that Richard Dawkins is a Brit; and an English Brit to boot!

His best idea of evidence is evidence that he is a nincompoop from the lower echelons of poops. Supposing his brain supposed right – where does he suggest the floating crystals, the aliens or space itself, came from in the first place. What a Wally. I feel really embarrassed for him.

Regarding ‘carbon dating’. They did a test on a LIVING mollusc and its age was determined as billions of years. Oops a daisy!

Nathan Jones said...

Sue, then you'll really feel embarrassed by fellow "Christian" Brit Ramond who wrote in shocked that we don't address the "occupation of the West Bank" by those "Zionist land grabbers." When I explained the Jews biblical and legal claims to the land of Israel, he responded that I'm a "pro-occupationist, terrorising, colonialist bigot" who doesn't have a "shred of humanity." He and the worms supposedly despise me. Oh, and "viva palestina!"

It's hard to take a guy seriously who writes, "the Muslims say the Philippians have no problem with the Jews"?!? And he says I'm the idiot?

The Jews have few friends in the UK it would appear. Good thing ya'll are inviting all the Muslims in for tea then. ;)

Anonymous said...

There seems to be a cabal of "theologians" (I use the term loosely) who are dancing to that tune, Nathan. I'd suggest he's been infected with Sizerism (Stephen Sizer's rants).

I recently listened to a "debate" between Michael Rydelnik and Gary Burge (who sides with Sizer) on a Moody radio program and Dr Rydelnik exposed the fact that Dr Burge basically ignores anything in the Old Testament that contradicts his assertions about modern Israel. It was pathetic and by the end of the discussion his anti-Israel bias rose to the occasion.

These "theologians" will one day have to give account to the Lord.

rg

Expected Imminently said...

Nathan
NOW you know why I have to cross the pond for me fellowship. What a pathetic, Biblically ignorant excuse for a Christian he is.

See ya in a mo!

Expected Imminently said...

Ramond/Raymond? You are seriously batting a VERY sticky wicket mate.

Absolute cobblers! You are poking God in the apple of His eye as Etetz Israel belongs to HIM. It is HIS choice who owns and runs Israel; HIS choice, not ours!!!
He GAVE it to the Hebrew people, the descendants of Abraham, ISAAC and Jacob and for your information chum; the majority population of said land has ALWAYS been Jewish ever since the Romans salted Zion and renamed Israel after her old enemies the Philistines. They left a remnant to care for the vines and their descendants STILL live there.

It was Muslim warlords – absent landowners that sold the land to the Jews returning AS GOD SAID they would, at first in unbelief. Mosquito and disease infested swamps sold for outrageous prices that they then drained and made into fertile market gardens – while I may add, employing Arabs and giving them the freedom AND a vote that they had never known before under the TURKS of the Ottoman Empire turfed out by the Brits. Man alive – don’t you KNOW your OWN history???

It was these warlords that terrified the Arabs into leaving ‘Palestine’; they were told they would be mown down by their armies as they attacked the Jews so they up sticks and fled but THOSE WHO STAYED, well they STILL have their homes and businesses and are GRATEFUL for Israeli rule. Everything in the land was LEGALLY purchased by the Jews, they stole nothing but were ripped off left right and centre. YOU are believing, and supporting, an insidious and wicked lie. Like ‘Jesus is a Palestinian’. Lies came out of Arafat’s mouth with clogs on and the gullible believe him.

Get in touch with Tony Pearce of 'Light For the Last Days' in London. He will put you right with one hand tied behind his back. Or even Jacob Prasch of ‘Moriel’ – now I’m sure you know him, tangle with him and he will give you and yours a right flea in the ear. Ask Stephen Sizer if you don’t believe me.

http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/news/uk/stephen-sizer-contra-melanie-philips

Find and read Joan Peters book 'From Time Immemorial'. Go on! I double dare ya! A journalist who set out to support the oft repeated lie of Palli leaders, offspring of Nazi's who are using their own poor devils as bait in their Satanic scheme. Do you read and approve Mein Kampf as well as the Palli leaders do I wonder?

Get on line and read the travel history of Mark Twain! WHAT ‘Palestinians’? Absolute tosh and no mistake. The land was barren with NO Arabs but a few travelling Bedouin and an odd tree seen over days of travel. It was ‘desolate and un-lovely’. Come up with just ONE name of their ‘ancient kings’ as well as an example of their ancient, national CURRENCY as well as a FLAG or emblem of their ‘nationality’ such as all other ancient ‘nations’ have. Poor sods; they are being pushed from pillar to post as human pawns in a wicked game of ‘chess’ and idiots like you are supporting their tormentors. Make NO mistake, you are undoubtedly an ignoramus spouting tosh while huffing, puffing and blowing over things you obviously know NOTHING about. You will shortly come to realise that you have been taken for a ride – a duplicitous con game, over God’s people Israel (for all their faults) and you will come to soon regret what you are involved with.

*IF* you have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you and are born again by His Spirit – then get on your knees and REPENT! You could die tomorrow and it will be too late.
*IF* you are NOT in Christ or born again with a new human spirit, but just go to ‘church’ – then get on your knees anyway and believe that He will save you from the sin that separates you from His Heavenly Father. Time is VERY short. The Muslim nations surrounding Israel will soon invade her and they will be severely defeated by Israel and Damascus will become a ruinous heap. Don’t say you haven’t been told that you are on the wrong team.

English, British and grateful.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Looks like you got Sizer sized up, Sue!

Here's a coupla more links on Sizer & Tutu:

http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/author/prasch/do-not-lift-that-stone

http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/discernment/israel/tutus-war-on-israel-jews

rg

Expected Imminently said...

Raymond – Also Contact for Truth

Alan and Pat Franklin of The Free Press.

http://www.thefreepressonline.co.uk/


Prophetic Witness Movement International

http://www.pwmi.org/

Monthly Comment August 2011
A New Nation?

“Come this September, the United Nations may have a new member - 'PALESTINE' (so called). This possibility will no doubt cause grave concern, not only in Israel, but throughout most of the Middle East.
Imagine the situation arising in the UN assembly, where one nation is intent in annihilating another (Israel). The idea is utterly absurd and surely undermines one of the basic reasons why the UN came into being in the first place - the UNITY OF NATIONS.READ MORE...
Monthly Comment June 2011
Time To Pray For Israel
Our magazine often contains material about Israel. In proportion to her size and population (latest figure 7,746,000), some might think there is too much about Israel. However for those who believe the prophecies of the Bible, the restoration of Israel as a Jewish homeland is a key sign of the last days and the return of the Lord Jesus. PWMI was founded in 1917 at the time the Balfour Declaration declared the support of the British government for a 'national home for the Jewish people' in Palestine. READ MORE...

Monthly Comment July 2011
And So All Israel shall Be Save
In his sermon, 'And So All Israel Shall Be Saved,' Anglican Bishop J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) addressed “the very peculiar past history” of the nation of Israel:
“Why is it that ... this singular race still floats alone, though broken to pieces like a wreck, on the waters of the globe ... and after the lapse of 1800 years is neither is neither destroyed, nor crushed, nor evaporated, nor amalgamated, nor lost sight of … ?
READ MORE...

Sue J

Expected Imminently said...

Nathan
I am deeply disappointed and ashamed of what is being done in ‘our’ name. Please be assured that I do not personally know of any anti-Semetic / anti-Israel Nutters. Or many of those who are almost as bad by being indifferent?

On the contrary; I cannot think of one Christian I have met that takes this abominable stance. It was a non-believer that gave me the historical facts about non-existent ‘Palestinian kings, Currency and Standards. Even among the un-believers I can’t think of any who are anti-Israel, usually quite the opposite.

The present ‘Palestinians’ are distinctly Syrian and DNA testing has apparently proved this while the ancient Philistines became extinct centuries ago, mostly as the result of their warlike nature I believe. (King David played a large part in this).

Rg
God bless your heart for your support. When me sword comes out of the cleaners; I shall dub you as an honorary Brit with pride. :)

Gideon said...

EI, this had me laughing out loud:
"His best idea of evidence is evidence that he is a nincompoop from the lower echelons of poops."

Nathan, I am always amazed at Christians that use the term "West Bank" as some sort of Palestinian area. Ummmmm...It is Samaria and Judea! Judea is where Jews get their name from!! Raymond sounds like he has been spoon-fed the propaganda! Hey Raymond, the Palestinians are a made-up group of people. Palestine was what the Romans renamed Israel which was Latin for Philistia...

Nathan Jones said...

Sue, I hold you personally responsible for everything every UK'er believes. ;) We Americans definitely have our share. Heard of Michael Moore? :(

To, true, Gideon. Raymond flatly denied he was anti-Semitic, and yet is it not the intent to malign a people group when one purposely ignores the facts of the situation? Well, I guess we "Zionist scumbags" are too "stupid" to understand such "compassionate" reasoning.

Anonymous said...

Great article and very thought provoking!!! Truly, heaven and earth declares the glory of God. Never mind so does our conscience--just easier to silence that.