Evolution or Creation
13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. NKJV
This message was preached November 2, 2003 at FBC Toulon, by Albert Harmon. See it at ToulonBaptist.com
The world and the Christian faith have always been at odds with one another. And I think we should not de distressed by that.
What is distressing is that Christians have bought into the teachings of the world. And it has affected us.
I am of the opinion that one of the most damaging teachings is evolution. Evolution means different things to different people. But to me it means there is no God.
Those Christians who have tried to accommodate evolution into the Christian faith have not accomplished what they had hoped. For almost without exception among the evolutionist are are no theistic evolutionists. The idea that God directed evolution to bring about what we see today is contrary to the goals of the evolutionist. The goal of evolution since the days of Darwin has been to explain everything we see by natural causes. As science is defined today God can have no part in it.
Herein has the scientific community excluded anything that gives a supernatural explanation of life. The evolutionist of today is like a prosecuting attorney who has made up his mind who done it and looks only for evidence that will prove his point. Evidence to the contrary is discarded as not worthy of consideration.
Since the days of Darwin certain phrases have come into use as the "power of evolution" as though there is a propensity for inanimate things to take on life. The power of life has amazed the evolutionist. To them it seems that life itself has a power in it that has forced it to become more and more evolved. But that seems quite incredulous to me. To think that a toad has this explosive potential to become a prince, that it is just beyond his control, that forces him to evolve until he is kissed by a princess. Now if they want to believe that they can and will.
Richard Dawkins, evolution's high priest, in his book the Blind Watchmaker claims that the progress of evolution is simple and powerful, even compelling. All of that without a single shred of proof.
But he is in trouble. For in the last 10 years or so there is a ever increasing number of Phd'ed scientists who have allowed reason to rule. They have come to see that life as we now know it could not have possibly evolved. That it is far to complex.
When I was growing up I loved science and read quite a bit. I remember reading about the simple one celled animals. In Darwin's day the simple one celled creatures were considered the first steps in the process of evolution. Since these creatures were so small and seemed so simple, it was thought that they could have spontaneously formed given the right conditions. I remember reading when I was a child how this all happened in some shallow pool where all the right elements and conditions would have transformed lifeless matter into the first simple single one celled creature, the first living cell.
But science has progressed somewhat since then. Now we know that there is no such thing as a simple one celled creature.
I have a video that I want you to look at and then decide is this one celled simple life form spring from nothing in some shallow pond or even at some great ocean depths as they claim now.
This is by far the most significant clip I have ever seen on the complexity of life.
Now the question, did that just happen by accident or did God create life, all life as we now see it.
The passage that we opened with tells us that we were not the byproduct of the forces of evolution working on a toad, but the work of an infinitely intelligent creator.
- We are fearfully and wonderfully made
- In the old commentaries they talk about the beauty of the human form and how it appears.
- But now we know the tremendous complexity of the body of even life.
- The information in the DNA in each cell would fill several books of over 500 pages. If our computer people could capture that type of data transcription they could put all the knowledge of the world on any home computer.
- I have read that in an average man there is enough information to fill the grand