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A challenge to evolutionists - here is more truth about creation

More about Creation. God was the creator of the world and everything in it.

Here is some more detailed information comparing evolution with creation.

Believing in creation helps you to believe in God and what He is doing in this world.

These things are not general knowledge, so here is a chance to learn about them

Claims of Evolution

Comments about evolutionary beliefs

What God says about this in His Word

1. That the world and everything in it is the product of chance after a big bang that formed the universe. Chemicals just happened to combine in certain ways to make life.

The word evolution simply means CHANGE and therefore presupposes a beginning, which of course is creation brought about by God. Evolution cannot explain origins and meanings. Creation can.

Evolution by chance is like expecting that a tornado going through a junk yard would assemble a jumbo jet.

God created the world. God spoke and life was created. (Gen 1:31 - 2:1)

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

2. Life came from the development of a single cell into more complex forms - and eventually human beings.

All the evidence of life is against this evolutionary claim. The Bible clearly teaches that life comes from God. He supplies the breath for our bodies and the life for our bodies is continually in our blood.

(Gen 2:7 ) the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

(Lev 17:11 ) For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life.

3. That man developed from an animal into one of a higher form.  Humans are the result of complex development who happened to evolve somehow from a different kind of animal millions of years ago.

There is no evidence for this evolutionary claim.

Man was made in the image of God, so is superior to animals. Also, man has a spirit, animals do not.

God created the first man and woman in his image. Humans are different from the animals and are special to God.

Human beings have a body, soul and spirit. Animals do not have a spirit, nor have a soul as complex as that of mankind.

(Gen 1:27 ) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

(1 Th 5:23 ) May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(1 Th 5:23 ) “.......may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Gen 1:27 ) So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

4. Tiny living cells somehow multiplied and changed to make varieties of creatures.

Animal and human fossils show how man has developed over time.

God created the basic kinds of plants and animals, which were able to reproduce from their own kind only.

The fossil evidence does not strongly support evolution. Although there are fossils there is not strong evidence demonstrating transitional phases of development. Moreover there are great gaps in the fossil record that have never been filled. Charles Darwin acknowledged his fossil evidence was weak.

(Gen 1:11 ) Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. (on the day 3)

(Gen 1:24 ) And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. (On day 6)

5. Evolution teaches that a simple celled creature will become much more complex over time and that all natural systems of nature are becoming more complex.

This means that the DNA molecule in the simple creature would have to have information added to it by the addition of new genes.

The Second Law of thermodynamics - states that all natural systems of nature become simpler.

Science believes that the DNA chains do not change, so that all creatures produce after their own kind. Dogs produce dogs and acorns produce oak trees.

There are no known Biblical references.

6. That evolution is a science and can be justified by scientific means - even though no scientist was there to observe what happened at creation. The evidence for evolution is non-existent.

Evolution is a belief system, based on assumptions.

God was present at creation and has told us all about it in the Bible.

(Rom 1:25 ) Men ........ exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator.

(Isa 40:26 ) Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?....

7. That the stages of development of the planet and mankind took billions of years and that an earth measured in just thousands of years is simply not possible.

Much of the evidence points to an earth which is numbered in the thousands of years rather than billions - particularly the corrected view on how sediments were laid down - see point 13. Neither can be proven easily.

(Luke 3:23-38) Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli, (through many generations to) ............. the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

The Bible account goes back to 4004 BC.

8. Rock formations are the result of sediments forming over millions of years, layer upon layer over much time. For many years, universities have taught this layering effect of geological time.

Scientists such as Ge Berto have now proven that sediments are laid down in different ways to what was thought - from what evolution proposes. Scientists now know that sediments are laid down in the way shown in the diagram below, and not layer by layer as used to be thought.

The experience of Mount St. Helens in Canada in 1980 confirmed that sediments can be laid down very quickly by this method. 600 feet of sediment was laid down in just a few hours. Ge Berto has reproduced the same effect in his laboratory.

(Gen 7:24 ) The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.

(Gen 8:1) But God remembered Noah ..... in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. (Gen 8:3,5 ) The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,.... The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

(Gen 8:13-14 ) By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.

9. That new things are being formed from what exists. Evolution teaches that nature is a continual evolving process.

Evolution is not consistent with the most basic laws of science. A most basic law of science - The Law of energy conservation - says that nothing is now being created or destroyed.

(Gen 1:31 ) God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.

10. Believes that the different races have been developing separately for thousands of years and that some are superior to others.

All races came from the one group of 8 people who, in about 100 years ( from 2319 BC, the time of the flood to 2218 BC, the time of the tower of Babel, multiplied sufficiently to be sent by God out to other lands, and thus gradually spread over the whole globe.

Modern genetics actually shows that all human races are extremely close biologically, consistent with all the racial characteristics having been present in one small ancestral population split into subgroups at Babel. Many are surprised to learn for instance that there is only ONE main colouring pigment in humanity. What shade of black, white of brown you are depends on how much you have of this substance, called melanin.

(Gen 11:1 ) Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.

(Gen 11:9 NIV) That is why it was called Babel --because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

11. There is no God. Since there is no God each person can set their own rules about everything. Mankind is in charge of everything and does not have to justify behaviour about anything.

All the evidence of this world points towards an intelligence such as a God with great power. Evolution does not have a first cause, except a supposed big bang, Nature needs a designer to have made the world and all that is in it.

(Dan 2:28 ) “.... but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.

(John 1:1-2 ) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

12. There was death in the world before Adam. This is an assumption unable to be proven, to justify the fossil remains which were said to be present millions of years ago.

Death did not come into the world until Adam sinned. If Adam had not sinned he would have lived forever. This also means that the fossil remains have to be explained some other way.

In fact, the only way the fossils can be explained is by looking at the results of the change to the landscape after Noah’s flood.

(Gen 3:19 ) “....for dust you are and to dust you will return." The punishment of sin was that man would die.

(Rom 5:12 ) Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned

13. That there was no world wide flood at the time of Noah. That, if any flood occurred it was local, only affecting the immediate area.

That the Noah’s ark story is a myth.

Because of the sin of mankind, God flooded the whole earth, to destroy all but 8 people and token numbers of each animal - including dinosaurs. Every ancient tribe in every country has a flood story which coincides with that of the Bible account. The Chinese picto-gram for “boat” shown below is a combination of the symbols for a vessel and 8 mouths

Although absolute proof of Noah’s ark on the slopes of Mt Ararat is not yet with us, there have been many reported sightings since an earthquake around 1850 altered the shape of the land.

(Gen 6:7 ) So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air."

(Gen 6:18 ) “...you will enter the ark--you and your sons and your wife and your sons' wives with you.

(Gen 7:17 )For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.

(Gen 7:19 NIV) They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. ( by 7 meters )

14. Man has been carnivorous - meat eating - or at least omnivorous - eats anything - from the beginning.

Man was originally vegetarian. Meat eating was not sanctioned by God until after the flood - close to 2000 years after creation.

(Gen 1:29 -30) Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. I give every green plant for food." And it was so.

(Gen 9:2-3 NIV) The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands. Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

15. Matter has always existed in some form

Matter did not exist until God created it.

(Gen 1:1 ) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

16. The age of the earth and any material with carbon 14 in it, can be dated accurately. Therefore the age of the earth is approx 4.5 billion years.

Radiometric carbon 14 dating - which is supposed to give the age of all material by the age of the carbon in the material - is not now considered reliable. There are too many untested assumptions and variables in its use for it to be considered reliable. Many errors have been produced by evolutionists themselves.

No known Biblical references.

17. Seems to ignore the effect of population increase over their proposed billions of years.

The study of population statistics indicates that the time line of the Bible is much more feasible than that of evolution. A population increase of 1% since the time of Noah fits O.K. with present population levels.

However, if evolution were true, for the many more millions of years it gives to evolutionary time, then there would be not sufficient space on earth for everyone

(Gen 9:1 ) Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.

(Gen 9:18-19) The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth.

18. Flowering plants and pollinating insects evolved together through mutual benefit.

Plants were created on day 3, insects on day 6. If these “days” were ages long, how did flowering plants survive?

Genesis 1:11. Plants on day 3

Genesis 1:24. Insects on day 6.

19. Stars existed before the earth.

Earth existed before the stars.

(Gen 1:1-2 ) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth........

(Gen 1:14 ) And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years,

20. Birds evolved from reptiles

Reptiles - creeping things were created after birds.

Genesis 1:20 Birds.

Genesis 1:24 Reptiles

21. Fishes came into existence long before first birds.

Both fish and birds were created the same day.

(Gen 1:20 ) And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

22. Insects evolved long before the first birds

Insects were created after birds

Genesis 1:20 Birds

Genesis 1:24 Insects.

23. Most of the earth’s animals lived and died and became extinct long before man even existed

Adam was created on the same day as all the animals. Eve also was created that day - the sixth day of creation.

(Gen 2:19-20 ) Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air...... So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.

24. The first living things were sea organisms

Full blown land plants were first.

Genesis 1:12 Plants

Genesis 1:21 Sea creatures

25. Earth’s plant life produced our oxygen rich atmosphere

Earth’s life supporting atmosphere was created before the plants.

Genesis 1:6 Atmosphere

Genesis 1:12 Plants

26. That life just goes on and on.

The Bible says that God has a plan, revealed in the Bible. The Word of God has proved to be true over thousands of years, as have just over 700 major predictions made by various writers under the instruction of God. There are only a handful of these predictions still to come true. The Word of God, the Bible has always been reliable and always will be.

(Mat 24:14 ) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

(Mat 24:35 ) Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.