URBAN LEGENDS #6: Only a Fool Believes in Creationism, Dr. Steve With – 10/11/2015

Urban Legends #6: “Only a Fool Believes in Creationism”

I. THOUGHTSUrban Legends Logo.001

A. Darwinism or Naturalism is set against CREATIONISM

1. Darwinism assumes that life and all it’s diversity has arisen merely by natural processes (mutation and natural selection) without the need for God or a supernatural intervention.

Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.” – Charles Darwin

“Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science – in all of biology.”

– Bill Nye

B. CREATIONISM is juxtaposed to Macro-Evolution or to the theory of Common Descent.

1. Macroevolution: the theory that all organisms have descended from simpler common ancestors in the distant past.

2. Some Christians believe in Theistic Evolution. They hold that God directed or controlled the evolution process.

However, careful Biblical exegesis as well as the evidence from science does not support this idea.

II. QUESTION: Why Should I Believe in Creation?

PLAY VIDEO – By Kent Hovind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CycLuT2QL8M

1. THE BIBLE SAYS SO

a. The Bible says at least 30 times that God created categories of life each  after their kind.”

20 Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.      Genesis 6:20 (NKJV)

b. The Bible makes it clear that plant and animal categories did not evolve from any other categories in ages past. This is confirmed also by the Fossil Record.

2. JESUS SAYS SO

a. Jesus said that people have been on the Earth since the very beginning of the world.

6 But at the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. Mark 10:6

b. Jesus believed in Abel , Adam and Eve’s son. 

51 From the murder of Abel to the murder of Zechariah… Luke 11:51

c. It is also written that Everything was Created through Jesus

3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. John 1:3

3. THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE IS AT STAKE:

To NOT believe in creation as stated in #1 and #2 above is inconsistent with what the Bible teaches. This is a dangerous position because,

a. Certain passages must then be understood as Myth or allegory and not as actual events. They must be made to say something different from what they really say.

b. Faith is then undermined in the belief that God’s Word is free from error and verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit.

3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can                be seen. Hebrews 11:3

c. If you don’t Believe in Creation, then what do you do with Romans 1:20?

20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20

4. The Problem of the Big Bang    

a. Can Nothing Produce Everything?

b. The Wisdom of a Freshman. 

c. The Church of the Big Bang

“Science is based on testable, reproducible evidence, and so far we cannot test the universe before the Big Bang.” – Michio Kaku

5. Imago Dei

27 So God created human beings in his own image.  In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

a. Humans were created in the Imago Dei (Image of God)

  i. Every Civilization has had some sort of a Pursuit

  ii. Everyone can’t Get Him out of their Head., Heart, and Life

“If we were created in the Imago Dei, then we exist for a Purpose and our lives have an eternal Meaning and Destiny. On the other hand, if we were created by an impersonal, accidental process, then the meaning in life is strictly subjective and we are justified in making up our own rules.”

6. The Purpose of the Creation

a. Glorifying God in our Lives (100:3-4, 136:3-7, Rev. 4:11, 14:6-7)

14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:14

b. Worshipping Him as our Creator

1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.      Psalm 19:1

5 The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.  6 Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.       Psalm 95:5-6

7. No Date is Safe

a. Biblical Records says Creation 7000 or 8000 years ago.

  i. Why? This is what the evidence illustrates. 

(Bible Records, Noah’s Ark, Jesus’ Boat, Human Record, etc.)

b. Macro Evolution says it all began 5.4 Billion years ago.

  i. Why? They need time for everything to evolve.

(Carbon Dating, Time to Evolve, Fossils,  etc.)

8. Macroevolution is a Belief System that is not supported by the Scientific Evidence.

If Macroevolution is true there should be plenty examples of gradual changes of one species evolving into another.

The fossil record as well as in the modern world, we observe that plants and animals fall into distinct groups with no transitional forms in between them.

The very first fossil layers (the Cambrian) show an abrupt appearance of all the major animal groups. Complex creatures appear suddenly with no  simple step by step evolutionary predecessors leading up to them.

9. SUPERNATURAL INTELLIGENCE WAS NECESSARY FOR LIFE

a. The Scientific Data points to the fact that a Supernatural Intelligence was necessary to create the Miracle of Life.

b. Examples of this would be the complexity of information in a DNA molecule.

“While the complete sequence of nucleotides in the human genome would fill more than a thousand books. In addition to other critical information, it carries the instructions for about 30,000 distinct proteins.” (Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition)

c. The Complexity of an organ or organismal system, i.e. “Nothing   works until everything works” (any partial or incomplete arrangement would be a liability to survival, not an asset).

10. Plain Common Sense

Every fossil, and every record of fossils, is fully formed…no Transitional Forms .

Humans produce Humans, Dogs produce Dogs, etc.

It takes more faith to believe in Evolution than it does to believe in Creation.

Fully function humans, animals, trees, etc.

The dating is Skewed.  Years are added constantly to give time for evolution.

The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. Psalm 33:6

Adaption (species becomes better suited to its environment) is True, Evolution (different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms) is False.

“When people really understand the Big Bang and the whole sweep of the evolution of the universe, it will be clear that humans are fairly insignificant.” – George Smoot

or

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body

    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!

    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:13-14