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Evolution: Fact Or Fiction?

October 8, 2015 Save Article

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1 Timothy 6:20 (Program: 1914, Air date: 10.11.2015)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. 1 Timothy 6:20
    2. If we were to reduce all of the questions in the world down to only one question, it could simply be this: did God make man, or did man make God?
      1. Is man the special creation of Almighty God, or is God the figment of man’s imagination?
    3. The theory of evolution, as purported by Charles Darwin in his book, The Origin of the Species, claims:
      1. That all life descended from one single primitive protozoa.
      2. From that protozoa, through mutation plus natural selection, life and life-forms evolved.
    4. The theory of evolution requires belief that nothing plus time plus chance equals everything.
    5. This message states three reasons to reject the theory of evolution.
  1. FOR LOGICAL REASONS
    1. Many scientists through the years have not and do not hold to the theory of evolution, including but not limited to:
      1. Dr. Newton Tahmisian, formerly of the Atomic Energy Commission
      2. Dr. Robert Etheridge, formerly of the British Museum of Science
      3. Dr. Ambrose Fleming, past president of the Philosophical Society of Britain
      4. Dr. Cecil Wakeley, past president of the Royal College of Surgeons
      5. Soren Løvtrup, Swedish embryologist
      6. Michael Faraday
      7. Lord Kelvin
      8. Joseph Lister
      9. Louis Pasteur
      10. Sir Isaac Newton
      11. Johannes Kepler
      12. Sir William Ramsey
      13. Lord Frances Bacon
      14. Samuel Morse
    2. There are four questions that the evolutionist cannot answer:
      1. The origin of life
        1. If life began spontaneously from a molecule hitting the Earth, then how did the molecule originate in space before hitting the Earth?
        2. Where did space come from?
        3. Where did matter come from?
        4. Where did time come from?
        5. Spontaneous generation, or a “fortuitous concourse of atoms”, does not answer this question.
        6. Evolution is a philosophy.
          1. Scientist D.M.S Watson once stated that evolution is a universally accepted theory not because it can be proven, but because the only alternative, which is special creation, is incredible.
      2. The fixity of the species
        1. Genesis 1:11-12
        2. The phrase “after its kind” occurs in Genesis 10 times.
          1. This does not mean that there can be no varieties within species. For example:
            1. We have many kinds of roses.
            2. There exist many kinds of felines.
            3. Breeding and cross-breeding are possible.
          2. This simply means that one species does not change or adapt into a completely different species.
            1. For example, you cannot turn a cantaloupe into a kitten.
        3. In our fossil records, no transitional life-form can be found.
          1. “Nebraska Man,” said to be a one million year old primitive evolutionary “ape-man,” was based off the discovery of a tooth by Harold Cook. The tooth has since been proven to have been related to a species of wild pig.
          2. In Java, Dr. Eugene Dubois discovered a skull cap, the fragment of a thigh-bone and three teeth, to which he announced that he had discovered the “missing link.” These skeletal fragments became known as “Java Man” and were given the scientific name of Pithecanthropus erectus, meaning “erect ape-man.” However, the fragments were found over the space of one year, in different locations and not necessarily from the same individual.
            1. Out of 24 scientists who examined the “Java Man,” 10 said they were the bones of an ape, seven said they were bones of a man, and seven said they were half-man and half-ape.
          3. “Piltdown Man” was believed by many in the scientific community to be proof of evolutionary man; until it was proven, more than 40 years after discovery, that “Piltdown Man” was a hoax.
      3. The second law of thermodynamics
        1. The second law of thermodynamics states that energy can never be destroyed but continually becomes less available for further work as it unravels.
          1. Simply put, everything tends to wear out and to run down.
        2. Everything is marked by death, decay and disintegration.
        3. Romans 8:22
          1. Due to sin, there is a curse upon creation, and it tends to wind down.
        4. The evolutionist, however, holds to the thought that over time, things become more complex and move toward precision rather than decay; that given enough time, disorganized things become organized.
      4. How do certain properties exist that have nothing to do with the survival of the fittest?
        1. Where did music come from and what is its relation to survival of the fittest?
        2. Where did love come from?
        3. Where did honor and dignity come from?
        4. Where did we get the concept of Almighty God?
        5. These questions cannot be answered by survival of the fittest.
  1. FOR MORAL REASONS
    1. To believe that humanity is an accident takes away dignity, purpose and morality.
    2. If there is no God and man is simply an accident, then there are no 10 Commandments and no fixed standard of right and wrong.
  1. FOR THEOLOGICAL REASONS
    1. If evolution were true, then there would be no Garden of Eden, no original sin, no depravity, and man would not need to be born again. Man would need to simply get better and better.
    2. If Genesis 3 were a myth, then John 3 would be a farce.
    3. John 3:3
  1. CONCLUSION
    1. Life is not an accident.
    2. We were created by Almighty God in His image.
      1. Genesis 1:26-27
    3. We are so precious to God that He sent His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for our sins.
      1. John 3:16
    4. The Lord Jesus was crucified, buried and rose again. And He invites us to come to Him.
      1. Revelation 3:20
    5. 2 Corinthians 5:17
    6. Accept Jesus today.
      1. Call upon Jesus today. Repent (turn) from your sins, and turn to Jesus. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and acknowledge Him as Lord of your life.
      2. Romans 10:9-10
      3. Romans 10:13

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