Design means that the components within an object is such a way as to accomplish some useful or artistic purpose. By this definition, th Earth with all of its interrelated systems shows design. the "Law of Teleology" is a principle of logic that has to do with design or purpose in nature. This law of science states that where there is complex and interdependent design, there must be a designer. both the religious and nonreligious have been forced to acknowledge this principle.
Intelligent functional design demands a designer. therefore, whenever design is discovered in the fabric of Earth's environment, one would have to conclude, if intellectually honest, that there must be a grand Designer ultimately responsible for this design.
The Human Body, Accident or Design?, p.1
...but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands. Isaiah 5:12
According to Webster, science is "knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws, especially as obtained and tested through the scientific method." Science deals with reality. It is the study of how the universe operates, based on experimentation. In one of the strangest twists of truth in human history, evolution (most of which is based on speculation and guess work) is taught as scientific fact, while biblical creation (which is based on statements from a book which can be studied and tested) is ignored as religion.
Although the Bible is not a science text, it does give us a clear framework of history so that we can know what has happened in the past and better understand why the present universe looks and operates the way it does. The Bible speaks with authority on all l matters which it covers, including science and history. all investigations have shown the Bible to be both historically and scientifically accurate in every minute detail.
The Bible specifically warns us to be cautious about false knowledge. Could this have been a prophetic statement warning us of the future day when evolution would be taught as a fact?
Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation, premier ed., p. 14-15
...avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge... -1 Timothy 6:20 NKJV
One of many ideas which attempt to combine evolution with the Bible is the "day-age theory. This theory says that the days described in Genesis represent millions of years. Those who hold to this view believe that the order of geologic history as outlined by the evolutionary theory corresponds with the order of creation in the Bible. Scripture clearly shows enormous differences:
The Evidence for Creation, p. 21-23
...but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God. In it you shall do no work....For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day.... - Exodus 20:10,11 NKJV
True Christianity, as set forth in the Bible, is a credible faith and not one based on emotions,superstitions, or groundless belief. Christianity is founded on truth that can be tested and is for the thinking person. God does not ask us to check our brains at the church door. Followers of other religions can quote their texts and give glowing testimonies of how their religions make them feel, but their beliefs are based on feelings, rather than historical facts. It is quite possible to be devoted and sincere about a religious belief, while whole-heartedly believing a lie. How can a person know that what they believe is actually true? Although some beliefs can bring comfort, will they ultimately help or harm us if they are false?
Christianity alone is based on verifiable historical truth.
The Bible states in Romans 1:20 that no one has any excuse for disbelief in the one true God, because God clearly makes Himself known to everyone through what He has made (His creation). This can be verified through the study of creation using the tool of science.
God also makes Himself known through His Word, the Bible. He challenges us to examine and test it. Each person is responsible to investigate the Bible's claims of authenticity. Our eternal destiny depends upon it.
Many Infallible Proofs, p. 7
...Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. -1 Peter 3:15
What kind of god would make creatures whose only function seem to be devouring and feeding upon other creatures? Sir Dave Attenborough, who has produced the acclaimed Life on Earth and Living Planet series for BBC, states it this way:
Evolutionists do not believe that all of creation has developed a fallen nature. Creatures originally created to live in harmony have become deadly competitors. Mankind chose to reject God and died spiritually. It is only by being "born again" that this spiritual union with God can be restored. God cursed creation as an act of mercy. It would have been intolerable for fallen mankind to exist in the midst of perfection. Furthermore, God has given us the ability to prevent and cure many diseases (when we choose to spend our time and resources to do so). At times He even provides supernatural healing. Most importantly, god has provided a pathway to spend eternity in paradise after our short time here on Earth. God became a human in order to take the penalty which we deserve. What more could He have done?
The Revised Answers Book, p.103-113
"For my thoughts are ton your thoughts, neither are you ways my ways," saith the LORD. -Isaiah 55:8 KJV
There is much about God that cannot be fully appreciated unless we take time to study and understand what He has created. Romans 1:20 tells us that man can clearly see God's eternal power and divine nature through what He made and no man will have any excuse for not subjecting himself to God's authority, because of this evidence from creation. It is our responsibility to not only study God's word but also His marvelous creation. We should meditate on what were learn from it if we truly desire to appreciate and know God. too often we waste our God-given time and abilities.
We concentrate on entertaining ourselves and satisfying our physical desires instead of getting to know the One who made us and the world around us. Sadly, we are all too often captivated by man-made things, rather than the awesome creation which is right before our eyes. We miss so much if we do not cultivate a proper interest in the natural world around us..
"...O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." -2 Kings 6:17
The book of Genesis is the foundation of man's meaning and existance. It sets the boundaries of his spiritual nature and tells him where he fits in the scheme of creation. God, as Creator, becomes the basis for all morality-all meaning. He establishes the right of revelation and law giving. Man, the created, has his purposes set before him-to live according to the plan of his Maker, to obey, and to glorify Him. Remove Genesis, and man is left with nothing but his own foundation. Indeed, it can be argued that the first question all men must deal with is this" what do you do with Genesis?
It takes courage to oppose the theory of evolution. You will be ridiculed by academic elitists and those with fancy titles. You must understand that there is no objectivity here, but a set of conclusions bared on faith alone-faith that there is no God. no supernatural. If you oppose evolution, do so on the basis of the myriad of objective evidence that around you. Oppose evolution with conviction, for the stakes are the highest of all-the eternal resting place of our souls.
The Darwin conspiracy, . 243,253
Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens - Psalm 119:89
There are important reasons for Christians to study the factual evidence supporting the Bible and Christianity.
What was God's response when Job repeatedly asked the age-old question, "Why am I suffering?" He proceeded to give Job a lengthy creation lesson as assurance that Job could trust God and His purposes. When we truly understand that God is our Creator, has control over our circumstances, and His Word is trustworthy and verifiable, we no longer have to despair, even when circumstances seem hopeless.
Many Infallible Proofs, p. 2
How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. - 2 Samuel 7: 22
It has been said that all of modern science builds upon evolution. Yet in the century before evolution was taught as a fact in American schools, the United States won more Nobel prizes in science than the rest of the world combined. What great discovery has ever been made based on evolution? The world around us is far better explained as the creation of an intelligent designer followed by a recent global Flood.
Evolution has no adequate explanation for the following:
1. The problem of order - From the laws of thermodynamics to the information content of DNA, we see order everywhere. How did this arise from pure random chance?
2. The problem of light - What is light and energy? We give them names, but we really don't know what they are or why they exist
3. The problem of life - It is absolutely statistically impossible that life could arise from random chemical reactions.
4. The problem of conscious thought - Why are humans self-aware? Do other creatures ask, "Where did I come from? Why am I here? What is the purpose of life?"
5. The problem of reproduction - How and why would a single-sex organism turn into two different sexes?
6. The problem of decay - All of life is dying. The entire universe is running down. Therefore, it must have been more perfect in the past. Evolution ignores this problem, because it cannot explain it.
Biblical creation has an explanation for all of these mysteries, so which model of our origin is more scientifically correct?
- Bruce Malone
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. - 1 Corinthians 2: 6
According to the Bible, God created the heavens and Earth in six literal days. God carefully defined His terms. The very first time He used the word "day" (in Hebrew yom), He defined it as the period from "light" to "darkness." After separating the day from night, God completed His first day's work. God said in Genesis 1: 5, "The evening and the morning were the first day." This same wording is used at the close of each of the six days. It is quite apparent that the length of each of the days, including the first, was the same. The context of each day's passage (evening, morning, "number" of the day) makes it very clear that a normal 24-hour day is intended.
To make the point even more concrete, one of the Ten Commandments, written by God Himself, commands man to rest on the seventh day, just as He rested from creation on the seventh day. This makes no sense if the creation period was millions or billions of years. The days of creation cannot be interpreted as long periods of time as needed by evolutionism. The Bible must be ignored or denied to accept an old earth.
The Revised and Expanded Answers Book, p. 33-74
The Genesis Record, p. 55-56
For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and he rested on the seventh day.... - Exodus 20: 11 KJV
Many Christians consider creation irrelevant. They believe it makes no difference whether God used creation or evolution to create mankind and the Bible can be interpreted in many ways. Atheists have a much better understanding of the importance of this issue, as shown by the following quote from American Atheist Magazine, 2/ 78, p. 19,30:
Logic allows no other alternatives. If God used evolution to create us, then we came from some sort of apelike creature. Therefore, Adam and Eve must be a myth. Where is the Fall of man? At what point did the apes (ruled by instinct) rebel against their creator? Why do we need a Savior if we were created from apes and are just doing what comes natural to us? The Bible calls Jesus the "second Adam." Was the first Adam a man or an apelike creature? What does that make Christ? Did God create the current world (with all of its problems and suffering), or is this fallen state a result of man's rebellion? Acceptance of evolution is a poison which will destroy true Christianity. The evidence for this can be seen in the decline of the evangelical belief in Europe as the acceptance of evolution has increased.
"Christianity has fought, still fights, and will [always] fight to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus" earthly life was supposedly made necessary... Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the Son of God. [You will] take away the meaning of his death... If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing!
The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. -1 Corinthians 15: 47 NKJV
... just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin... -Romans 5: 12 NKJV
Creation implies responsibility and accountability to a Creator. In Romans 1:20 God says that by the observation of creation He makes Himself known to everyone and that no one has an excuse for not believing in Him. Yet if evolution is true, there is no evidence for God's existence or character from the observation of creation, because evolution means that random processes (such as mutations) created us. Where is the evidence for the existence and nature of God in random mutations and natural selection? Either the Bible is wrong or evolution is wrong. They can't both be true.
The Bible says that it is the Word of God. This claim should be verified since it holds us accountable for our words, thoughts, and actions. The Bible contains enough scientific, historical, and prophetical evidence to make its verification possible. Each of us has the choice to accept or reject its clear statements.
Rejection of the Bible leaves mankind with no source of truth and reality other that what he himself chooses to believe or invent. It should be no surprise that any society where evolution is taught and believed is also a society where immorality, selfishness, violence, and hatred inevitably increase.
- Rich and Tina Kleiss</DI
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God, nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. -Romans 1:20-21
Evolution cannot be combined with Christianity for the following reasons:
Evolution is a philosophy unsupported by the majority of scientific observations.
1. The Bible states 10 times that life reproduces only "after its own kind." This is certainly true as we observe the biological world around us. Dogs stay dogs, and people stay people. Yet evolution preaches that all life is a blurred continuum.
Search for The truth, p. 113
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. -Proverbs 14:12
Neither creation nor evolution can be scientifically proven, since neither is repeatable. Evolution and creation are both belief systems. As thinking people, we should look at all the facts and put our faith in the one which is best supported by the majority of the evidence. For example, it is interesting to note that of the hundreds of possible dating methods, over 90% indicate an earth far younger than would be needed for any evolutionary process to have taken place. Yet it is presented as a fact that the earth is billions of years old, and children are only exposed to those few evidences that support this belief. We are not following the principles and methods of true science when we consider only the few methods which seem to indicate an old earth, while ignoring the majority of the evidence which indicates that the earth is young.
One cannot help but wonder why so many scientists insist of believing in an old earth in light of so much evidence to the contrary. Could it be because a young earth totally eliminates the possibility of evolution, which means there must be a Creator to whom we are ultimately accountable?
-Rich and Tina Kleiss</DI
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings and oppositions of science falsely so called...
Many Christians accept one form or another of a "gap theory" to try to accommodate the supposed evidence for an almost five-billion-year-old earth. According to the gap theory, there are billions of missing years between Genesis 1:1 (when God created the heavens and the earth) and Genesis 1:2 (when the earth was formless and void).
This time gap is supposedly when Satan fell and the entire earth was later re-created. Those who accept this idea believed the missing gap of time harmonizes the biblical claim of a recent creation and the evolutionary claim of an old earth. However, the gap theory ignores biblical contradictions and undermines much of Scripture. For instance:
1. Noah's flood (referred to repeatedly throughout the Bible) laid down the current worldwide fossil record. There is no evidence for any previous catastrophe. The idea of any catastrophe before Noah's flood is pure speculation, because the more recent Flood mentioned throughout Scripture would have destroyed all of the evidence.
The Revised Answers Book, p. 57-74
Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.