Evidence Against Evolution
Creation vs evolution has been a debate for many years, one in which Christians may feel like they are losing because of the wide-spread teachings of this theory in the public schools and universities. But, new and exciting evidence against evolution has been found as natural events are shedding new light upon the actual amount of time that it takes to form the layers in the earth that were once used to estimate time passages. Actually, as this society grows more and more knowledgeable, we find that science and religion are not so very far apart, and that much of today's discoveries line up perfectly with the historical events recorded in the Bible. But still, hard core evolutionist refuse to research new evidence or answer questions about the gaping holes in their theories. Many have begun to question if the agenda of the evolutionist has more to do with religion than science in the first place.
Because Darwin's theory is now the predominant teaching found in our public school systems and in higher education institutions around the world, one might come to think that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution had been proven as fact. This theory - that the world began from a random piece of matter that was over heated and then exploded into the living planet we dwell upon today - still continues to have large gaps and questions without answers. Nothing about the Darwin theory is fact or has been proven so. Meanwhile, modern day science and events continue to prove that this universe has a Maker, a Creator, a Designer who put the order together with great purpose. The creation vs evolution debate has changed dramatically in the last few years, and the evidence against evolution is starting to mount.
With the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the theories that rock layers and sediment are formed with one catastrophic event were proven. When Mt. St. Helen's exploded, hot lava, rocks, dirt, and steam plowed through the northern slopes leaving as much as six hundred feet of sediment. The mixture of elements were not homogenized but rather layered in horizontal patterns; rock layers that were created in a matter of hours. And, new canyons were formed as backed up water broke through the newly laid layers. What evolutionists have believed takes millions of years to create all happened within a day, thanks to Mt. St. Helens, and thanks to our God, who just proved that in the debate of creation vs evolution, He wins. Yet, some scientist, and certainly many politicians still cling to the theories of Darwin when the evidence against evolution continues to be proven. One great world-wide flood is not just a theory for the different fossils found in sediment, but is also fact that is recorded in history. And perhaps this is where the root of the argument truly lies - that historical recording is in the Bible. To find more scriptures on topics such as creationism, visit our Bible resources.
Interestingly, as science is beginning to prove the truth of our beginnings, many turn deaf ears and blind eyes. Why would a community that spends billions of dollars and years of lives trying to discover the origins of man turn away when the origins of man are being found? The answer that the Christian scientific community has to this questions is simple. God. Evidence against evolution means evidence toward a superior being, a Creator. To admit that there is a Creator and to recognize that the Bible is in fact true is a much more intense matter than simply claiming a theory. There is accountability and life change when we talk about believing in God. Perhaps the Darwin theory has more to do with proving there is no God than proving the age of the universe or the origins of living matter.
Much of what is taught in evolution is in direct opposition to what is taught in the Bible. Sound familiar? Every thing that Satan does is in an attempt to counterfeit God and we can recognize his handy-work in the deceitful teachings that life evolved from nothing. The creation vs evolution debate may have an "enemies of God vs God" familiar ring to it. Evolutionist teach that the world began with a bang and is progressively getting better. Creationism teaches just the opposite. The Bible tells us that God created the world perfect, and because of the sin of man, the world in a continuous state of decline, one which will eventually lead to complete destruction. Interesting, this destruction sounds much like the beginning theory of the Big Bang. "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up" (2 Peter 3:11).
Further teachings of evolutionist include that the earth was formed after the galaxies, while the Bible states that the heavens were formed after the earth. Evolutionists claim that man is made in the image of a primate, an ape. The Bible teaches that man is made in the image of God. When taking the time to study the points of evolution, a Christian can begin to discern an agenda, one that seems to mock the Creator of the universe. What the Christian community and church must recognize (with alertness) is that false teachings may not always come in the form of church doctrine; it may come in the form of science. We've been fair warned. The New Testament writers explained on numerous occasions that false teachings would abound. To learn more about the evidence against evolution and what Scriptures repute it, take the quiz linked above.
Evidence of CreationThere is evidence of creation throughout our world today, and anyone interested in finding scientific support for creationism can easily do so with the many valuable resources that are available. The debate of a created world verses an evolved one has been around for many years, but as scientific methods advance, even the non-believing community is recognizing that many of the theories revolving around evolution do not pan out. Honestly there is little substantial scientific proof that supports evolution, making it difficult to understand how this is the chosen theory taught to school children every day. With a thorough study of Scripture, one can find the answers to many questions about what has happened throughout the history of man and his effects on the created order. And, faced with the question of whether or not the Bible is full of interesting stories or is actually the Word of God, one will have to come to the conclusion that he either believes the Bible in its entirety or that he does not. Accepting the Bible in part is not an option, for the Bible claims to be written under the authority of God.
No one can argue that there are many mysteries surrounding the beginnings of the world and mankind. While the Bible explains to us how the world came into being and how man was originally formed, man's finite wisdom does not allow him to grasp the ability of it all. God certainly enlightens man into his methods, but man will never completely understand God's omnipotent power in creationism. There is a call to trust in what God tells us and to trust that this is all we need to know. Evolution, however, works hard at trying to explain the unexplainable, in an attempt to say that man can and does have the power and knowledge of a god. The first act of disobedience was an act wrapped in this very desire, to know, to understand all that exists. When Eve was tempted to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, she was seeking to know more than her Creator desired for her to know; a complete act of distrust. To find out more about what the Bible has to say about creation, evolution or false teachings, visit our Bible resources.
As Satan counterfeits every thing of God, even setting himself up as the Messiah, evolution counterfeits every truth about creationism. Evolution teaches that land was formed before the oceans, and Genesis 1:2 teaches that the earth was without form and that the Spirit of God moved above the waters. Evolution teaches that man and plant life have evolved while the Bible explains that the man, earth, and all its inhabitants were created and the process was completed on the sixth day. Evolution teaches that the world moved from a organic form and develops into a progressed society. Evidence of creation proves that the world is actually going in the opposite direction, being first created perfect but in a continuous and progressive state of destruction and decay because of sinful man. And, evolution teaches that man evolved from an animal. The scriptures address this issue, even before Darwin's theory was published, before Charles Darwin was even born. "But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes and another of birds" (1 Corinthians 15:38-39). Clearly knowing what man would believe, God finds it wise to explain that He alone created the species and He created them separately.
There have been natural disasters throughout the years, such as the eruption of Mount St. Helens, that have given scientists the opportunity to study natural elements and how catastrophes can effect the earth. Many new and interesting facts have been recorded and all point to evidence of creation, dispelling the old methods used for aging the earth. Scientists have discovered that layers of earth can now be formed within days, with hot volcanic lava flows. Creationism can further be supported by proof that a one time catastrophic flood covered the earth. With the advancements of modern technology, many reports and findings are now accessible to the average interested person through the Internet. The curious and the confused should spend time looking into the latest research that has been approved by credible resources.
And, of course, the Bible can be the ultimate resource for discovering the truths about how this world came in to being and for what purpose. God created the heavens and the earth with specific purposes in mind, and it is truly the wish of every living soul to discover that purpose. Take time researching Scripture to clear up questions that the theory of evolution has posed to modern man. Start by testing your knowledge of what the Bible truly has to say about the evidence of creation and take the quiz linked above.