|Vol. 13 No. 7 July 2011||
According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, the word “evolution” derives from the Latin “evolution” and means “an unrolling or opening.” It is a term that is typically used in reference to something that experiences a progression of change, such as, a child growing into an adult. Most often, however, this term is used in reference to organic evolution which holes that man owes his origin to the gradual processes of life evolving from non-life. The overwhelming majority of the scientific community has ascribed to the theory of evolution and promotes it both widely and loudly.
However, those who believe in God accept the Genesis account of creation, which asserts that man owes his existence to God who created him. Creationists examine the teachings of evolution and are bewildered at how anyone could ascribe to a theory that is propped up on falsehoods, fabrications, and fairy tales. Consider, if you will, the following insurmountable hurdles that the theory of evolution cannot overcome.
Evolution is unprovable. Herein is the most egregious case of “getting the cart before the horse” in all of history. Evolutionists are feverishly trying to link together all the pieces that supposedly show the ameba to man process, when they have no explanation for the origin of life. They conjecture that man’s origin is the result of spontaneous combustion. That is, billions of years ago a random explosion produced living matter. The law of biogenesis states that life comes from life. That means that it is scientifically impossible for non-life to produce life. When questioned about that, the evolutionists respond, “Well, it must have happened once.” To believe that is to believe that which is unprovable. In fact, it is impossible!
Evolution is unsuitable. The theory of evolution is absolutely unsuitable to produce a stable and a healthy society. The primary reason for believing in evolution is that it is the sole alternative to belief in God. If God exists, then man is responsible to God in the realm of morality. On the other hand, rejection of God frees man’s conscience to live without moral restraints. The result of that is an immoral and an unsafe society. Consider the truthfulness of these words: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good” (Psalm 14:1). This verse warns that those who reject belief in God develop lives of corruption and abomination. That was true of Sodom and Gomorrah; it was true of Nazi Germany; and it is verified around the world today! Evolution is unsuitable to produce a society that is safe.
Evolution is unbelievable. Actually, it is difficult to find any part of the theory of evolution that is believable. Evolutionists inflated dating techniques are not credible. Evolutionary scientists have dated the earth at approximately 4.5 to 5 billion years old. This number just keeps getting bigger and bigger because everyone admits that time is an absolute essential to the evolutionary process. Then, there is the long list of “missing links” that would prove that man evolved from apes. There was the Piltdown Man, the Java Man, the Nebraska Man and a host of others. All of these were boasted by the scientific community as proof of evolution, and every one have proven to be hoaxes. Evolution is just simply not believable.
Evolution is unsatisfying. Every human mind yearns to know where he came from, why he is here and what happens when he dies. Evolution has absolutely nothing to offer to satisfy those questions. However, God “has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). He has explained our origin (Genesis 1:26-27). He has clarified our purpose upon this earth (Ecclesiastes 12:13), and He has revealed our journey into eternity (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Evolution is unsatisfying, but God satisfies completely.
It is my considered opinion that it does not make any difference what a man wishes to accomplish in his lifetime, nor does it matter where he has been, nor where he wishes to go, there is nothing better for man to do than to understand and obey Almighty God. God’s Holy Word is the very best answer to any question man may pose, and no improvement upon the Holy Scriptures is possible! In a manner of speaking, the old adage, “Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do or die” fits the bill perfectly and completely! So! What is man to do?
If a man wishes to do well in this life, and to inherit eternal life with God at the end of his earthly way, what should a man do? “And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life” (Mark 10:29-30).
If a man wishes to establish a Christian home, what should he do? The first step in the full realization of this noble desire requires some things that must be done. (1) He must hear God’s Word (Romans 10:17), (2) He must believe the Gospel (Hebrews 11:6), (3) He must repent of all sins (Acts 17:30), (4) He must confess Christ as Lord (Philippians 2:11), (5) He must be baptized for remission of sins (Mark 16:16), (6) He must then live faithfully until death (Revelation 2:10).
If a man marries, what should he do? He should say with Joshua of old, “As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). What should a man do as regards his wife? “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25). In the same regard, wives must “submit themselves unto their own husbands, as unto the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22).
If God blesses the Christian home with children, what should a man do? “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). “And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).
If the children become unruly or disobedient, what should a man do? “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes” (Proverbs 13:24). “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die” (Proverbs 23:13).
The man who would be pleasing to God will read and heed (2 John 9).