You do not have to throw out your brains or any true, scientifically testable and verifiable science to believe in a literal six, 24-hour day creation that took place approximately six thousand years ago. We can believe that the Creator, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, created everything fully functional and mature. He displayed His ability to act without the human necessity of time by His miracles. Science that “proves” billions of years is based on many insupportable and unreasonable assumptions, fostered by the religion of Humanism, and fueled by the desire to be politically correct.
So we can believe the Bible as it addresses origins even though it does not tell us everything. If certain types of “science” contradict the Scriptures, we can be certain that these “sciences” are either mistaken or misinterpreted or misunderstood—because the Scriptures are eternal truth. The Bible is not exhaustive when it deals with science, but what it says is true! (See John 17:17; 8:32.)
Evolutionists admit to each other that “...the creationists have the better argument.” This is because what we see in life and in the fossils does not display the emerging kinds of plants or animals that are so necessary to fulfill even the definition of macroevolution. Evolution from one cell to man is not scientifically observable at all. As my friend Mike Riddle likes to say, “Evolution has no explanation for life forms utilizing all left handed amino acids, no explanation for life starting with or without an oxygen atmosphere, no explanation for life starting in the ocean, and no explanation for the origin of information?”165
The universe is young—on the order of several thousand, not billions, of years old. Man, dinosaur and mastodon walked the earth at the same time. The missing links are missing! The transitional forms of life between the different kinds of plants and animals needed to prove evolution to be true have never been found! God created discrete plants and animals in The Beginning; with minor variations, these are what we see today. Mutations in the genes do not generate new life forms or even improve present life forms. Mutations harm or kill the organism into which they come. Prehistoric man was ape, monkey or man and not some genetically evolving apelike man or manlike ape.
The religious quest to prove evolution from the Big Bang to man will occupy the singular life of many, but will end in despair for all who pursue this myth of evolutionary faith.
Macroevolution is the attempt to answer the big questions: “How did I get here?” “Who am I?” and “Where am I going?” without belief in God. God Himself says:
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God (Ps. 14:1).
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ (Colossians 2:8).
Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord (Jeremiah 17:5).
O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps (Jeremiah 10:23).
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12).
The conflict that started in Genesis 3 still rages today for the hearts and minds of people, yet the battle has already been won at the cross of Calvary.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s (1 Corinthians 6:20).
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot (1 Peter 1:18,19).
And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or in heaven (Colossians 1:20).
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9).
Psalm 1 tells us there are only two ways to walk in this world—on the path of the wicked, or the path of the righteous. God has revealed Himself in Creation and through the written Word as the “right way.” We will all some day stand before Lord and King Jesus to answer for our lives lived in this world, and whether they have been lived for His eternal glory and praise, or for the praise of the power and glory of this world. Since the Fall of Genesis 3, man has been more interested in the approval of men, rather than the approval of God (John 5:44; 12:43). We compare ourselves with ourselves instead of with Christ and in so doing commit a great error (2 Corinthians 10:12)!
Even as “professing Christians,” we have become a people who call “evil good, and good evil” (Isa. 5:20). More than anything else in these deceptive times in which we live, we have allowed ourselves to be “corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Cor. 11:3). We have not brought “...into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5).
My challenge to Christian and non-Christian is to reexamine where our faith is actually invested. Is it possible that we have been seduced by the world’s convincing “arguments of academia,” impressive credentials and the ensuing “success, power, and prominence” that come from finding truth apart from God’s Word? His Word is truth (John 17:17); it is eternal, living and active (Heb. 4:12), and will not return void (Isa. 55:11).
The non-verifiable “assumptions” of the scientific community are accepted without question in our hi-tech, sophisticated, humanistic, impersonal “politically correct” society...even by the majority of professing Christians who hide behind the hypocrisy of being “theistic evolutionists.” (The theistic evolutionists say: “Yes, I’ll acknowledge that there is a God, but He’s not powerful enough to do anything other than to set the wheels in motion and let macroevolution take over!” Since any form of macroevolution is unbiblical, it is therefore sin to be a true Christian and hold to old universe evolutionary ideas. It is making God what we want Him to be. It is making God in our image. This is not much different than making a golden calf, is it?)
If professing Christians were in God’s Word as much, or more than we are in the secular world’s beliefs, then we would afford ourselves the opportunity to grow in the grace and knowledge of God’s ways and to have the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to lead us into all understanding. 1 Cor. 3:18,19b states: “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” Macroevolution is part of the wisdom of this world!
The bottom line always comes back to faith. Our ideas do have consequences! It is reported that Napoleon once said, “In the end the sword is always conquered by the mind.” Are we going to believe by faith in eternal matter and energy, or eternal God? We all live by faith in one system or the other. No man can reason his way to saving faith in God because God is infinite and we are finite. He is the creator, and we are the created. He is holy, but we are sinful.
There is a great chasm caused by sin that separates the all-powerful God and Creator of the universe from His fallen creatures (us). When we refuse to accept our position under God in His creation (because of pride and rebellion), then we tend to look for comfortable alternatives. These alternatives allow us to escape from being created in the image of God and from being responsible to Him. They allow us to be independent from God, which will ultimately result in death and eternal separation from Him. Evolution is one of these alternatives!
Many times creationists are accused of trying to “discredit science” or scientists, an accusation which simply is not true. “Origins Science,” as we know it, is based on many assumptions, which, by definition, cannot be proved. Assumptions become “truth” when the credentialed, powerful people of the world’s system arrange data, and “logically” argue their case [see Chapter 10] while the “Christian” community stands by either accepting (they don’t know what the Bible says), or defaulting, in that they don’t have enough conviction to study the data and speak out for a creationist interpretation of factual science.
Christ Died For Proud Sinners
The greatest truth that can ever be realized in this life is that Christ died for sinners.
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe (1 Timothy 4:9,10).
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man (Hebrews 2:9).
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works (Titus 2:11-14).
God gave His only begotten son to accomplish that act of love. Whether we are an unbelieving evolutionist, theistic evolutionist, or creationist is not the main issue. The issue is: “To whom will we bow for our eternal destiny?” Only pride and rebellion will keep us from enjoying that eternal rest in our Creator/Savior’s complete forgiveness. We must realize that our salvation is provided by our Creator, Who is our Redeemer. It is not the Big Bang that will save us, but our Creator-Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who has spoken through time and space with His life and His Word, the Bible!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion (Jeremiah 10:10, 12).
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded (Isaiah 45:12).
Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind (Job 12:9,10).
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).
Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen (Matthew 28:20b).