In the picture, we see a statue of a man carving himself out of rock. Do you see anything strange here? Do you believe this could happen? Can statues make themselves by carving themselves out of rock? What about humans? Can humans make themselves from rocks, or the elements of the earth? What you are looking at is evolution. Evolution states that we can make ourselves out of the elements of the world. All you need is rock, gasses, dirt, water, and just add some energy to put it all together. I forgot one thing… ‘time.’ Time is the magic wand of evolution. The one thing which is missing in this picture is time. I was taught that given enough time anything can happen. With billions of years of time, the elements of the earth could organize themselves into the first living organisms. Then with additional billions of years, these first life forms evolve into humans. In other words, we can make ourselves!
The Bible addresses this problem.
Psalm 100:3 - Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. (emphasis added)
We know statues cannot make themselves. Just ask a child or a scientist and they will say it is impossible. We can observe rocks, test rocks, and do scientific research on rocks. No matter how much time a rock has, it will not turn itself into a statue of a human. We know it takes a sculptor to make a statue. It would be silly for a statue to argue with his maker that he made himself and not the sculptor. God knew statues cannot make themselves long before we knew it. He also knows we cannot make ourselves no matter how much time there is. We will be addressing these topics and others as we study Genesis.
Using Scripture as our source of truth, we know this statue cannot make itself. It takes a sculptor to make a statue out of rock, and Scripture also tells us it takes a Creator to make us. We can make statues, but we have neither the intelligence nor the technology to bring life from rocks. God who created life, including humans, has to be a greater source of intelligence and technology than man.
Many scientists of Charles Darwin’s day understood this, and they rejected Darwin’s idea of evolution. Some spent many years refuting spontaneous generation, which states that life came from dead matter. It was the liberal and worldly church of Darwin’s day that supported Darwin’s theory of evolution. *see Creation 21(4) Sept. – Nov. 1999.
Because of the lack of true scientific and Biblical knowledge, many people are destroyed, lives ruined, and eternal damnation from the rejection of Jesus as their Saviour.
Hosea 4:6 – My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,…
I believe it is from the lack of the fear of the LORD which has destroyed many a person either in this life or in the life to come.
Knowing all this, we will return to Genesis and explore the wonders of His creation! By using Scripture as our guide we will learn true science!
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