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Saturday, 16 February 2013 18:02

Question 2: Can a Christian ever believe in Evolution? Answer: No. A true Christian who believes in the Bible can never believe in Evolution. Its teachings completely contradict the Bible in many places. The Bible does not consider Evolution to be science, but rather calls it “science falsely so called” (1 Tim. 6:20). This is proven in the Bible, because Evolution is considered unscientific in sixteen areas, including the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Macro-evolution, the Big Bang Theory, Anthropology, the Laws of Biogenesis, and the Steady State Theory. There is no such thing as Theistic Evolution, which means that God used Evolution to create the universe. Evolution teaches that mankind evolved from apes, but the Bible clearly teaches that mankind did not evolve from earthly creatures. The earthly creatures were created separately from man (Gen. 1:24-27). The earthly creatures were also created differently from man. Man was created “in the image of God” (vs. 26-27), while the animals were not (vs. 24-25). Mankind was created both separately and differently from the apes.

 

Evolution teaches that mankind evolved in the later years, but the Bible clearly teaches that man did not evolve in the later years. The secular scholar claims it took many years and years for mankind to evolve at a much later time period. In Matthew 19:4 and Mark 10:6, man was created right at the beginning of creation. The verses say that they were created, not evolved. The verses say that they were made “from the beginning of creation.” Mankind was made immediately, not gradually.


Evolution teaches that civilization gradually developed as mankind evolved, but the Bible clearly teaches that civilization was immediately built at the time of the first man. In Genesis 4:16-17, Cain built the first city, Enoch. This city was built when the first man Adam was alive (vs. 25). It did not take long periods of time for men and civilizations to evolve. Both the first man and the first civilization existed at the same time immediately.


Evolution teaches that one creature can reproduce into a completely different creature, but the Bible clearly teaches that a creature can never transform into a completely different creature. Macro-evolution states that a fish can reproduce into a lizard, a lizard can reproduce into a reptile, and a reptile can reproduce into a bird. In Genesis 1:12, the plants reproduce within its own seed and their own kind. In Genesis 1:21, the fish reproduce within their own kind and the birds separately reproduced within their own kind. In Genesis 1:25, the earthly creatures reproduced within their own kind. In total, the Bible says five times in one chapter that a creature reproduces after its own kind (Gen. 1:11, 12, 21, 24, 25). A plant can only reproduce plants. A bird can only reproduce birds. A fish can only reproduce fish. I do not believe that a fish can reproduce into a bird, like Evolution teaches.


Evolution teaches that reptiles preceded the birds, but the Bible clearly teaches that it was the birds who preceded the reptiles. In Genesis 1:22-23, the birds were created on the fifth day; but in Genesis 1:24-25, the beast and cattle of the earth were created on the sixth day. Genesis 3:14 specifically shows that the reptile was in the category of the beast and cattle of the earth. So the reptiles were created a day later than the birds, not the other way around, and certainly not millions of years.


Evolution teaches that it rained centuries before mankind ever existed, but the Bible clearly teaches that mankind existed centuries before it ever rained. In Genesis 2:5-6, there was no rain on the earth when mankind existed, because there was a mist to water the earth instead. It was not until Noah that the first raindrop fell (Gen. 7:4-6). But notice that centuries passed by before this first rainfall (Gen. 5). Evolution completely had it backwards.


Evolution teaches that mankind was made from a gradual evolving of the universe, but the Bible clearly teaches that the universe deteriorates, not evolves. The opponent claims that our old universe has been evolving into something more advanced and better. In Psalms 102:25-26, the universe has always been deteriorating ever since of old. The Second Law (not Theory) of Thermodynamics supports this by stating that all matter and energy deteriorates. Thus, Evolution contradicts both science and the Bible.


Evolution teaches that sunlight existed before the plants, but the Bible clearly teaches that the plants existed before the sunlight. The plants were created on the third day (Gen. 1:12-13), but the sun was created on the fourth day (Gen. 1:16, 19). Some critics might argue, “How can the plants survive without the sun?” Well, God simply grew the plants all by Himself, then twenty-four hours later gave them sunlight. Don’t you think God, who is the Sun of righteousness (Mal. 4:2), is more capable than the sun to take care of plant life?


Evolution teaches that language was developed from inaudible grunts, squeals, and noise, but the Bible clearly teaches that language was used immediately. In Genesis 2:19-20, the first man was able to use language effectively by naming the animals. In Genesis 1:27-30, as soon as God created man, He was able to communicate intelligently with him in an audible language. Evolution does not believe that man used language immediately, because they think it took centuries from inaudible grunts, squeals, and noise to eventually develop into an audible language.


Evolution teaches that the universe was created by some explosion. The Big Bang or Steady State theories (not law) state that the universe was suddenly or steadily created from some gigantic mass of energy that exploded. In Genesis 1:1, it was God Who created the universe, not some explosion. In Colossians 1:16-17, Christ created the universe and held it together. The verse never said He exploded it to existence; He held it together in existence.


Evolution teaches that the stars existed before the earth, but the Bible clearly teaches that the earth existed before the stars. The other side thinks that all of our earth was later developed out of many stars in our universe. In Genesis 1:16, 19, the stars were created on the fourth day of Creation. However, Genesis 1:1 shows the earth was created in the beginning of Creation. The earth could not develop out of many stars, because there was no single star that existed until the fourth day.


Evolution teaches that our lives came from dead, inorganic matter, but the Bible clearly teaches that life only comes from life. There are doctorates seriously believing that your great grandfather came from a rock. In Genesis 2:7, the first man was created with life from the living God. In Genesis 5, Adam can only reproduce life when he is alive (vs. 3-4), but he cannot reproduce life when he dies (vs. 5). The Law (not Theory) of Biogenesis supports this by stating that life can only come from life. But Evolution contradicts both science and the Bible, claiming that life can come from dead, inorganic matter.


Evolution teaches that mankind has lived for millions of years, but the Bible clearly teaches that mankind has lived for only about six thousand years. From Adam’s time to Noah, it would have been nearly two thousand years (Gen. 5). From Noah’s time to Abraham, it would have been nearly one thousand years (Gen. 11:10-27). From Abraham’s time to Jesus, it would have been nearly two thousand years (Matt. 1). And we all know from history that from Jesus’ time to today, it would be nearly two thousand years. That totals to safely about six thousand years.


Evolution teaches that there was no light on earth before the sun, but the Bible clearly teaches that there was light on earth before the sun. The opponents obviously believe there cannot be light on earth before the sun, because how can the earth have light without the sun? Genesis 1:3 reveals that there was light on the earth before the sun was made in verse 16. Commentators think this light has to be the sun, but notice that the light and the sun are different (Ps. 74:16). Then where did the light come from? The answer is obvious. It is Jesus, for He has light (Ps. 104:1-2).


Evolution teaches that insects existed before the birds, but the Bible clearly teaches that the birds existed before the insects. So-called scientists think that the animal stage started out from small, little bugs evolving into bigger animals. However, Genesis 1 shows that the birds were created first (vs. 21-22) and the insects were created afterwards (vs. 25). Notice these are undoubtedly insects, for it says, “every thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Not a single bird was created after a single insect.


Evolution teaches that God created the universe for long periods of time, but the Bible clearly teaches that God created the universe for six short days. Because the Evolutionists want their system to be accepted by Christians, they use 2 Peter 3:8 to explain that six days of Creation could be referring to six long ages of time. This weak explanation of scripture completely fails when Genesis 1 repeats six times that one day was 24 hours (vs. 5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31). Also, common sense is that plant life cannot survive for many years without the sun (vs. 12-19). If those reasons were not enough, Exodus 20:11 proves that God created the universe in six short days. 

 

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