https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er9D00DXQQs (Very interesting. 25 minutes.)
Seek the Truth with all your heart.
(There is a large amount of information on the subject of Evolution v Creation at Creation Ministries: http://www.creation.com also DR. Carl Baugh, ‘Creation In Symphony’ Tape 1, Sessions 1 & 2 on the following website: www.doublef.ch/creation/news/documents/Serie_TheEvidence.pdf)
Genesis 1:1-3 ‘In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the Earth. Now the Earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of GOD was hovering over the waters.’
‘And GOD said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.’
Genesis Chapters 1&2 All 56 verses cover GOD’s creation.
HE was not talking about the sun and moon; which HE did not call into existence until the fourth day. GOD was talking about the Light of HIMSELF. HE filled the Earth with HIS OWN glory.
Justification by faith, creation out of ‘nothing’ = Latin: ex nihilo.
GOD creates matter out of energy. Humans can only create energy out of matter.
The whole story of GOD’s creation is told in Genesis chapters 1 and 2.
The sequence of GOD’s creation:
Day 1 – Day, night.
Day 2 -- Sky.
Day 3 -- Land, sea, vegetation, plants, trees.
Day 4 – Sun, moon, stars.
Day 5 -- Sea creatures, birds.
Day 6 -- Animals, mankind.
Day 7 – A day of rest – The Sabbath.
Whether people acknowledge it or not; this world is GOD’s creation, and we are HIS creatures.
GOD created everything through Himself - in the person of Jesus - which sounds a confusing statement, but it is part of GOD’s mysterious dimensions that will only be understood and comprehended by all who are eventually in heaven.
Many human beings live their lives on Earth without acknowledging GOD; and they assume that the planet exists for them to use as they choose.
GOD gave Adam dominion - rule - over the Earth (Genesis 1:28) and in keeping with HIS Word, could not contradict this arrangement. GOD’s Word is HIS irrevocable commitment, and in this case HIS lawful commitment of delegation was set in place until GOD decides it is the right time for HIM to bring things to a close.
Adam and Eve’s disobedient mistake led to a massive disaster resulting from Adam having, by default, passed his GOD-given dominion to Satan.
GOD had given them freedom in everything, with only one condition, which Satan used deceptively to lure them into sin by breaking it. So from that one act against GOD’s instruction, they became prisoners of sin and a ‘life’ of temporary existence ending in death; which was not as GOD created it to be.
Adam, in allowing Eve to disobediently succumb to Satan’s temptation, by default, actually allowed Satan to steal that dominion. So this one, apparently simple act, which allowed Satan (Lucifer) to claim dominion, by Eve having capitulated to his lies, had an incalculably drastic and tragic result, which destroyed GOD’s magnificent design, plan, and creation, and introduced death into humanity and all life on Earth. Every aspect of GOD’s magnificent creation progressively broke down and continues to deteriorate.
GOD created everything in the world – and beyond – to be beneficial. However when Adam and Eve’s sin entered the world everything changed.
GOD did not create germs; they were microscopic plants and animals that Satan perverted and used to spread disease. This type of outcome applied in different ways to every aspect of GOD’s creation.
Flies, mosquitos, snakes, sharks, and all the other creatures, which GOD created to have a useful purpose, became human enemies. So many things in the world were turned from good to bad – healthy to unhealthy – safe to unsafe – friendly to unfriendly. Everything that GOD meant for good - Satan turned into the opposite.
Sin is a corrupter and destroyer in every level of life.
Psalm 104:35 ‘But may sinners vanish from the Earth and the wicked be no more.
Praise the LORD, my soul.
Praise the LORD.’
Mentions of GOD’s creation are all through the Bible; especially in Genesis, Job, Psalms, and Isaiah, and others.
Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy, our LORD and GOD, to receive glory and honour and power, for YOU created all things, and by YOUR will they were created and have their being.”
Job 38:36 ‘Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind?’
Psalm 19:1-4 ‘The heavens declare the glory of GOD; the skies proclaim the work of HIS hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the Earth, their words to the ends of the world.’
Psalm 24:1-2 ‘The Earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for HE founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.’
Psalm 33:6 ‘By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of HIS mouth.’
Psalm 104:1-10 ‘Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my GOD, YOU are very great; YOU are clothed with splendour and majesty. HE wraps HIMSELF in light as with a garment; HE stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of HIS upper chambers on their waters. HE makes the clouds HIS chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. HE makes winds HIS messengers, flames of fire HIS servants. HE set the Earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. YOU covered it with the deep as a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. But at YOUR rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of YOUR thunder they took to flight; they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place YOU assigned for them. YOU set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the Earth. HE makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.’
V13-14 ‘HE waters the mountains from HIS upper chambers; the Earth is satisfied by the fruit of HIS work. HE makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate; bringing forth food from the Earth.’
V19 ‘The moon marks off the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.’
V24 ‘How many are YOUR works O LORD.! In wisdom YOU made them all; the Earth is full of YOUR creatures.’
V31-32 ‘May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in HIS works; HE who looks at the Earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke.’
All of Psalm 104:1-35 is creationally significant.
Ecclesiastes 3:10-15 ‘I have seen the burden GOD has laid on the human race. HE has made everything beautiful in its time. HE has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no-one can fathom what GOD has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil – this is the gift of GOD. I know that everything GOD does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. GOD does it so that people will fear HIM.
Whatever is, has already been, and what will be, has been before; and GOD will call the past to account.’
Isaiah 40:26 & 28 ‘Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? HE who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of HIS great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.’
‘Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting GOD, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. HE will not grow tired or weary, and HIS understanding no one can fathom.’
Jeremiah 31:35 ‘This is what the LORD says, HE WHO appoints the sun to shine by day, WHO decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, WHO stirs up the sea so that the waves roar; the LORD ALMIGHTY is HIS NAME.’
Dr. Robert Jastrow, founder and director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA, wrote in his book ‘GOD and the Astronomers:’ ‘The astronomical evidence supports the Biblical view of the origin of the world. The details differ, but the essential elements in the astronomical and Biblical accounts of Genesis are the same.
Pierre-Simon Laplace, another of the great astronomers, said that the chances of a universe coming into existence without a Creator, ‘were like the chances of a set of pens being thrown randomly against parchment and producing Homer’s Iliad.’
The evidence for GOD as opposed to the evidence against HIM, as the Creator of the universe, is in the vicinity of infinity to one. The positivity is so strong, it is beyond measurement.
Without the moon it would be impossible for us to live on this planet. The tides help to keep the oceans alive and clean. Continuous waves breaking on the shores, aerate the waters supporting the life of plankton which are the foundation of the food chain.
Phytoplankton have chlorophyll to capture sunlight, and similar to land plants, they use photosynthesis to turn light into energy. They consume carbon dioxide, making them an important part of the carbon cycle. They release oxygen, making them vital to all life on Earth. Phytoplankton are the foundation of the marine food chain; they feed other forms of marine life, from microscopic organisms to whales.
The atmosphere has the required balance of 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen.
(Air pollution has unbalanced this.)
Only intelligent creation can bring into existence the brilliance and uniqueness of the variations of life at every level and in every form. Evolution is a process of mutation or random selection which cannot create DNA (Dioxyribo Nucleic Acid), it can only contribute variations to what already exists, and mostly as an aberration or deterioration known as ‘genetic entropy,’ and therefore a diminished form of the original. It is just a consequential process of gradual adaptation, or even deterioration, within our fallen creation. There are so many intricate balances and details required for everything to work in correct symphony, and these can only result from extremely intelligent design, including fully formed and fully functional organisms referred to as ‘irreducible complexity,’ and this opposes the theory of gradual creation by evolution. Some theories point towards life beginning in the ocean, however amino acids disperse in the ocean, they do not concentrate.
Just one area of many, which presents an impossibility to an evolutionary process, concerns DNA and the processes of amino acids, proteins, and the correct selective folding of proteins and the chaperones protein fitting a particular spot where they can function. The whole process demands intelligent design. When certain processes of existence are fully reliant on interdependence between certain species, there is no room for a randomly selective chance beginning followed by gradual development. There are many aspects of life which are impossible for Evolutionists to explain, for example, the impossibility for most life forms to have ever existed in anything less than their complete form. Psalm 33 is in perfect harmony with the ‘Genesis 1’ account of GOD creating entire systems of life instantaneously by the command of His Word, by speaking it into existence; which included irreducibly complex systems that had to have been designed, created and fully formed in perfect functioning order all at once, otherwise they could not have functioned at all. Irreducibly complex biological and molecular systems could not have evolved gradually, piece by piece, otherwise the organism could not possibly function and survive.
One only need to look into the miracles of butterflies eyes, the human brain, the Clownfish, the Bombardier Beetle and thousands of other forms of life which totally defy the theory of evolution because of their complexities and the fact that they could never have existed in anything less than their complete form. Why would the human brain ‘evolve’ to such an advanced point of having massive potential, which in itself leaves no option except creation. I have met and spoken with some of the world’s most respected scientists and professors who, after having been open to the possibility of evolutionary creation; after careful in-depth consideration, study, and research, have become convinced of Creation being the only possibility, and that evolution can only ever be an unsustainable theory. Just two factors mentioned above, which evolutionists cannot answer, are ‘irreducible complexity’ and ‘genetic entropy’.
People, including thousands of scientists, reject the existence of GOD of eternal existence, but expect people to believe in brilliantly functioning principles and laws of physics, chemistry, physiology, biology, principles of the so-called big bang theory, universes and parallel universes; all without a designer and law maker, yet were eternally present of their own accord.
I invite atheistic and agnostic people to seriously consider the impossibility of life on Earth having come into existence by random chance or accident. Even if it had done so by some obscure chance, it still leaves life as not having a purpose, point of reference, meaning, or hope. The protoplasm and psychoplasm of which the body and personality are composed would disintegrate to nothing leaving this miracle of temporary life as being pointless, meaningless, valueless, and without reason. So in the end all would be futile.
On the other hand, believers have relationship with the Creator, an appreciation of life, its purpose, and all of its blessings, and because of what Jesus did for us, we have an unimaginably magnificent eternal future to look forward to.
Colossians 1:16 ‘For by HIM all things were created that are in heaven and that are on Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through HIM and for HIM.’
Colossians1:27 ‘To them (the saints – Christians) GOD has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.’
The more science advances, the more evidence is revealed that the Bible is true.
Genesis 2:24 ‘ --- and they (man and woman) will become one flesh.’
Matthew 19:4 Jesus said “Haven’t you read, that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female ----- and the two will become one flesh.”
Psalm 14:1 ‘The fool has said in his heart, “There is no GOD.”
Nehemiah 9:6 ‘YOU alone are the LORD. YOU made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. YOU give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship YOU.’
Job 26:7 ‘HE (GOD) spreads out the northern skies over empty space; HE suspends the Earth over nothing.’
Science only discovered in 1650 AD that the Earth hangs on nothing; despite earlier superstitious beliefs of different kinds.
Job 32:8 ‘But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.’
GOD literally breathed HIS Own DNA into human beings which fulfilled HIS making mankind -human beings, in the likeness and image of Elohim – the plural aspect of GOD.
GOD’s plan - instructions for humanity was to increase – reproduce – grow – expand in numbers, voluntarily, and willingly.
Job 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the Earth’s foundation.? Tell ME, if you understand.”
Psalm 139:13-16 ‘For YOU created my inmost being; YOU knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise YOU for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; YOUR works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from YOU when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the Earth, YOUR eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in YOUR book before one of them came to be.’
Isaiah 45:12 & 18 ‘It is I who made the Earth and created mankind upon it. MY own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshalled their starry hosts.’ ‘For this is what the LORD says; HE who created the heavens, HE is GOD; HE who fashioned and made the Earth, HE founded it; HE did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited; HE says: I am the LORD, and there is no other.’
Isaiah 55:8 “For MY thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways MY ways,” declares the LORD.’
John 1:9-14 ‘The true light - Jesus - that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to that which was His own, (Israel and the Jews) but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of GOD – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of GOD.
The Word – Jesus – became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, Who came from the FATHER, full of grace and truth.’
1 Corinthians 1:20 ‘Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not GOD made foolish the wisdom of the world?’
1 Corinthians 1:27-29 ‘But GOD chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; GOD chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him.’
1 Corinthians 3:19-20 ‘For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in GOD’S sight. As it is written: “HE catches the wise in their craftiness;” and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.”
Hebrews 1:10 ‘HE also says, “In the beginning, Lord, You laid the foundations of the Earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; they will wear out like a garment. You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But You remain the same, and Your years will never end."
Hebrews 11:3 ‘By faith we understand that the universe was formed at GOD’s command so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.’ Only in recent years science has discovered that everything we see is composed of things we cannot see, which are invisible atoms. The Bible, which was written more than 2,000 years ago, said this was so. So once again the Bible is proven to contain truth, right from day one.
Genesis 1:27 ‘So GOD created man(kind) in HIS own image, in the image of GOD HE created him, male and female HE created them.’
Creation was a conscious act of GOD. In creating humanity, HE gave us a distinct nature and essence right from the start; and it all had a definite and distinct purpose behind it. We were made in the image of GOD, and were created to bring glory to HIM and to be part of HIS family. That is an unfathomable privilege.
When we say ‘I created’ something, we have made something out of already existing material. Only GOD truly creates out of nothing; although, for a reason, HE created man out of dust.
GOD’s conscious act of creating humanity, had a purpose behind it. We were made with a distinct purpose, and we were given a distinct essence and nature right from the start.
It is very sad when people are so reluctant to acknowledge a magnificent Creator, Yahweh, Lord GOD Almighty. Creation means that of course the chicken came (was created) first, the egg is just its way of reproduction. It would be just as silly to ask the question as to which came first, the human being or the egg and sperm; without a mother to carry and nourish it.
In humans, each cell normally contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. Twenty-two of these pairs, called autosomes, look the same in both males and females. The 23rd pair, the sex chromosomes, differ between males and females. Females have two copies of the X chromosome, while males have one X and one Y chromosome.
The 22 autosomes are numbered by size. The other two chromosomes, X and Y, are the sex determining chromosomes – XX for females and XY for males. This picture of the human chromosomes lined up in pairs is called a karyotype.
The following 3 questions and answers are from the U.S. Natural Library of Medicine.
The first 22 are in descending order according to the size of ‘information’ contained; which is all another wonder of GOD’s creation.
What is a chromosome?
Chromosomes are thread-like structures located inside the nucleus of animal and plant cells. Each chromosome is made of protein and a single molecule of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is passed from parents to offspring. DNA contains the specific instructions that make each type of living creature unique.
The term chromosome comes from the Greek words for colour (chroma) and body (soma). Scientists gave these the name chromosomes because they are cell structures, or bodies, that contain a substance which stains readily with basic dyes used in research.
What do chromosomes do?
The unique structure of chromosomes keeps DNA tightly wrapped around spool-like proteins, called histones. Without such packaging, DNA molecules would be too long to fit inside cells. For example, if all of the DNA molecules in a single human cell were unwound from their histones and placed end-to-end, they would stretch 6 feet.
For an organism to grow and function properly, cells must constantly divide to produce new cells to replace old, worn-out cells. During cell division, it is essential that DNA remains intact and evenly distributed among cells. Chromosomes are a key part of the process that ensures DNA is accurately copied and distributed in the vast majority of cell divisions. Still, mistakes do occur on rare occasions.
Changes in the number or structure of chromosomes in new cells may lead to serious problems. For example, in humans, one type of leukaemia and some other cancers are caused by defective chromosomes made up of joined pieces of broken chromosomes.
It is also crucial that reproductive cells, such as eggs and sperm, contain the right number of chromosomes and that those chromosomes have the correct structure. If not, the resulting offspring may fail to develop properly. For example, people with Down syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21, instead of the two copies found in other people.
Do all living things have the same types of chromosomes?
Chromosomes vary in number and shape among living things. Most bacteria have one or two circular chromosomes. Humans, along with other animals and plants, have linear chromosomes that are arranged in pairs within the nucleus of the cell.
The only human cells that do not contain pairs of chromosomes are reproductive cells, or gametes, which carry just one copy of each chromosome. When two reproductive cells unite, they become a single cell that contains two copies of each chromosome. This cell then divides and its successors divide numerous times, eventually producing a mature individual with a full set of paired chromosomes in virtually all of its cells.
Besides the linear chromosomes found in the nucleus, the cells of humans and other complex organisms carry a much smaller type of chromosome similar to those seen in bacteria. This circular chromosome is found in mitochondria, which are structures located outside the nucleus that serve as the cell's powerhouses.
Scientists think that, in the past, mitochondria were free-living bacteria with the ability to convert oxygen into energy. When these bacteria invaded cells lacking the power to tap into oxygen's power, the cells retained them, and, over time, the bacteria evolved into modern-day mitochondria.
Romans 1:20 ‘For since the creation of the world GOD’s invisible qualities --- His eternal power and divine nature --- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.’
Creation by evolution will only ever be a theory.
When you look at the teleological reasons for GOD's having designed and created life in all its forms; wisdom, intelligence and reasoning exclude any other possibilities.
Evolution cannot create, it is only a process of adaptation or distortion of what already exists, it can only produce a lesser form of, or maybe a parallel variation of what has already been created; continued development and improvement are out of the question. The sheer chance of random or natural selection and mutation has been proven to lead to a loss of genetic information. A process of evolution or mutation cannot produce new information. Deoxyribonucleic Acid, commonly known as DNA, must have been created, for it to exist, as the genetic code cannot increase, it can only decrease. Genes store information in long strings of DNA, in the form of chemical letters called A, T, C and G. So that genes can be accurately copied, each gene consists of two parallel strands of DNA held together by links between the code letters of one strand and those on the other strand. A's always link to T's and C's always link to G's, the whole process is designed to replicate itself and to not evolve. Mutations are errors in DNA, and are changes in genes which already exist, they cannot create properties in order to meet adaptational needs. Evolution cannot bring anything into existence, it is only a process which changes something which already exists.
There are thousands of what scientists call 'bio - chemical machines' in a living cell, and their function proves that it is impossible for chemicals to evolve into a living system.
There are many forms of life which are made up of interdependent integral parts, and unless all these parts exist in fully developed combination, the life form they support could not exist at all. This rules out their evolutionary and gradual development. Creatures whose reproduction and existence are dependent on other creatures, could only exist if they were both fully formed right from the start, therefore gradual development is impossible. Their existence in partial form is impossible.
It is scientifically accepted that simple organisms cannot change themselves into complex organisms.
The human brain is infinitely more complex than the most advanced computer, yet some of those very clever computer designers still consider the brain to have resulted from a random evolutionary process of pure chance, even though the brain is developed far beyond our ability to fully utilize it, and is possibly unlimited in its capacity therefore such thinking is illogical. The complexity, brilliance and miraculous operation of the human brain defies any likelihood of evolutionary origin.
Tests on the alpha haemoglobin of a snake, a crocodile and a chicken have shown the reptiles to be more closely related to the chicken, than to each other, so similarities in design cannot indicate common ancestry when there is no similarity in the genetic make-up. A designer / creator is the only explanation.
An aeroplane consists of 100% non-flying parts, but without a designer and maker, they will never fly. Likewise you can have all the bio-chemical ingredients of life, but given as much time as you like, without a designer - creator - they will never form themselves into a highly organised living being.
A process of sheer chance cannot result in design. The intricacies, variations, patterns and beauty of design in nature do not leave room for anything other than a designer / creator.
Complex systems such as the human blood clotting mechanism could not have arisen by gradual step by step evolutionary process. This mechanism, involving more than a dozen proteins, could not have emerged fully operative in a single mutation, and could not have been built gradually as it would have been useless in anything less than its complete, operational form.
There are many examples of different forms of life being interdependent. Here is just one example of such evidence:
Albert Einstein said: “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years remaining to live.”
The vast majority of plants need an “outside” “pollinator” to move the pollen. Most of these pollinators are bees. Without bees, pollination will not occur and the plant will die. Most of the plant world is dependent on bees for their survival.
European analysts estimate that as many as 84 % of the world’s plant species and 76 % of world food production depend on bees.
Therefore plants and bees must have come into existence in complete form and at the same time.
(What scientists do know is that bee populations are in trouble. The populations of the four most common U.S. bee species are down by 90 percent from a few decades ago, while beekeepers in Europe report annual hive losses of 30% or more. China and Japan are also witnessing significant bee scarcities, which is very concerning.)
Birds have hollow bones to enable them to fly without carrying excess weight. This is a clear example of design. Evolution is incapable of ‘deciding’ this.
‘Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome’ by John C. Sanford (2005, 2008), with empirical evidence about the occurrence of negative mutations greatly outweighing positive mutations. He argued for devolution in his book and summarized all evolutionary major population models in the appendix. The human DNA increases in mistakes with each generation. Genetic entropy produces disintegration over time.
(The term ‘genome’ was adapted in 1920 by Hans Winkler, professor of botany at the University of Hamburg, Germany. The Oxford English Dictionary suggests the name ‘genome’ to be a blend of the words ‘gene’, ‘chromosome’ and ‘autosome.’)
‘Irreducible Complexity’ excludes any possibility of gradual development. This proves that all complex organisms cannot reach their operational function gradually, and cannot function at all without coming into existence as a complete, fully developed, functioning system.
Also organisms which can only exist with absolute dependency on each other, cannot possibly exist in partial formation, or without both being in fully functioning operation; therefore gradual development is out of the question. Interdependent existence can only be so if each creature is fully developed from the start, = completeness from the outset.
Science cannot answer the ultimate questions about life. Science is only a process and practice of trying to find answers. Sometimes it does and sometimes it is a forever ongoing process of continual trying. In most cases when scientists think they have found the answer, they have to modify their conclusions, or even totally reject them as they find out more information which contradicts their earlier ‘findings’.
Conception, pregnancy and birth are a re-creation of true magnificence, and are a process which cannot possibly have developed from a process of evolution. How could anything reproduce itself, with all its unique features, unless the process of doing so had come into fully operational, fully functional existence, from the first moment.? This is an evolutionary impossibility which can only be explained by Creation.
Memorial of Creation.
The Sabbath (seventh day of the week = Saturday) is actually a memorial of creation, because it is the day on which GOD rested after HIS six days of creation.
Evolution (mutation, random selection or natural selection, which are all the same thing), to have produced life as we know it in all its forms, would have needed the beneficial mutations to completely dominate the recessive mutations, and to have produced the result instantly. Recessive mutations far exceed the beneficial ones, but even if creation was possible by this method, the time taken to reach life, let alone intelligent design and intelligent, highly conscious human beings; would have taken far, far longer than the wildest scientific theoretical estimates of the age of the universe. The whole theory of evolution is full of wild contradictions, which can only serve to eliminate it. In science and physics a natural law has to be a proven, undeniable fact, hence evolution will only ever be a theory. Darwin’s principles of testing alone, prove his theory wrong.
It is now well known that Charles Darwin, late in his life, wrote to, and told close friends and associates that his 'theory' was just a hypothesis which he used as a challenge, to stimulate thinking, reasoning, and discussion, in favour of creation versus evolutionary development. However people swallowed his challenge as being supportive of evolution which they accepted unquestioningly. However, realizing that it did not stand up, he could not accept it himself.
Just one line of evidence for rejecting Darwinism is that Charles Darwin had a huge problem from the beginning in trying to convince educated scientists that all life forms were the result of blind chance. According to Darwin, life evolved because of myriads of very small changes in various life forms over a very long period of time. Yet, the fossil record shows the exact opposite, the reason being that fossils show us that everything from primitive trilobites to Tyrannosaurus Rex were fully formed, and we see the same thing in today’s world: an array of fully developed life forms, such as dogs, cats, cows, horses, and other animals, each fully formed with great variety within its own kind. Birds, and amazing sea creatures of all kinds are fully functional, and yet children are taught in schools, that all evolved gradually from ‘lesser forms.’
Not only does all the evidence point to a creator, but one so extremely clever that He is beyond our ability to comprehend. How pathetic of us to even question His existence. The ‘theory of evolution’ is a hollow theory of deception. So-called ‘missing links’ will be forever missing because such a concept is only an unproven postulation (theoretical imagination,) a theory needed to support another theory (unsupported imagination.) Hence the statement: “It is assumed that ‘such and such is the case,’ therefore ------.’ How can one theory support or prove another theory?
It was in 1953 that James Watson and Francis Crick achieved what appeared impossible - discovering the genetic structure deep inside the nucleus of our cells. We call this genetic material DNA, an abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid.
The discovery of the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule opened the floodgates for scientists to examine the code embedded within it. Now, more than half a century after the initial discovery, the DNA code has been deciphered - although many of its elements are still not well understood.
What has been found has profound implications regarding Darwinian evolution, the theory taught in schools all over the world that all living beings have evolved by natural processes through mutation and natural selection.
Donail MacDonail of Trinity College, Dublin, found that genes store information in DNA as chemical letters and that the pattern of linkages between the letters form a parity code, which is further evidence of deliberate creation and of specific design to avoid evolutional change of the species.
Evolutionism excludes intelligent cause, moral law, and essential meaning, and therefore cannot justify a destiny involving hope or intelligently planned outcome.
I include two examples of life, the Clownfish and the Bombardier Beetle, which reflect intelligent design and which could not have existed in any lesser form than their complete, fully functional complexity; hence creation is the only explanation:
The Clownfish lives on Australia's Great Barrier Reef where it stakes out its territory on a sea anemone. The sea anemone looks like a plant but it is actually an animal and is related to creatures such as coral polyps, jellyfish and blue bottle jellyfish. Sea anemones kill and eat any small fish or animals that blunder into them. The anemone stings its prey to death, then conveys it to a central digestive area inside its body. So what is the poor clownfish doing in such a dangerous environment?
The clownfish is covered with a mucus which mimics quite closely the flavour of the mucus of the anemone. There is a mutual relationship between the clownfish and the anemone. When the clownfish eats food, it spills the odd bit and the anemone gets to eat it, so the anemone benefits. But how does the clownfish benefit? The anemone provides the perfect place for the clownfish to live, protected from all sorts of predators by a lethal friend. So one gets protection, the other gets food.
The adult clownfish is yellow and brown with white stripes. Clownfish are so specialised that they can only live in and around a sea anemone, so securing their own anemone is very important. The clownfish mates for life and is extremely territorial, staking their claim to a sea anemone and living there for years.
However, if the adult male should be taken by a predator, the most mature child, which up to this point is sexless, then becomes a male and takes the place of his father. This clownfish therefore goes on to mate with his own mother. Even more interesting is if the female should die the adult male becomes a female almost immediately and the most mature child becomes a male and therefore starts to mate with its father which has now become a female. This sex change enables the clownfish to continue breeding without having to go off on a dangerous search for another mate, thus leaving the safety of its anemone.
Consider the virtual impossibility of working out the family tree of the clownfish and of all this happening as the result of chance.
The Bombardier Beetle:
The following description of one of God's fascinating creations was found in a book called 'The Collapse of Evolution' pp.78-79 by Scott Huse. Creatures like the Bombardier Beatle cause evolutionists to have cold sweats! Many other such examples are found in nature. They are reported in various books which critically investigate the evolutionary hypothesis. The Bombardier Beetle is a small insect that is armed with a shockingly impressive defence system. Whenever threatened by an enemy attack, this spirited little beetle blasts irritating and odious gases, which are at 212 degrees F. out from two tail pipes right into the unfortunate face of the would be aggressor, firing repeatedly at the rate of 2000 pulsations per second, a stunning 20 metres per second.
Dr. Wermann Schildknecht, a German chemist, studied the bombardier beetle to find out how he accomplishes this impressive chemical feat. He learned that the beetle makes his explosive, by rapidly mixing together two very dangerous chemicals (hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide) and injects them into a heart-shaped combustion chamber which contains mainly water. In addition to these two chemicals, this clever little beetle adds another type of chemical known as an inhibitor. The inhibitor prevents the chemicals from blowing up and enables the beetle to store the chemicals indefinitely. Whenever our beetle friend is approached by a predator, such as a frog, he squirts the stored chemicals into the two combustion tubes, and at precisely the right moment he adds another chemical (catalase) an anti-inhibitor which greatly speeds up the reaction. This knocks out the inhibitor, and a violent explosion occurs right in the face of the poor attacker.
Could such a marvellous and complex mechanism have evolved piecemeal over millions of years? The evolutionist is forced to respond with a somewhat sheepish "yes", but a brief consideration of this opinion will reveal its preposterous nature. According to evolutionary 'thinking' there must have been thousands of generations of beetles improperly mixing these hazardous chemicals in fatal evolutionary experiments, blowing themselves to pieces. Eventually, we are assured, they arrived at the magic formula, but what about the development of the inhibitor? There is no need to evolve an inhibitor unless you already have the two chemicals you are trying to inhibit. On the other hand, if you already have the two chemicals without the inhibitor, it is already too late, for you have just blown yourself up. Obviously, such an arrangement would never arise apart from intelligent foresight and planning. Nevertheless, let us assume that our little beetle friend somehow managed to simultaneously develop the two chemicals along with the all-important inhibitor.
The resultant solution would offer no benefit at all to the beetle, for it would just sit there as a harmless concoction. To be of any value to the beetle, the anti-inhibitor must be added to the solution. So, once again, for thousands of generations we are supposed to believe that these poor beetles mixed and stored these chemicals for no particular reason or advantage until finally, the anti-inhibitor was perfected. Now he is really getting somewhere! With the anti-inhibitor developed he can now blow himself to pieces, frustrating the efforts of the hungry predator who wants to eat him. Oh yes, he still needs to evolve the two combustion tubes, and a precision communications and timing network to control and adjust the critical direction and timing of the explosion. So here we go again, for thousands of generations these carefree little beetles went around celebrating the 4th of July by blowing themselves to pieces until finally they mastered their new found powers. But what would be the motivation for such disastrous, trial and error, piecemeal evolution? Everything in evolution is supposed to make perfect sense and have a logical purpose, or else it would never develop. But such a process does not make any sense at all, and to propose that the entire defence system evolved all at once is astronomically improbable, if not impossible. Yet, nature abounds with countless such examples of perfect coordination. Thus, we can only conclude that the surprising little bombardier beetle is a strong witness for special creation, for there is no other rational explanation for such a wonder.
Amazing revelations about DNA.
As scientists began to decode the human DNA molecule, they found something quite unexpected - an exquisite 'language' composed of some 3 billion genetic letters. "One of the most extraordinary discoveries of the twentieth century," says Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Centre for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Wash., "was that DNA actually stores information - the detailed instructions for assembling proteins-in the form of a four-character digital code" (quoted by Lee Strobel, ‘The Case for a Creator’, 2004, p. 224).
It is hard to fathom, but the amount of information in human DNA is roughly equivalent to 12 sets of The Encyclopaedia Britannica; an incredible 384 volumes" worth of detailed information that would fill 48 feet of library shelves!
Yet in their actual size-which is only two millionths of a millimetre thick, a teaspoon of DNA, according to molecular biologist Michael Denton, could contain all the information needed to build the proteins for all the species of organisms that have ever lived on the earth, and "there would still be enough room left for all the information in every book ever written" (‘Evolution: A Theory in Crisis’, 1996, p. 334).
Who or what could miniaturize such information and place this enormous number of 'letters' in their proper sequence as a genetic instruction manual?
Could evolution have gradually come up with a system like this? Impossible!
DNA contains a genetic language.
Let's first consider some of the characteristics of this genetic 'language.' For it to be rightly called a language, it must contain the following elements: an alphabet or coding system, correct spelling, grammar (a proper arrangement of the words), meaning (semantics) and an intended purpose.
Scientists have found the genetic code has all of these key elements. "The coding regions of DNA," explains Dr. Stephen Meyer, "have exactly the same relevant properties as a computer code or language" (quoted by Strobel, p. 237, emphasis in original).
The only other codes found to be true languages are all of human origin. Although we do find that dogs bark when they perceive danger, bees dance to point other bees to a source and whales emit sounds, to name a few examples of other species" communication, none of these have the composition of a language. They are only considered low-level communication signals.
The only types of communication considered high-level are human languages, far above artificial languages such as computer and Morse codes and the genetic code. No other communication system has been found to contain the basic characteristics of a language.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, commented that: "DNA is like a software program, only much more complex than anything we’ve (humanity) ever devised."
Can you imagine something more intricate than the most complex program running on a supercomputer being devised by accident through evolution-no matter how much time, how many mutations and how much natural selection are taken into account?
So to believe that the genetic code gradually evolved in Darwinian style would break all the known rules of how matter, energy and the laws of nature work. In fact, there has not been found in nature any example of one information system inside the cell gradually evolving into another functional information program.
Just recently, one of the world's most famous atheists, Professor Antony Flew, admitted he couldn't explain how DNA was created and developed through evolution. He now accepts the need for an intelligent source to have been involved in the making of the DNA code.
"What I think the DNA material has done, is show that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinary diverse elements together," he said, quoted by Richard Ostling, "Leading Atheist Now Believes in GOD."
(Associated Press report, Dec. 9, 2004).
Male and female dilemma for evolutionists:
There are no male and female protozoans, no masculine and feminine amoebas. Most single celled organisms reproduce by simply dividing. If such a function worked satisfactorily, why and how on earth did two sexes originate? Male and female human beings have distinguishing features and characteristics together with different sexual organs which complement each other perfectly. How could they possibly form gradually in parallel development, remaining useless until eventually fully and perfectly developed. The whole aspect of anatomy, bio-chemistry and behaviour is full of irreducible complexity.
It is no wonder that Satan and the demonic powers attack the purity of sexuality, for it is our sexuality expressed together in male and female that reveals the image of GOD. His image shines in glory, is revealed, propagated and completed within the procreative powers of male and female together. It is here that we find the true beauty of the divine plan shining through in the fact of sexual reproduction pointing to a Creator.
We humans use our extremely limited, finite abilities of reasoning, together with our so-called logic, to analyse and maybe justify or reject what is beyond our understanding and comprehension. To reject what GOD has inspired writers of the Bible to record; and replace that with our own compromised conclusions, allows us to reject the very truth of GOD’s creation. How futile to use our very limited finite reasoning to reject the creator who offers us eternal perfection of infinite magnificence, where death and everything negative does not exist. To do this, is to exclude ourselves from, and reject an eternal future life of magnificence beyond our wildest dreams.
In a book named ‘The Genesis Enigma’ (2009) by Andrew Parker, (Professor), evolutionary biologist and Honorary Research Fellow at Green Templeton College at Oxford University, he states (page 109 quoting 1000 million years) that jelly fish and Ediacaran animals lived 570 million years ago, and yet are still in their same form; which suggests that evolutionary development was selective. I question the theoretical extrapolation of whatever dating formula he uses into thousands of millions of years. Firstly he would need to assume uniformitarianism of so many factors, in spite of suggested known or assumed variables and factors. On page 114 he refers to an ‘experiment by nature’. Nature is the result of creation; nature itself does not experiment. He also says (page 214) that “I will weed out anything irrational in this subject of science versus religion”. This implies extremely limited reasoning and rationalizing, in rejecting anything which is not part of his understanding. To not accept and believe anything outside such limitation is trapping oneself in a prison of futility. GOD does many things which are outside our understanding.
A beautiful reflection of the future:
1 Corinthians 2:9 ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what GOD has prepared for those who love HIM.’
Our finite mind cannot comprehend infinity; we can understand what it means, but cannot comprehend the actual reality of it. Albert Einstein said “I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.”
In his writings on page 221 he says: ‘Lets get on with finding GOD within these new boundaries,’ I consider this, once again, to be applying severe limitation to what should be an open unlimited exploration. GOD’s abilities, knowledge, and power, do not have boundaries. What audacity to decide on what limited grounds and conditions the search as to whether GOD exists, will take place. On top of this he makes a comment - ‘the claptrap of creationism.’
Creation says that the actual creation of life on earth was 6000 years ago, not the earth itself, which was already in existence. GOD changed it all into habitable formation with extremely good design, function, and operating principles, and filled it with life.
Theories to the contrary are severely lacking in substance.
The seven day week:
The seven day week is evidence of creation, as is the Sabbath day, being the seventh day, of rest, after the six days of creation. The seven day week has existed from the beginning of recorded time. It is based on and emanates from 6 (six) days of creation plus 1 (one) day of rest. There is no other explanation, it is not based on any solar or lunar pattern or principle, as are the length of a day, a month and a year. Changes in the calendar do not affect the seven day week which has been constant without variation.
If evolution and human 'intelligence' are processes by which life develops, progresses, and advances, then why is the world becoming degraded, and suffering in so many ways with problems such as intolerance, fighting, wars, power plays, crime, selfishness, greed, pollution, exploitation, selfishness, manipulation, terrorism, cruelty, earthquakes, weather extremes, diseases, and disasters. There are vested interests even suppressing, withholding and destroying developments which would improve life and benefit humanity but which are not within their selfish, greedy interests of making money.
Hence: 1Timothy 6:10 ‘The love of money is the root of most kinds of evil’
Yes, GOD will eventually intervene again and His people who are sleeping in death will be resurrected into new immortal, glorified bodies, and those still alive will be instantly changed into similar bodies to reign with HIM eternally in HIS Kingdom, just as HE originally planned, before Adam and Eve ruined it by disobedience in the Garden of Eden. All those people who are not HIS, will eventually be banished forever. The choice is their’s.
The spiritual dimension of humans v animals:
Many people are of the opinion that humans and animals are of the same kind, which indicates a lack of understanding. Humans cannot know the many things of human knowledge except by the human spirit within them; so likewise people cannot know and understand spiritual knowledge and the things of GOD, except by having the Holy Spirit of GOD within them. No animal brain can understand or comprehend human affairs, without having the human spirit; likewise no human brain can understand, comprehend and fathom divine spiritual truth, without a Holy Spirit filled heart and mind; which places them in a truly separate dimension from animals. GOD created mankind in HIS own image and likeness, with a spiritual component that reveals the staggering potential of mankind as being beyond belief. Without the Holy Spirit, mankind cannot have, understand and appreciate the concepts of perfection and eternity and the full meaning of this life in the far bigger picture.
Hebrews 11:6 ‘And without faith it is impossible to please GOD, because anyone who comes to HIM must believe that HE exists and that HE rewards those who earnestly seek HIM.’
Evidence to disprove evolution and ‘millions of years’ theory: http://www.beforeus.com/man-in-carboniferous.pdf
Evidence for earth only being 6000 years old: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1msS71xL00
Darwinian evolutionary theory destroyed: http://www.creationministries.org/newsletters/CESM%20Newsletter%2020070505%20tyeotayiizld.pdf
Dr. Carl Baugh, ‘Creation In Symphony’ Sessions 1 & 2: www.nazarenemedia.net/uploads/8/1/0/5/.../serie_theevidence.pdf
Further Creation Evidence
Amos 5:8 "He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land—the LORD is His name."
Genesis 1:1-3 "In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth. The earth was unformed and void, darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of GOD hovered over the surface of the water. Then GOD said, 'Let there be light'; and there was light."
Many scientists think that theories about highly concentrated energy appearing out of nothing are consistent with the Bible’s creation story.
We can praise GOD that many scientists have people reconsidering the origin of their existence. May it cause many to realize that science does not disprove the Bible, and that nature itself reveals the intelligent design of GOD the Creator.
Isaiah 45:12 ‘It is I (GOD) who made the earth and created mankind on it. MY own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshalled their starry hosts.’