GK Chesterton once said:
When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing. They then become capable of believing in anything.
This statement resonates with Romans chapter 1:18-23 which states:
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 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. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
The wonder of creation is all around us. If we claim that everything in nature was somehow mysteriously established in a chaotic and random way, it would be as foolish as claiming that when we see a painting by Rembrandt, a car or a beautiful house, that somehow they simply created themselves. It is simply illogical to ignore the fact that everything on the earth was established through intelligent design. Not only is that true for products created by human beings, but also for nature. It is as strange paradox that human beings are quick to take credit for things they create, yet have difficulty with the concept that they too were created, as was nature.
Here are some of my observations about evolution:
- Evolution is not based on scientific fact.
- Evolution is a belief system.
- It requires great faith to believe in evolution, and much more so than to believe in a God who created all things in the heavens and on the earth.
- The claims made by the disciples of evolutionary theory cannot be proved.
- Never throughout all of known (observable) history, has a change of kind ever been recorded.
- Evolution is based on theory – and that’s a fact.
- Charles Darwin never claimed that he did not believe in the existence of God.
Is it purely coincidental that virtually everyone who believes in evolution does not believe in the existence of a God who created all things? That is either an amazing coincidence or statistically very improbable. This phenomena demonstrates that those who claim to have no faith, do in fact have faith in a belief system that is unprovable and unobservable. Simply put, people prefer to believe a convenient lie rather than face up to the implications of being forced to admit that God does in fact exist. The flagrant denial of the existence of a creator God is based not on observable fact, but on expedience. Mankind does not want to submit to God’s laws and chooses instead to plead ignorance and to appeal to science.
Genesis 1:1 explains that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:24 explains that God created every living creature and every animal on the earth. Genesis 1:27 states that God created man in his own image. The whole of Genesis chapter 1 clearly explains that everything was created by a God who established all things through his mighty power and intelligence.
Amazingly, the account of how everything in the heavens and the earth came into being, appears in the very first book and chapter of the Bible. Is it then purely a coincidence that the theory of evolution is designed to invalidate the existence of God and to invalidate the truth of how everything came into being? By attacking the story of creation in Genesis chapter 1, the theory of evolution has been designed as a weapon to repudiate the Bible in it’s entirety.
No – evolution is not based on science or hard facts. Instead, Romans chapter 1 reveals the real issue behind the lie of evolutionary theory. Gods eternal power and divine nature is evident in his creation, just as the true genius or skill of a painter, builder or tradesman is evident in what they create. But men choose to reject the truth of an intelligent, all powerful and creative God and choose to believe a lie instead. And that’s like standing before a painting created by the artistic genius Rembrandt, and trying to argue that somehow the painting randomly managed to create itself.
By choosing to reject the reality of a creator God, as is profoundly demonstrated in nature, man condemns himself when he chooses to believe a lie.
Is the concept of evolution based on scientific fact or fiction? This excellent video by Ray Comfort strips away the smoke and mirrors that disguises evolution and exposes it for what it really is – a belief system. Evolution cannot possibly be based on scientific facts as is claimed, because in order for something to be regarded as scientific, it has to be observable and repeatable (for example a scientific formula). Despite protests to the contrary, evolution is neither observable nor repeatable as in a scientific experiment.