Friday 30 November 2012

Evolution is an Unsubstantiated Theory

In 1987, I sat under one of Britain's experts in evolution while studying at the University of Birmingham, England. Each week I would thrust my hand in the air to request the lecturer to re-explain these almost unexplainable quantum leaps in the development of life-forms. He presented no sound arguments. How could he? There is not the slightest evidence in the fossil record or any other record of these miraculous steps upwards to produce higher life forms. Evolution is an unproven theory, some would say a myth!

Despite the lack of evidence to underpin these wild evolutionary claims it has not deterred the academic world from developing a sophisticated narrative of the development of animal and plant forms, often footnoted with some comment about "millions of years ago". There is so much to say on this subject and there is so much which must be said.

In the UK today, there are huge governmental pressures in the name of "political correctness" to accept the government's "new morality" with its sophisticated approach to religion, ethics, evolution and science. To object at any point is to be labelled as a bigot or to be called "narrow-minded'. Well, I dissent to the notion of evolution on sound academic grounds. The implications of accepting evolution are immense with respect to ethics and morality. There is a much better alternative and it is to accept a world-view which has the belief in God at its heart and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

A recent BBC historical documentary called "The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler" ( repeatedly stresses that much of Hitler's evil schemes were established on Darwinian principles. Therefore, do not be misled in thinking that the acceptance of the theory of evolution is innocent. Of course, I am not suggesting that it leads all people to endorsing the wicked ideas of Hitler, but the implications can be devastating and far-reaching.

Now, the Bible is very clear and it always has been. The Book of Genesis was given by inspiration of God to Moses to clarify the whole matter. This revelation given by God came well in advance of the work of Charles Darwin. This book teaches us that: "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" (Gen 1:1). God almighty created all things in six literal days and at the end of this act of Creation, he rested.

We read in Genesis 2:1-3 "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation".

The first man was called Adam and he was created by God and he was a real, literal and historic person. All humanity has descended from Adam. It is long overdue for Christians to present articulate counter-arguments to the ever-present teaching on evolution and the often common link with "new atheism" that is so prevalent and trendy. This is the counsel of Almighty God to new or old school atheists, so be warned: "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God' ”.

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