Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Evolution Doesn't Add Up
• The Bible has absolutely no hint of ages of evolutionary development. Forcing the "days" of Genesis 1 to mean "ages" can be done, but there is no support for that idea in the rest of Scripture (Psalm 33:6-9, 148:5-6; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 4:11; etc.). Throughout Scripture, when the word days is used, it is clear in the context how it is meant. for instance, one can say Back in the Day, it took me a Day fly across the whole state, but in my father's Day, he could not even do it during the Day... those were the Days.
By context, you know each one. In context, numbering the days indicates 24 hour days. saying morning or evening, or both, certainly indicates 24 hour days. using 7 days together to get a week, indicates 24 hour days. The text indicates a week. 168 hours. it is up to you to accept it or reject it if you wish, and I used to reject, but now I accept it. If you email me, and wish to look at it more closely, i will respond.
• Evolution, precisely macro evolution (species to other species) is not observed at all today. Empirical science is based on observation and verification. Nothing (from bacteria to people) is "evolving" into a "higher order." Period.
• Fossil data does not show any transitional forms. If evolution occurred prior to recorded history, it can only be documented by the fossils embedded in the water-deposited rocks of earth. Those "missing links" are still missing. Actually, we are not missing Links. We are missing the Chain!
• God's stated purpose for creating excludes evolution. The creation reveals the Creator (Romans 1:20, Psalm 19:1-4), gives authority to the message of Jesus Christ (John 1:1-14, Colossians 1:16-18), and is the foundation for the gospel and for worship (Revelation 14:6-7). Creating is what God does at the moment of the new birth (Ephesians 2:8-10).
If you wish to discuss this civilly, please send me a message.
(thanks to ICR.org for some content).