|Biology - 4
by Bruce Malone
Concepts have consequences. People act on what they believe to be true. As America continues to indoctrinate her children through a public education system which only allows evidences which neatly fit into a naturalistic explanation of life, we will increasingly become a society which looks only to itself for answers to life's questions.
If we have evolved from apes, if we are just another animal and only in some spiritual sense related to God...then who sets the rules? Whose standards should define right from wrong, good from bad, helpful from harmful, lawful from unlawful? Without an absolute basis for morals, the distinction between these antithetical concepts becomes blurred. The ultimate result is a spiraling descent toward meaninglessness and a degradation of the value of human life. Acknowledgment of creation provides answers to these foundational questions of life which are based on factual scientific and historical evidence. But if evolution is true, then only a leap of faith provides answers. If evolution is true, on what FACTUAL BASIS can anyone say his/her "leap of faith" (even a Christian "leap of faith") is right, while someone else's "leap of faith" is wrong?
Fortunately, God does not expect us to accept His existence on such a "leap of faith" because there is abundant evidence for His existence and authority through what He has created. The Bible, which has had a profound and foundational effect on the history of Western civilization, states that humans have to be willfully ignorant to miss the evidence for creation.1 The passage goes on to say that any culture which ignores the evidence for creation (which is what evolution demands) will degenerate into hedonism and the worship of the creation instead of the worship of the Creator. An honest look at moral trends in the Western world confirms that this is exactly what has taken place.
Haeckel's Fraudulent Drawings
Examples of embryonic parts which have been said to be ancestral features are the "gill slits" and the "yolk sac" of the developing baby. The "gill slits" and "yolk sac" serve completely different functions in the human embryo than in that of animals to which they are supposedly related. Gill slits form gills in fish. In humans, they are merely folds forming various glands and facial features. The yolk sac contains food for a reptile, while for a human it has a radically different function. In a human embryo the heart and circulatory system develop before the bones (which will ultimately be the baby's blood source). Yet, the developing baby may have a different blood type than its mother, so cannot use her blood. With no bone marrow to make its own blood, how can the baby continue to develop? The simplest engineering answer would be to provide a temporary alternative supply. The yolk sac serves exactly that purpose, then disappears! As King David said, over 3000 years ago, " We are truly fearfully and wonderfully made." 3
A woman does not have an abortion because she believes in evolution, but how much easier it is to justify killing a developing baby which is just going through some stage of comparative embryology or is just a blob of matter. A man doesn't become a murderer, adulterer, homo-sexual, or rapist because he believes in evolution, but how much easier it is to justify moral disobedience if we are just animals accountable to no one but ourselves. Fortunately, the Maker of this universe has provided a bridge to span the abyss between sinful mankind and Himself. This bridge is open to anyone willing to repent and acknowledge the truth. Search for the Truth and you will find this bridge.
This space has been provided by the Christian Celebration Center and the ARK Foundation of Dayton. If you would like a full set of articles, stop by the church office or write to Bruce Malone; 3275 Monroe Rd.; Midland, MI 48642. Permission is granted to copy for non-profit use. Copyright 1998.