for Truth

by Bruce Malone

Evolution and Christianity Are Mutually Exclusive

"Let not man think or maintain that a man can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's word (the Bible) or in the book of God's works (the created universe)."
- Francis Bacon , Founder of the Scientific Method
Francis Bacon and most of the founders of modern science clearly understood that science could not replace faith in Christ. Far from discounting the possibility of the supernatural, they realized that without an acknowledgment of God, the present could not be adequately explained. The founders of modern science had confidence to proceed with scientific inquiry because of their knowledge that an orderly universe had to have a designer. This confidence in the existance of a personal God, who had created the universe in an orderly fashion, provided the foundation to proceed with scientific inquiry.

Today’s intellectuals have lost this foundation understanding of the purpose of science. The very definition of 'science' has been altered from "acknowledged truths and laws, especially as demonstrated by induction, experiment, or observation" (1934 edition of Webster's New School dictionary) to "knowledge concerning the physical world and its phenomena" (1983 edition of Webster's Collegiate dictionary). This definition removes the idea that "truth" exists and emphasizes natural phenomena. Regardless of the affect God has had in the past, this intervention cannot be considered by modern science because science has been defined to exclude this possibility.

Truths are those things which operate regardless of the opinions of man. Gravity will operate independent of belief, understanding, or interpretation. If the universe and mankind are direct creations of a personally involved God, then this is a truth regardless of how modern man chooses to interpret the evidence surrounding this event. The reason evidence for creation is not commonly known is that our public school system has become increasingly dominated by the philosophy of humanism. The very basis of humanism is that man, not God, is the center and measure of all things. Evolution serves as the primary justification for this belief system. Thus, evolution is presented as fact in the public school system and only evidence supporting this concept is shown to students. Evolution stands in sharp opposition to a Biblical world view in the following ways:

  • The Bible states repeatedly that life reproduces only after its' own kind. Although "kind" is not defined, this is certainly true as we observe the biological world around us. Dogs stay dogs, frogs stay frogs, and people stay people. Yet evolution preaches that all life is a blurred continuum.
  • The God of the Bible demands unselfish sacrifice for the good of others. "The greatest is he who serves the most." Would this same God use a method of dead ends, extinctions, and survival of the fittest to make us?
  • Belief in evolution served as the justification for the excesses of the industrial revolution, for the Nazi elimination of the Jews, for Marxism, and for communism. It also serves as the most basic justification for disbelief in God. Although modern evolutionists try to distance themselves from the consequences of taking their theory into a social realm, these historical atrocities are the logical conclusion of the evolutionary philosophy. If we are a product of biological forces why not extend these forces into our dealing with other humans? Animal groups do not lament wiping each another out in order to survive. Why shouldn't we do the same if we are just part of an evolutionary process which formed us? A Biblical world view leads to the opposite result. It is only by perverting Biblical doctrines that tragedies such as the crusades or inquisition resulted. The consequence of following the teaching of Jesus Christ is self sacrifice and love of one's enemies. Belief in creation is the factual event which ultimately gives life value because it links every human's value to their Creator who loved them enough to die for them.

There is abundant scientific evidence that macro-evolution has never taken place. The fossil record is replete with missing links between major groups of plants & animals; the chemical structure of DNA contains useful information which could not have developed by natural processes; one kind of creature has never been shown to change into a completely different kind; no new organ has ever been shown to develop or even shown how it could develop; there is abundant evidence for a worldwide flood which removes the very basis for a slow gradual interpretation of the fossil record; and there are far more dating methods which indicate that the earth and universe are quite young than methods which indicate that it is very old.

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