An Anti-Evolution Rant

It is deeply mys­te­ri­ous to me how any one — espe­cial­ly those who know the truth and have believed into Jesus — can embrace evo­lu­tion as even a pos­si­bil­i­ty of man’s origins.

Exo­dus 20:11 states, “For in six days the Lord made heav­en and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rest­ed on the sev­enth day. There­fore the Lord blessed the Sab­bath day and made it holy” (empha­sis mine).

That is very plain to me. It leaves very lit­tle room to fina­gle it into mean­ing some­thing else. Per­haps you believe Moses wrote in var­i­ous metaphors because the poor Israelites were too dumb to under­stand the truth and had to be spo­ken down to by mix­ing truth with the pagan cre­ation myths that they were famil­iar with. If that is what you believe, per­haps you are too dumb blind deceived to under­stand the truth? Twist­ing such an inane inter­pre­ta­tion into accounts of cre­ation is ridicu­lous when com­pared to just how immense­ly deep the rest of the Scrip­tures are! Some of the most bril­liant minds ever have stud­ied the Book and have yet to exhaust its rich­es or to expound all of its truths! And we’re to expect that regard­ing Cre­ation, God thought man was too dumb to under­stand “you came from ani­mals” and so He uti­lized the lie, “You came direct­ly from dust?” Right.

If Cre­ation is mere­ly metaphor, there would have been no rea­son for the Israelites to keep the Sab­bath because there was nev­er a sev­enth day upon which God rest­ed. If Adam & Eve were mere­ly metaphor, then there was no Fall and man has no sin nature and all the lost peo­ple of the world may actu­al­ly be right in believ­ing that man is “basi­cal­ly good” rather than moral­ly bank­rupt and whol­ly sin­ful through and through. If there was no first Adam, there is absolute­ly no rea­son for there to have been a last Adam, or maybe that was all a huge metaphor also and there is noth­ing at all lit­er­al in the Bible? If the first sev­er­al pages of Scrip­ture are plain lies, why believe any­thing else afterward!?

If you want to be a Chris­t­ian, why is it so hard to sim­ply believe as Jesus did? In Mark 10:6, He ref­er­ences the human race as being male & female “from the begin­ning of the cre­ation,” a plain ref­er­ence to the activ­i­ty of Gen­e­sis 1:27. Was Jesus, the Cre­ator Him­self, con­fused? Did He real­ly mean “from a few bil­lion years into the cre­ation, man has been male and female”?

This kind of rea­son­ing is famil­iar. It’s the same kind of rea­son­ing that the Roman Catholics use to make Peter the first pope or the Jeho­vah’s Wit­ness­es use to rob Jesus of His Deity. It is a rea­son­ing which throws the Ref­or­ma­tion gem of “Scrip­ture Alone” into the toi­let, flush­es, and min­gles what’s left of the author­i­ty giv­en the Scrip­tures with a sub­sti­tute author­i­ty — a Book of Mor­mon, a Cat­e­chism of the Catholic Church, or per­haps even evo­lu­tion­ary science.

The Bible is author­i­ta­tive in what­ev­er area it speaks, and it cer­tain­ly speaks of man’s ori­gins. If any­thing speaks oth­er­wise — sci­ence, cults, or even a voice from Heav­en — it must be tried against the words of Scrip­tures. And guess what? Author­i­ty is not giv­en us to wrest the Scrip­tures to fit anoth­er author­i­ty; the rule does not bend to that which is being mea­sured, for it would dis­tort or break and be worth­less for mea­sur­ing. Like­wise is the Scrip­tures. Tak­en alone, the Words are pure and are an excel­lent guide. But the moment some­one wants to bend the Words to fit anoth­er author­i­ty, sud­den­ly noth­ing at all makes sense for the rule is no longer true.


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13 responses to “An Anti-Evolution Rant”

  1. Justin Avatar
    Justin

    Woot! Hel­lo, I am Justin, and I approve this mes­sage! (Haha­ha, a lit­tle pol­i­tics com­mer­cial humor.)

    I real­ly hate it when evo­lu­tion­ists say that evo­lu­tion con­tra­dicts the Bible. No! It is the oth­er way around! The Bible con­tra­dicts evo­lu­tion. Why should sci­ence have to set the stan­dard? It should­n’t. Yet, alas, many Chris­tians believe it does and in doing so rob God’s glo­ry in creation.

    “If Adam & Eve were mere­ly metaphor, then there was no Fall and man has no sin nature and all the lost peo­ple of the world may actu­al­ly be right in believ­ing that man is “basically goodâ€? rather than moral­ly bank­rupt and whol­ly sin­ful through and through.”

    And if all peo­ple are “basi­cal­ly good” then there was no need for Jesus, no need for sal­va­tion, no need for redemp­tion. In the words of Hen­ry Mor­ri­son, “It all goes… Back to Gen­e­sis!” Hahaha!

    If any­one wants a good web­site about cre­ation, check out http://www.icr.org

  2. Colin Avatar

    That was sim­ply amazing.

    *sighs* I love creation.

  3. Justin Avatar
    Justin

    You know what, I’ll be study­ing evo­lu­tion in biol­o­gy class in a cou­ple days. I’m debat­ing whether I should sit in and pos­si­bly sup­press all rage against it or go to the coun­selor and see if there is some­thing I can do instead of evo­lu­tion. I will NOT take a test that makes me say evo­lu­tion is the way we were cre­at­ed. It is an insult to me reli­gious­ly and academically.

  4. jim Avatar
    jim

    Hi there Justin:
    I sug­gest you attend the biol­o­gy class. Of course you should pray that God will keep you calm.

    You need to know what they believe and teach, in order to counter their claims. How­ev­er, if you have ANY doubts what­so­ev­er about your abil­i­ty to remain calm, and more impor­tant­ly, that there is even the slight­est chance that they might change your mind about your God, then do every­thing you can to get out of the class. I for one love biol­o­gy, EVERY day they are dis­cov­er­ing more and more unamigin­able com­plex­i­ty. Yet, the evo­lu­tion­ists some­how can’t see the light. THIS is the great mys­tery that I am try­ing to fig­ure out, how can they not see their errors in logic.

    Jim

  5. Justin Avatar
    Justin

    Hel­lo Jim! :) Are you new here? Sor­ry if you aren’t, I don’t know who vis­its and who does not.

    That’s what I’m most like­ly going to do. Now, I think when I wrote the pre­vi­ous state­ment I was overex­ager­at­ing (did I spell that cor­rect­ly?). I loathe evo­lu­tion to the core, but I don’t think “rage” was the best word for it.

    I doubt that they could ever change my mind about Cre­ation! Hahaha!

    Thanks!

  6. Colin Avatar

    Evo­lu­tion enrages me…I have no prob­lem admit­ting it. But I can be civ­il whilst sit­ting there lis­ten­ing to it. But don’t expect me to not respond to it.

    If I were there, I’d prob­a­bly point out any out­dat­ed infor­ma­tion they used. (actu­al­ly, I did a report on evo­lu­tion using much out­dat­ed infor­ma­tion in my ethics class)

  7. Justin Avatar
    Justin

    Haha­ha! Col­in, that is exact­ly what I was plan­ning to do! Espe­cial­ly when we hit archeoepy­tyrx. My best friend is an evo­lu­tion­ist, so I sus­pect he’ll be doing a lot of rebut­tals. Either way, I don’t need sci­ence to prove cre­ation. I’ve got the tes­ti­mo­ny in my heart.

  8. Justin Avatar
    Justin

    Great, right now I am in biol­o­gy and we are study­ing evo­lu­tion on the com­put­er. I have to go to some site that’ll teach me the “facts” of evo­lu­tion. The very first ques­tion I have to answer is “Explain evo­lu­tion in 5 words or less”. So, in paran­the­ses, I put (A down right lie). I’ll have fun with this sheet. Talk to every­one lat­er! God bless!

  9. Justin Avatar
    Justin

    Haha­ha! The only response the sites I’ve looked at have received from me are anger and stunned amaze­ment. I can­not believe the lies that are being per­pepu­at­ed on these sites for STUDENTS! One of the sites was for chil­dren! And of course they try to prove that evo­lu­tion is not ran­dom and that it does not dis­prove God. ARGH! I wish I could post on these sites! Oh well, got­ta go.

  10. Colin Avatar

    First off: Sci­ence does prove cre­ation. =) But I think I know what you meant.

    Sec­ond off: Are they try­ing to teach you macro-evo­lu­tion or micro-evolution?

    Third off: Good answer. A down right lie. I’ll have to remem­ber that.

  11. Justin Avatar
    Justin

    You are right, Col­in, it does. Ah, but not many hon­est sci­en­tists will admit to it. And, they are try­ing to teach me both. I have no prob­lem with microevo­lu­tion, it’s the macro- that I get upset with. So, how is every­one today? :)

  12. Colin Avatar

    I threw my phi­los­o­phy teacher for a loop dur­ing an evo­lu­tion debate. I said I had no prob­lem with micro-evo­lu­tion (in fact, I said it dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion, and he sor­ta lost that point) then dur­ing the ques­tion answer part, some­one kept using the word “sci­ence” in rapid suc­ces­sion so I asked that he define sci­ence. And he stuck the word “observ­able” in there, which was perfect.

    I asked him “What part of evo­lu­tion have you observed?” and he said “When I was in 11th grade, I observed two dif­fer­ent species of fish and dis­cov­ered that they were real­ly sim­i­lar.” and I said “Yes, I sup­pose that proves that they came from a com­mon ances­tor, right?” he said, “Of course.” I said “Yeah, it was prob­a­bly a fish.” My teacher got con­fused and said “Wait, you believe in micro-evo­lu­tion?” I said “YES! I said that in my presentation.”

  13. jim Avatar
    jim

    Been away for a while. It is invig­o­rat­ing to see the work of those who are stand­ing up against the evo­lu­tion lie. Stay the course.
    jim

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