11/22/16: Creation vs. Evolution
Every few years, another round of the debate comes up between Creation and evolution. Ever since Darwin’s Origin of Species, Christians have been in the fight of their lives over whether or not God created the universe. The definitive answer takes faith no matter what side of the debate you are on.
I contend that it takes much more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in Creation. Evolution takes chance after chance after far-fetched chance to believe that the chain of events it claims actually happened that way. First of all, there’s this big bang, an incredible explosion of gasses that ends up forming galaxies, universes, the heavens, planets, stars, and a highly organized single-cell structure. That single cell eventually multiplies, forming a multi-celled organism that again begins to differentiate up the chain until you ultimately get to man. To believe this theory (and it is still called a theory today) is to truly have a great amount of faith in chance. If just one thing went wrong anywhere along the way of these supposed millions of years of changes, the whole theory would be shot. The mathematical probability is astronomical that every single change happened just that way to form the universe and the living creatures we know to exist today. Such faith!
On the other hand, a far simpler – and I dare say a much more logical – answer to the where-did-it-all-come-from question exists. Two Bible verses – one in the Old Testament and the other in the New – make it crystal clear. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (NKJ). And Hebrews 11:3 proclaims, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (NKJ).
God, the invisible One to us until Jesus’ incarnation, created the visible. There’s no believing in chance involved. All that’s necessary is belief and faith in God. Start there, and everything else – from how the world was created to knowing our purpose in it – falls in line. It’s a faith thing; have faith in God.
And by the way, if there was nothing to begin with, what exploded?
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Mission Trip Update! I think about Africa every day. I met a lady from South Africa today. She was a visitor at my church. Before I said hello, she grabbed my hand and said, “You look like Africa. Are you from there?” When I answered without an accent, she said she knew I was American, but she still insisted I looked like Africa. Then I told her I had just returned from the Motherland! Later, when I met her daughter, she proclaimed that I looked like I was either Kenyan or Nigerian. What’s happening? Too cool!
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