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In Defence of Creation
Some people certainly do have a lot of misconceptions about the bible, and I suspect people who claim lack of evidence about biblical truths are sometimes staring at truths, seeing but not perceiving, hearing but not understanding. The scientific discipline is pregnant with experts but remain sneeringly short of a uniformed consensus on any given issues in their field. Scientist broadly disagree on issues of importance and to therefore used these changing concepts as a means of denying creation of the highest order testifies of a heart yet in the dark and in need of enlightenment. Darwin had to modify some of his works, when Thomas Huxley challenged his theory of natural selection he admitted, “That in the earlier editions of ‘The Origin of the Species’ I probably attributed too much to the action of natural selection or the survival of the fittest…I had not formally sufficiently considered the science of many structures which appear to be, as far as we can judge, neither beneficial or injurious; and this I believe to be one of the greatest oversights as yet detected in my work”. How can anyone have confidence in a field that one day a so-called breakthrough is lauded to be knocked down the next by another exciting and newly discovered concept?
The Holy Scriptures revealed mans failures and need of atonement but it does not state that humanity exist only to atone, rather what it states is God created a perfect world where He placed mankind who by the behest of an archrival disobeyed His creator plunging the world into darkness and chaos. God hates evil, but He loves mankind, and instead of taking mankind out of the picture He willing offered His son to atone for mans mistakes. Christ atoning blood offers mankind a way of escaping the deep gulf he has fallen into and which now separated between him and God. He therefore has a need for atonement which he could not do of himself, only God could do that. Humanity could not atone for himself, it therefore required a substitute to atone for mans sins. God Loves mankind friends, and proved it by offering a way for us to get out of our sin pit, settled our debt, offering life instead of death, including all of you who denied Him, “That sure makes life worth living”.
Because we fail to see an ‘Intelligent designer’, won’t destroy the truth that He is, and that He will reward you if you seek Him. If you stayed in your house and refuse that there is sun outside to go out, doesn’t necessarily mean there is no sun, it is just your belief. A fish coming from the bottom of the sea and speak of earthquake I am more likely to believe, because he was there. The people who were divinely inspired to write the Holy Scriptures wrote of their experiences, as testimony for us. It’s our choice whether we accept it or not, but don’t destroy other people’s faith because you cannot understand it. The intelligence behind the universe and man’s design are what makes it complex to man not to God, and why scientist cannot come to a common understanding of how they work. Everyday scientist disagree with each other, books after books appeared destroying yesterdays concept, many scientist believe in a creator many others don’t you chose the side of those who don’t, why? Many people deny the existence of a God because of some personal trauma, or circumstances which affected their thinking. Charles Darwin the father of evolution a case in point, his beloved daughter fell ill, he desperately and urgently sought God to save her, but his daughter died. He was so traumatized and many analysts believe he never got over this hurt, which led him down the path of questioning whether God exist. He spent the rest of his life trying to prove God doesn’t exit.
The biblical narratives are not based on scientific research findings, but rather on pure historical sequence of events passed down orally through generations of families until man developed the skill to write it on paper. But what are these scientific evidences you spoke of? Listen to what you say “The universe is estimated at 14.5 billion years old, while our Solar System is estimated at only 4.5 billion years old”. If this is what we offer as evidence, we need to think again, because there are no specifics here but mere speculation, and by the next reading it could go up to an estimated 6 billion? Scientist Peter Atkins wrote, “When we first begin to believe anything, what we believe is not a single proposition, it is a whole system of propositions”. You cannot rely on scientific prepositions or continuing experiments which are never conclusive. Just recently a report came over the airwaves and appeared in many types of newsprint, offering an introduction to our “great aunt Ardi”. Anthropologist claimed “Ardi” roamed the forests in Africa, the area known today as Ethiopia some 4.4 billion years ago, over 1 million years before “Lucy” the previously acclaimed earliest skeleton of our human ancestor. The most exciting bit of this breaking news story is the claim that rather than the previous claim of humans evolving from an ancient chimp-like creature, the new evidence reveals that human and chimps evolved from common ancestor but “each evolved and changed separately”. In the words of Biologist Professor Tim White, we do not share a common ancestry as previously thought, “But it’s the closest we have ever been able to come”.
To claim the “universe is more like a bad experiment than it is an intelligent design” is nothing short of ignorance and blindness to a T. The uniqueness of the universe is open for all to see, the interplanetary movements, the symmetry, the uniqueness of the sun rising everyday, the moon at night, the seasons of the year, the environment, the breath you breath speaks volume and shout God’s praise, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands…Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge…There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard” (Psalm 19: 1-3). Science has no answer to the creative process, and will continue to be in the dark if his effort to prove a creation relies on laboratory experiments. Writer Duane Gish declared, “By creation we mean the bringing into being by a supernatural Creator of the basic kinds of plants and animals by the process of sudden, or fiat, creation. We do not know how the Creator created, what processes He used, for He used processes which are not now operating anywhere in the natural universe. This is why we refer to creation as a special creation. We cannot discover by scientific investigations anything about the creative processes used by the creator”.
I agree that the weather system on Earth and in the heavens as well, “filled with space debris, meteors, asteroids and dead planets and dead stars” they truly can be deadly, Prevalence in disease both in man and animals yes, but not a fault design! When sin came to the world all things created suffers the consequences, but God promises He will restored what Satan has destroyed. “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope…Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God (Rom. 8: 19-21). For the Oxford educated Christian Theologian, Aubrey Moore (1843-90) the facts of nature are the facts of God he wrote, “There are not, and cannot be, any Divine interpositions in nature, for God cannot interfere with Himself. His creative activity is present everywhere. There is no division of labour between God and nature, or God and law”.
You certainly do err when it comes to faith but I understand your predicament like all the evolutionist you support, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…This is what the ancients were commended for” (Heb. 11:1-2). You are light years away from this; a removal from this kind of faith is blindness which in your state, until God shed His light into your heart you cannot reason spiritually. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor. 2:14). This kind of faith is not about Santa Clause this concept taken from a Coke advertisement and adapted into Christmas advertisement, has no place here. The faith I am talking about you will never understand because you shut your mind from receiving knowledge. It comes to those who God reveals Himself to in Christ, its more powerful than you can ever imagine. Mankind wants to prove things; only things that makes sense in his test tube will he accept. Well you cannot prove God by the physical world around you because God is not matter, He is of spiritual stuff, and He is outside of His creation, not part of it. Many of the fathers of modern science whatever their nationalities were unanimous in their views that a study of the Holy Scriptures was both duty and delight. Johannes Kepler, wrote to Galileo, “I yearned to discuss with you, most accomplished Galileo, in a highly agreeable kind discourse, the many undisclosed treasures of Jehovah the Creator, which He reveals to us one after another. For who is permitted to remain silent at the news of such developments? Who is not filled with a surging love of God, pouring itself copiously forth through tongue and pen? The great Galileo later reflected, “For the Holy Bible and the phenomena of nature proceed alike from the divine Word, the former as the dictate of the Holy Ghost and the latter as the observant executrix of God’s commands. A hundred passages of Holy Scripture…teach us that the glory and greatness of Almighty God are marvelously discerned in all his works and divinely read in the open book of heaven”.
Christianity and believing in God is not about a blind faith as you claim and of course the same charge could be labeled against the evolution theory. For how many Charles Darwin are there and how many people who accept that theory are evolutionist? Have you personally taken your sabbatical to the Galapagos Islands and gather the substance from around the world to reach your conclusions? Well then, you like many others have your “stock answer to any question” yet not all. For if I tell you I detest any human being with a blind hate, how do you prove that? Is it by me telling you or do you have some formula to put in a tube to test the dimensions of hate? Secondly if we all evolved, as they claim how come the specie from which we evolved are still visible and in evidence today? The law of evolution says when something evolved from one state to another the original specie dies to make way for the new, but I presume the Charles Darwin students already have a “stock answer” to this? The intelligent designer of which I spoke, just like the potter have power over the lump of clay, shaped you the way you came into the world, but you determined your own destiny. The farmers will take their flocks to green pastures and direct them to the water hole but they can never force them to eat or drink. Christ said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world" (John 6: 51).This the message of salvation, the best story ever told, evolution frustrates and destroy faith, in God the creator, and His Christ who gives hope. “When I consider what marvelous things and how many of them men have understood…I recognize and understand only too clearly that the human mind is a work of God’s and one of the most excellent” (Galileo). Fitting endorsements for creations from the scientific field don’t you think?
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