Evolution and Resolution

 

The Lord invites humans to “Come now, and let us reason together (Isaiah 1:18).”  In attempts to explain how old the earth is and how humans got on it, mankind has offered many conflicting ideas.  Dates are loosely thrown around, 5 billion, 200,000, 70,000 years, so much that one’s mind reels at the contradictions and utter absence of facts.  Pro-evolutionists believe “Homo erectus first left Africa around 1.8 million years ago.  Our species, Homo sapiens, made the journey about 120,000 years ago (Archaeology May/June 2011).”

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One champion of evolution is Kenneth Raymond Miller who was born in 1948, is a Roman Catholic, and a professor at Brown University.  He opposes creationism including intelligent design (ID).  He wrote a book, Finding Darwin’s God, which argues that a ‘belief in evolution is compatible with a belief in God.’

Other proponents of evolution are Stanley Miller and Harold Urey who did an experiment that scientists love to study and offer as the way life on earth originated.  I took a course on evolution at Purdue University and studied this work as proof of the theory of evolution, “how life originated on earth.”  The teacher said: “a gaseous mixture of methane (Ch4), ammonia (Nh3), and water vapor was subjected to continuous electrical discharge for several days.  The distilled water in the flask turned a pinkish color and upon being analyzed was found to have a number of amino acids synthesized from the simulated primitive atmosphere.”  It is a fact that humans are composed of amino acids, therefore this satisfied their minds that this was the way life began.  The instructor did not explain, however, how the water, methane and ammonia got there or how electricity repeatedly bombarded the substances so much that life formed!  Where did it come from?

Let the other side speak.  “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all the prophets have spoken.  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself (Luke 24:25, 27).”  Jesus believed in creationism.  Moses said “God created the heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1).”  David declared: “I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).”  Malachi uttered the words, “Hath not one God created us? (Malachi 2:10).”  The Apostle to the Gentiles, Paul, said: “all things were created by him and for him (Colossians 1:16).”

I refuse to believe that I can sling 200 pieces of metal into the air and they will fall back to the earth and form into a Rolex watch.  Likewise, a superior being had to have created man “in God’s image.”  “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:3).”  His name is Jesus, my Lord and savior.

Rev.Raymond Parnell is Pastor Emeritus of Christ Memorial Temple in Lafayette, Indiana.
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