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Creation

Creation


Creationism
is the belief that matter, the various forms of life, and the world were created by God out of nothing. Biblical creationists believe that the story told in Genesis of God's six-day creation of the universe and all living things is literally correct. Scientific creationists believe that a creator made all that exists.

Evolution is a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other pre-existing types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations, also, the process described by this theory is that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other pre-existing types and the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations.

Three courses of investigation  - When investigating evolution, you can either labor to prove that evolution is true and intelligent design is wrong or, intelligent design is right and evolution is wrong. There is a third method however, it is called "following the evidence to where it leads." The last way is the best way, otherwise, a built in bias would be naturally strengthened during the investigation.  

It must be recognized that the belief of both Creationism and Evolution are "faith based" since none of us were present to observe first-hand and record just how life came about.

Generally, when people start name calling their opponents, it is because they are not trusting in their evidence, and so, the next level of attack is to marginalize their opponents through relating to them in disparaging terms.  We see this played out almost daily in politics.

Science is smart but really, scientists have not been able to make even a single blade of grass from scratch, yet, they want me to believe that all the people, animals and order I see in life just happened, with no direction, and for no reason.

In my opinion, the real problem that people have with Intelligent Design is really an attitude problem with the Designer. The thought that they would have to be responsible to their Creator and His rules, are just totally repulsive to them. Question, if you became convinced that the God of the Bible was your Creator, would you love, worship and be thankful to Him? If not, why not?  Perhaps you are afraid of His rules. The wonderful thing about being under God's rule, is that you are also under His provision and protection and that brings a lot of peace into your life.

When it comes to life, there are really only two ways to go: Seek, find, and worship God, or, proclaim yourself to be your own god and emancipated from your Creator.

How Did All of This life Come About?


Biblical Creation - In the very first verse of Genesis, it states without apology, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

In the natural world, it doesn't take much evidence to point us to some sort of intelligence. Rocks arranged in a purposeful circle, or, in a right angle arrangement. Our planet abounds with very complex arrangements that shout "Designer." Many people, scientists included, seem to purposely ignore it.


Atheism - The belief that there was once absolutely "nothing". And nothing happened to the "nothing" until the "nothing" magically exploded, for no reason, creating "everywhere" and "everything." Then a bunch of the exploded "everything" magically rearranged itself into self-replicating bits, which then turned into dinosaurs and eventually everything else including people.

There are highly qualified scientists that hold the opinion that the best explanation for this world and life is intelligent design by an Intelligent designer. The results of these scholars, following the evidence where it leads, is being denied tenure, black-balled, and shouted down by those who place their faith in the evolution model. If you want to really see this, watch the movie, Expelled


Despite
all the confidence expressed by proponents of evolution and various declarations that evolution is no longer a theory but a fact of science, the fact remains that conclusions were made, about the mechanisms that resulted in our present world, were not based on scientific observation. Today evolutionary scientists are merely looking at what exists, and reverse engineering their observations, to fit their theory and the binder that holds their theory together, are words like imagine, envision and visualize. This is not scientific observation or trial.

The Big Bang - The Law of Cause and Effect

The Bible says that God was the "cause", and that fits within the of the law of cause and effect.

As far as science knows, this natural law have no exceptions. This is definitely true of the law of cause and effect, which is the most universal and most certain of all laws. Simply put, the law of cause and effect states that every material effect must have an adequate cause that existed before the effect. This is a glaring problem for evolutionist because the event that started our universe commonly called, "the big bang", is a big fact. Since universe wide explosions just don't happen by themselves, the big question is what caused the "big bang?"

 Un-believable Order

The Universe is "finely tuned" for life on our Earth

In his book, The Creator and the Cosmos,

Astrophysicist, Hugh Ross, provides compelling evidence that conditions in the universe and on earth that allow life, are "finely tuned."  Mr. Ross calculated that the odds that the 41 "finely tuned" parameters could have occurred by chance, to be  1 × 1053 (or, 10 with 53 zeros following).

Further, Dr. Ross states: "There is much less one chance in a million trillion that even one planet (like ours) would occur anywhere in the universe."

The so-called "mainstream science" understands the implications of the observed "finely tuned universe." Their reaction? Denouncing scientists who uphold concepts such as the "finely tuned universe" branding them to be "fringe elements" and "outsiders" of the greater scientific community. Meanwhile, the main-stream scientific community, being lock-stepped together to prop-up the theory of evolution at all costs, proceed by developing even more outlandish theories.

One should keep in mind that there is nothing particularly pure and incorruptible about the people that make up the scientific community. They are just like most in the world, concerned about continued funding, peer status, and power.

The Origins of Life

In Genesis 1:1 it says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

Richard Dawkins is the most visible proponent of evolution. In his discussion with Ben Stein, Mr. Dawkins speculates that the first self-replicating molecule was probably made by some sort of civilization and "seeded" onto this planet. He further postulates, that in molecular biology, someone might find a "signature" of a designer.

Is this science or "faith-based?" You be the judge.

Genesis 1:26 & 27, Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all* the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

DNA is the incredibly complex language of life. In each cell of your body is the blueprint of how to make the entire you. Not only is there the blueprint, but, even more complex, the DNA also includes the blueprint for making the factory that makes all the cell part. The factory cells must contain the ability of deciphering the DNA in order to make the right kind of cell, for example, liver, muscle, skin, etc.
 
So, the question is, how did this language of life come about?
 
I recently made a trip to the dentist for installation of a crown. While I was sitting there waiting for the Novocain to work, I saw the study model of my teeth that the dental technicians used to make sure the crown would properly fit alongside the rest of the teeth. What I noticed was that the mating surfaces, between the upper and lower teeth, bridged and overlapped the teeth on the bottom. This seemed wrong to me, I thought that the upper and lower teeth should match when biting. When I mentioned this to my dentist, he said that the "overlap was an intentional design because if the top and bottom teeth matched when biting, the teeth would collapse." Just how did the teeth know where to place themselves?
The DNA.

Does it bother me that I am unable to fully comprehend our Creator and His ability to create?

In a similar way, I can see that airplanes fly and I have first hand accounts of people arriving at their destinations safely. I don't fully understand the principals of how a heavy airplane can fly and I don't understand the various systems a plane needs for flight, but, I still fly, trusting my life to the pilots and those that service the plane. I trust, even though, on occasion, there is a horrific crash that kills everyone.

What I believe is NOT based on what I don't understand, it is based on what I DO understand.

Biology textbooks teach that most mutations are pathologic and disease-causing, but, that information is not addressed in the sections about evolution where mutations are considered the engine of evolutionary change. The worst diseases doctors treat today are caused by genetic mutations. Nearly 4,000 diseases are caused by mutations in DNA-4.

Genome research has already exposed errors, ie: "mutations" in the DNA instructions that lead to heart disease, cancer, and neurological degeneration. These diseases are crippling, often fatal, and many of the affected pre-born infants are aborted spontaneously, i.e., they are so badly damaged they can't even survive gestation. However, the biology textbooks, when discussing mutation in evolution, only discuss the very rare "positive" mutation, like sickle cell anemia. The fact that there are some 4,000 devastating genetic diseases caused by mutations are suppressed from publication.

The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Things falling apart rather than falling together

During my life, I have observed that everything goes naturally from order to disorder. A good example is the decay and disorder observed since the Chernobyl disaster happened. At the link below, are several photos showing the entropy in action. In science, this is referred to as the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. This law, with no known exceptions, is totally opposite the idea of evolution that processes just keep getting more and more ordered and efficient. What is left of Chernobyl underlines this point. Chernobyl abandoned ghost town.

For evolution to be true, there should be a lot of transitional fossils showing the changes and branches of the various species. So far, there aren't any definitive examples of one species becoming another, in fact, life quickly shows up, so quickly, it is called the "Cambrian Explosion."  Here is a PDF paper on the lack of Transitional Fossils.

Scientific Frauds

Science - Pure as mother's milk or the driven snow? Hardly.  Let's be honest here, members of the scientific community are motivated by the same sorts of things that the rest of us are. Recognition, power, prestige and above all, funding. A recent example is when the respected scientific community was caught falsifying data in the debacle known as "Climategate." The crises of global warming which threatened mankind's eventual demise, were based on a graph that showed the alarming warming. The only problem is that the data driving the now famous "hockey stick graph" had been falsified by the stellar climate scientists. Here is a link to information about "Climategate." Or how about the once famed Dutch social psychologist, Diederik Stapel. Mr. Stapel produced many opinion changing papers  referenced by those who embrace the liberal cause including: Meat Eaters are More Selfish than Vegetarians. At the last count, 53 of his scientific publications have been retracted, owing to the fact that the results reported in those publications were made up. Article in Scientific American. Or, consider about Rachel Carson whose 1962 book Silent Spring, poisoned public opinion against DDT and other pesticides. The book is now revealed for what it really was, instead of true science, the book was based on a collection of lies, exaggerations, and misstatements. Article from 21st Century Science and Technology Magazine. 

Along with this, over the years and even recently, the evidence which supposedly supports evolution, and showcased by publications such as National Geographic, has been shown to be fraudulent. See - Evolutionary Frauds.

While scientists come and go and theories are always changing, one source of information remains solid and unchanging, the Word of God, the Bible. For me, I think there is a definite advantage on trusting something that is steadfast.

The Bible on Evolution

(Hover your curser over the Bible Reference to see the scriptures)

Romans 1:19-20 For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. 

Romans 1:25. Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they worshipped the things God made, but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever.

Romans 1:21-22 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead.


the Bible and the Biblical God


Jesus said:
"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or, what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Mat 16:26

I think it's a pretty important question, certainly one worth thinking about.

Now what? You have two doors set before you and eternity hangs in the balance, choose wisely!.

 


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