Update - Response to questions about references added to the bottom of this post.
Many people walk around today thinking that Evolution is a proven fact. This is what needs to be debunked. Evolution has not been proved, and scientific evidence points away from Evolution rather than towards Evolution, therefore, Evolution takes more Faith to believe than Creation. This series will talk about what the Genesis account actually says, the scientific evidence which supports the Biblical account, and evidence which can only be explained by having a Creator. This series will also identify scientific BELIEFS which are commonly discussed as though they are facts, such as - 'Millions of years'.
Consider that 'Millions of years' is the Evolutionist's version of 'Once upon a time'. The Evolutionist's miracle workers are Time and Chance, and so they constantly push the existence of mega-Time in order to give Chance, a chance. The Biblical record of history dates the Earth at approximately 6,000 years. According to dates in the Bible, Adam and Eve were created about 6,000 years ago, and according to Jesus Christ, their creation occurred at the beginning.
"And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?"
In the above quote, Jesus Christ was quoting Genesis 2:24 and calling it "the beginning." This was one of the many times that Jesus Christ verified the accuracy of the Old Testament as God's word.
Note: Recent discovery has shown that they had a form of short hand writing when Jesus Christ lived and some of the New Testament has been found in this short hand. Of course God has the power to make the Bible error free using man's hand even after that fact, but for the less faithful, short hand writing means that much, if not all, of the New Testament was recorded on paper as it happened, and not just passed on by word of mouth. So the less faithful have reason to believe that Jesus Christ actually said 'in the beginning' rather than somebody just remembering it that way.
Definition of Myth - A manmade story created to explain something, which does not line up with Scientific Evidence.
The Evolutionist idea than man started out as an uneducated club bearing oaf, who could only pronounce rudimentary sounds, is unBiblical. The Bible says that Adam came preprogrammed by God, and could walk, talk, name all of the animals, and get married the first day he existed. I have no reason to believe that Adam did not also write, and have knowledge of science, physiology and math. As the first human being made by God Himself, Adam's genetic code was flawless. He was probably able to use 100% of his brain. I expect that Adam would have made Einstein look like a mental 5 year old by comparison.
The Bible teaches that Creation started out perfectly made by God, and that sin caused things to start going down hill. The early civilizations appear to be much more advanced that the later ones. If you look at an 8th grade test from the 1800's, you would wonder if any college graduate today could pass it. Today, we still can not build a pyramid like the great pyramid, even with computers. I think man has fallen so far down hill that, he is now so stupid he thinks he is smarter than he has ever been, just like a teenager will think they know more than their parents.
There is no question that the Bible and the Evolutionist's BELIEFS conflict with each other, the question is, when they disagree, which should you trust? Should you trust scientist's which are scientifically proven to be wrong over 30% of the time, or the Bible which has never been proven wrong even though it records thousands of historical events and scientific facts? When the 'Scientists' told us the earth was flat, those who trusted the Bible weren't fooled because it said:
"He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing."
"It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:"
Those who trust in God's word, the Bible, and marvel at the imagination of man and the Evolution Myth, will also be proven right in the end.
There will be more to come, but here are 2 more scientific BELIEFS which are commonly discussed as though they are facts:
Pre-Historic, This literally means 'before recorded history'. when the Evolutionist uses this term, they are commonly referring to earth's past, but the Bible starts with 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.' Gen 1:1.
The Bible records history all the way back to the beginning of this Earth and even alludes to this as the beginning of time itself, therefore; anything which has happened in Pre-Historic times must, by definition, have occurred before the creation of this Earth. Evolutionist's reveal their doubt of the validity of God's word every time they use the term Pre-Historic to describe something in Earth's past history.
Primate, Definition - pl. of primas, principal, of. The use of this term when speaking of monkeys, implies that these monkeys were the precursor of something else, i.e. that something else mutated from them, such as people. The Bible tells us man came from God, not from monkeys. By referring to people as primates, the Evolutionist alludes to this sequence continuing by people genetically mutating into a different species in the future. The use of the word Primate reveals the Evolutionist's deep Faith in their BELIEF system.
Note to faithful Christians:
There is nothing wrong with using our minds to better understand God and His creation.
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
Yes, God requires faith, but God also gives evidence for those who seek Him, that is what miracles and prophecies are for. God gives enough evidence, for those who are interested, so that we can be certain of Him. But God does not provide overwhelming evidence which would convince everybody. If He did, Hell would be a fact even to those who do not care about God, and they might choose God because of the hellfire gun to their head rather than by love. As things currently stand, those who don't care about God can dismiss Him as a myth, while those who seek Him will find him.
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."
Note: Clarification on asking and receiving. When Jesus said the above in Matthew 7, it was with the understanding that you are asking for things which are in alignment with God's will.
"Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."
Only God could walk this fine line of just the perfect amount of evidence. Due to Human Nature, things actually pan out as follows:
The evidence is overwhelming for those who are actually seeking the one true God who is revealed in the Bible.
People who don't want to find God, or want to make God up as they wish, can fall back on the Human Nature tendency to make themselves blind to that which they don't want to see.
Updated Late night of 11-1-2007
Some people have been asking for references on facts stated in this article. The request for references reminded me of something. This series is not intended to be a debate. It is more of a heads up in order to help people free themselves from this fallen world's flesh based conventional thinking programming. This is why the opening post is titled 'Framing the Discussion' rather than 'Framing the Debate'. I have debated people before at http://www.theologyonline.com, and found it to be a waste of time because debating focuses on winning the debate as a matter of skill rather than being a search for truth. People who are interested in learning more about information I present should be prepared to research it for themselves. This will keep the 'trying to win' aspect to a minimum.
Nevertheless, since the idea is to give a heads up, supplying links to sites where you can learn more for yourself is a good idea. Also, if you think you have proof of me being wrong on something which is critical to my assertion of the Bible being true, I am all ears. To sum it up, I am interested in finding truth and discarding falsehoods, this is the point of the Deceptions Revealed articles and we can help each other (iron sharpens iron), but I see 'winning' debates as a waste of valuable time.
An astute reader mentioned 3 'facts' which should have been referenced in a credible proof document.
The three facts were:
1 - Scientists wrong 30% of the time. This is simple. On almost any given subject, you can find scientists who disagree with each other. According to Kent Hovind, only 55% of scientists think that man came from evolution. So either 55% are wrong or the other 45% are wrong. I heard that scientists were wrong about 33% of the time from an article Rush Limbaugh read on the radio. Rush Limbaugh is documented to personally be correct 98.8% of the time and he usually has good information, so there you go. This actually has no bearing on whether ape to man evolution is true because truth is not a matter of majority vote or opinion. The point of saying that scientists are wrong 30% of the time, was to point out that man is flawed and cannot be trusted for accuracy, compared to the word of God which is perfect.
2 - Recent discovery of ancient shorthand documents. I heard something about this on the radio. I think it was on the Bible Answer Man show. A little time spent on the internet brought up these web sites on the subject, but I didn't see a site which claimed the finding of an actual shorthand document and I am not sure that this was stated on the show.
The Language of the Gospel
Matthew the Apostle
The Misunderstood Book of Matthew
3 - That we can still not recreate the great pyramid. I heard this from a couple of friends. It sounded like it was probably true. The below link does go to a site which states that we could not recreate the great pyramid today.
Introduction and Overview of The Great Pyramid of Giza
Now that I have gone over the 3 facts, I can see that the reader was right. Especially on the great pyramid 'fact'. Stating something as fact just because your friends are saying it is how the Liberals operate, and is one of the main reasons they are so deceived.
By trying to reference facts, it causes me to double check them. I can appreciate you not wanting to have wrong information entering your mind, so I apologize and will be much more careful. I had a friend once who lied all the time and it really annoyed me when I found myself passing on information which I would later remember came from him.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Creation Vs. Evolution Part 1
Update - Response to questions about references added to the bottom of this post.