“The Cosmos is all that is, or was, or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stirs us – there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” ~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos
The dogmatisms of Carl Sagan (b. 1934 – 1996) was rooted in an atheistic arrogance that humans can know all there is to know about what is in the Cosmos. For Sagan, this meant there is no God. Nor is God needed because matter is eternal, and, millions of years ago there was a fortuitous explosion called the Big Bang. Stated in a simple manner, The Big Bang is how agnostics, atheists, and uninformed individuals explain, in the name of science, the way the universe began.
What evolutionary atheism cannot explain is what caused the Big Bang to move from a static state to an active state. According to natural law, an object in a static state will stay that way until acted upon by a greater force. So, the Carl Sagan’s of this world must answer the question, “What, or Who, caused the Big Bang?”
This is a question that cannot be answered.
There is something else that demands explanation, and that is how everything comes out of nothing. Another basic law of science is Ex nihilo nihil fit, “out of nothing, nothing comes.”
The Big Bang theory postulated the universe began as a single point, then expanded, and stretched to grow as large as it is right now, and continues to grows.
It is assumed that, within the Big Bang, there existed all the elements to form a primeval soup, out of which would come every form of life. There is no personal Divine being producing something out of nothing. There is no celestial Designer guiding creation. All that was, is, or shall be, is the product of random change.
Georges Lemaitre (1894–1966)
The origin of the Big Bang theory, and it is only that, a theory, can be traced to the year 1931, and the astronomer-Catholic priest named Georges Lemaitre. As a Belgian cosmologist, Lemaitre had two overarching objectives in his studies.
First, he wanted to be accepted as a serious and competent scholar among secular scientists and philosophers.
Second, Lemaitre wanted to unite religion and the material world. In his mind, he accomplished these two objectives.
“As far as I can see, such a theory remains entirely outside any metaphysical or religious question. It leaves the materialist free to deny any transcendental Being… For the believer, it removes any attempt at familiarity with God… It is consonant with Isaiah speaking of the hidden God, hidden even in the beginning of the universe.”
In contrast to the Big Bang theory is Creationism, which begins with God as Creator. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This is followed by a more detailed account on what God did over a seven-day period once time began, because God spoke and all that was, is, or every shall be, came because of His divine fiat.
|Day One – Night and Day||Day Four – Stars, Sun, and Moon|
|Day Two – Sky and Sea||Day Five – Sea creatures including Fish and Birds|
|Day Three – Land and Vegetation||Day Six – Animals and Mankind|
|Day Seven – Rest|
Once God created the heavens and the earth, and all that is in them, a Biblical history can be founded that moves from the Fall of Adam to the Flood, and after the Flood to various civilizations, down to the present hour.
What is important to notice, is that the Bible provides a dramatically different narrative from secular scientists regarding creation, and the history thereafter. Since no Big Bang, evolutionary proponent was present at creation, since the original moment of creation cannot be reproduced, what both the unbeliever, and the Godly are left with is their faith.
A Basic Question
It is at this point a fundamental question can be raised.
Question. “Does the evolutionist have the same earth, or a different earth than the Creationist?”
Question: “Does the evolutionist have the same fossils, or different fossils from the Creationist?”
Question: “Does the evolutionist have the same real animals, or different animals than the Creationist?”
Question: “Does the evolutionist have the same world as the Creationist?”
Question: “Does the evolutionist have the same dinosaurs as Creationist?”
Question: “Does the evolutionist have the same facts or different facts than Creationist?”
To ask each question is to answer it.
Because the evolutionist and the Creationist have the same facts, the fight is not about facts, it is about faith. The argument about human origin is not about science. The argument is how science is interpreted. We all have the same science. We have the same rocks, the same genetics, and the same universe. We have the same biology, astrology, and zoology. But here is the difference.
A Faith to Believe In
The evolutionist has a concrete faith about the origin of life and its subsequent history, and Creationist have their faith.
Moreover, the evolutionist wants man to decide “truth,” while the Christian believes God’s Word is the true truth.
It is this difference between the Creationist and the Evolutionist that creates so much controversy.
The righteous believe God is eternal; the evolutionist believes matter is eternal.
The righteous believe God made all things bright and beautiful; the evolutionist insists everything is a matter of fortuitous chance and change.
The righteous believe God made man in His own image; the evolutionist believes man has a common ancestor with primates.
Two Family Trees
There is the story of the little girl who asked her mother,
“How did the human race begin?”
The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so all mankind was made.”
The next day, the little girl asked her dad the same question, “How did the human race begin?”
The fathered answered, “Many years ago, there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”
The little girl was confused. She returned to her mother and said, “Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and dad said we devolved from monkeys?”
The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family, and your father told you about his.”
The Bible says in the beginning God created…male and female created He them; and blessed them” (Gen. 5:2).
The righteous believe the universe is moving toward a better future wherein dwells righteousness; the evolutionist believes the universe is headed for extinction and cosmic darkness.
The righteous believe God is loving, wise, all powerful, and merciful. The evolutionist believes God is a figment of human imagination.
Those who do not want to be held accountable to God, those who do not want any restraint placed on their will, those who do not want to live righteously, are more than willing to deny God’s existence. Such people may be living in a delusional dreamworld of their own imagination, but it is one without shame and guilt.
Where did God Come From?
When the evolutionist tries to turn the conversation from themselves back to the basic question of origin, they do not hesitate to ask, “Where did God come from?” If “out of nothing, nothing comes,” then God Himself had to come from somewhere!”
The Biblical answer is that God is eternal spirit. Jesus said, “God is a Spirit” (John 4:24), which is why anyone who wants to worship Him, must worship in spirit and in truth.
Because God is eternal, He is not created. “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 40:28).
Not only is God eternal, He never changes, or grows old. “I the Lord do not change” (Mal. 3:6).
God does not change in His essence, or His attributes. An attribute is anything that is true about the Lord. God is love (1 John 4:8); love is an attribute of God. God is longsuffering (2 Peter 3:9); patience is an attribute of God. God is holy; holiness is an attribute of God (1 Peter 1:16).
The evolutionist might dismiss the idea of God as eternal, but he does so, not in unbelief, but by suppressing the truth. The apostle Paul explains.
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (Rom. 1:21).
An honest evolutionist could at least concede the point of an Intelligent Designer for the Universe, as Richard Dawkins did.
“We have seen that living things are too improbable and too beautifully ‘designed’ to have come into existence by chance” (Dawkins, Richard. 1987. The Blind Watchmaker, WW. Norton & Co., New York. P. 43.).
While suppressing the truth about God being personal, the evolutionist affirms the idea that matter is eternal and out of that comes all there is. However, the evolutionist will embrace such an idea by subjective faith. He believes in something which is not proven by science.
There is another problem for the evolutionist. Evolution demands new information be added in order to move from one species to another meaning that a genome must become more complex.
The genome is the entire genetic material of an organism. It is found in the nucleus of a cell, and is composed of a chemical called DNA. The study of the structure and function of the genome is called genomics.
“There is no known natural law through which matter can give rise to information, neither is any physical process or material phenomenon known that can do this.”
Gitt, Werner. 1997. In the Beginning Was Information. CLV, Bielefeld, Germany. P. 64-67, 79, 107.
Matter can never give rise to information on its own.
“A code system is always the result of a mental process (it requires an intelligent origin or inventor) …It should be emphasized that matter, as such, is unable to generate code.
All experiences indicate what a thinking being voluntarily exercising his own free will, cognition, and creativity, is required.
At the foundational level. evolution is impossible. And, there is no evidence for it” (From a Frog to a Prince, Answers in Genesis).
Ask an evolutionist to give one example of new information made to a genome. It cannot be done.
Evolution postulates information as a gaining process.
The fact is that even selective breeding loses information.
What about mutations?
“All point mutations that have been studied on the molecular level turn out to reduce the genetic information and not to increase it” (Lee Spencer, Not by Chance; p. 138).
The conclusion is this.
Evolution is blind faith.
Christianity is not blind. The Christian believes in God, and God has decreed that all things are to reproduce after its own kind. While there are changes made within a species, a dog is always a dog, a horse is always a horse, and a human is always a human, without any common ancestry with apes, or chimpanzees.
Two monkeys sat in a coconut tree.
Discussing the things that are said to be.
Said one to the other “Now listen to me –
There is a rumor going round that can’t be true,
That man descended from our noble race,
Why the very idea is a disgrace
No monkey ever deserted his wife,
Starved her babies and wrecked her life,
And you never heard of a mother monk,
Leave her babies with others to bunk,
Nor pass them around from one to another
Till they scarcely knew who was their mother.
And here is another thing you never see,
A monkey put a fence around a coconut tree,
Then let coconuts go to waste,
While forbidding other monkeys to have a taste,
For if I put a fence around a coconut tree,
Starvation would force you to steal from me.
And here is another thing they never do,
Go out all night and get in a stew,
And take a gun, or a stick, or a knife,
To end some other monkey’s life.
Yes, man has descended – the ornery cuss,
But, brother, he never descended from us.”
Forsaking the foolishness of evolution, the Christian has a song to sing to the glory of God.
To God be the glory, great things He hath done,
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!
Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done.
Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.
~Fanny J. Crosby