There are really only two options: creation or evolution. Evidence against one is evidence for the other, and evidence for one is evidence against the other. There can be no real evidence for that which is false.
Following are some positive evidences in favor of creation:
DNA is the final nail in the coffin of evolution. Obviously, evolutionists will dispute this, and they actually try to say that DNA is evidence in favor of evolution. That is utter foolishness.
There are approximately 200 different types of cells in the human body. Estimates of how many cells there are total in the body range from 35,000,000,000,000 to 40,000,000,000,000. Almost all of these cells contain the complete blueprint of the individual.
In addition, there is human DNA and DNA for all types of animal. There is both male and female DNA. Finally, there is DNA specific to the individual.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,
and that my soul knows very well. (Psalm 139:14).
and that my soul knows very well. (Psalm 139:14).
DNA shows us that to think one kind of organism could evolve into another is an absurdity.
Charles Darwin conceded, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down” (Origin of Species, 1859, p. 158). With this statement,
provided a criterion by which his theory of evolution could be falsified.
Michael Behe claims to have shown exactly what Darwin claimed would destroy the theory of evolution,
through a concept he calls "irreducible complexity." Darwin
Irreducible complexity is a term used to describe a characteristic of certain complex systems whereby they need all of their individual component parts in place in order to function. In other words, it is impossible to reduce the complexity of (or to simplify) an irreducibly complex system by removing any of its component parts and still maintain its functionality. This idea applies to any system of interacting parts in which the removal of any one part destroys the function of the entire system. An irreducibly complex system, then, requires each and every component to be in place before it will function.
Behe popularized the concept by presenting the common mousetrap as an example of irreducible complexity. A typical mousetrap is made up of five integral parts: a catch, a spring, a hammer, a holding bar, and a platform. According to Behe, if any of these parts are removed without a comparable replacement (or at least a significant restructuring of the remaining parts), the entire system will fail to function.
Irreducible complexity is an aspect of the Intelligent Design Theory that argues some biological systems are so complex and so dependent upon multiple complex parts, that they could not have evolved by chance. Unless all the parts of a system all evolved at the same time, the system would be useless, and would actually be a detriment to the organism, and therefore, according to the "laws" of evolution, would be naturally selected out of the organism.
Irreducible complexity most definitely points to something outside of random processes in the origin and development of biological life.
Behe asserts that the complicated biological structures in a cell are all-or-nothing: either everything is there and it works, or something is missing and it doesn't work.
Behe used the “simple” bacterial flagellum as a biological example of irreducible complexity. The bacterial flagellum is a cellular outboard motor that bears the marks of intelligent design. These motorized bacteria are in no way “simple”.
The bacterium swims about with a whip-like cord called a flagellum (plural flagella), driven by a fantastic motor embedded in the outer shell. The motor generates waves in the cord, which drive the germ forward.
A bacterial flagellar motor has the amazing quality of combining speed with efficiency.
These extremely efficient motors can quickly stop, start, change speeds, and reach a top speed of about 100,000 rpm. The cell is propelled up to 15 body-lengths per second at top speed. If this could be scaled up, it would be like a human swimming at 60 mph. The density of water compared to these bacteria is equivalent to a human swimming at very high speed through peanut butter.
It is also very versatile, because it has forward and reverse gears, enabling the germ to reverse direction within a quarter of a turn. These motors have many parts and are clearly irreducibly complex.
Evolutionists perform many contortions and write many papers in an effort to make such things as this into evidence for evolution. Their efforts amount to saying that the more complex a machine, such as a car, the easier it is to say than no one made it.
This motor is far more efficient than any motor made by man.
Eight million of these motors would fit in the cross-sectional area of an average human hair.
How is all this possible?
Evolutionists cannot offer any reasonable explanation for this and millions of other examples of God’s handiwork.
The reasonable answer is that motorized bacteria had an all-wise designer, Jesus Christ our Creator (John 1:3).
Click here for a fifteen-minute video on Irreducible Complexity.
Click here for a fifteen-minute video on Irreducible Complexity.
The Bombardier Beetle
This tiny beetle is a tremendous example of irreducible complexity.
It is ½ inch long, but it has a very impressive weapon.
When an enemy is closing in behind him, and just about ready to eat him, an explosion occurs right in the face of the enemy with a very bad smelling gas that shoots out from two tail tubes, the temperature of boiling water.
The Bombardier Beetle has two chemicals in it’s body: hydrogen peroxide, and
hydroquinone. When mixed together you get an explosion. How can it carry these chemicals around in him without exploding? He carries a 3rd chemical: an inhibitor.
The two chemicals are mixed with the inhibitor and stored in two chambers in it’s body until needed. When an enemy approaches, the beetle squirts the two liquids together and adds a 4th chemical: an “anti-inhibitor.” Then the resulting action is BOOM!!! A hot irritating foul smelling gas is blown right into the face of the predator.
How could this have evolved? It couldn’t have. The beetle would have blown itself up before it ever got this right. Obviously, it had to be CREATED that way.
Click here for a short video on the Bombardier Beetle.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
The evolution model would have us believe that we began as some kind of swamp goo and through chance and random processes, we evolved into what we are now.
The second law of thermodynamics says that everything runs down, not up. Complex things break down, life becomes more disorganized, time and chance make things worse, not better. If we look around, everything starts right and then deteriorates. Trees, people, buildings, etc. Yet the evolutionists want us to believe that ONLY where evolution is concerned are we to disregard the second law of thermodynamics.
Twice each year, the sky is filled with birds seeking new grounds for feeding and nesting. They don't even need a flight plan to know precisely when to leave or how to get there. How do they know when and where to go?
Click here for a short video on the Pacific Golden Plover:
Complexity of Living Things
There is no such thing as a “simple” organism, not even a single-celled organism. Scientists have determined that a single cell is more complex than a space shuttle.
Regardless of what many evolutionists say, complexity points to design, not merely “the appearance of design.” Even “the appearance of design” would demand a designer to create that appearance, so it is absurd to stop short of admitting there truly is design in every living thing.
Evolution is a mathematical impossibility.
“…the chance that a 200-component organism could be formed by mutation and natural selection is less than one chance out of a trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion! Lest anyone think that a 200-part system is unreasonably complex, it should be noted that even a one-celled plant or animal may have millions of molecular parts.” (Institute for Creation Research).
Young Age of the Universe and the Earth
Evolution demands a very old universe. However, it is becoming more and more apparent that the universe is not nearly as old as they want it to be.
The present popular evolutionary position is that the universe is 15 to 25 billion years old. However, there is much evidence that we should think in terms of thousands of years instead of billions of years. Following is just one piece of evidence:
A comet spends most of its time far from the sun in the deep freeze of space. Once each orbit a comet comes very close to the sun, allowing the sun’s heat to evaporate much of the comet’s ice and dislodge dust to form a tail. Each close pass to the sun greatly reduces a comet’s size, and eventually comets fade away. They can’t survive billions of years.
If the solar system were billions of years old, then all comets would have long ago ceased to exist if they were not continually being replaced. The fact that comets still exist makes sense if the universe was created just a few thousand years ago instead billions of years ago.
Evolutionists have come up with an answer – the Oort Cloud. The Oort Cloud supposedly contains billions of comet nuclei orbiting the sun thousands of times further from it than the Earth. Occasionally one breaks free and becomes a new comet.
This supposedly supplies the new comets needed to overcome the idea of a young universe.
There are problems with the Oort Cloud, the greatest being that there is absolutely no evidence that it even exists. No one has ever seen it. Evolutionists need it to exist, so they say it is up to creationists to prove it doesn’t exist.
How do anyone prove the non-existence of anything? In reality, It is up to them to prove it does exist.
What they have done is to invent evidence to support their pre-conceived notion, and then claim it is up to us to disprove it. That sort of thing could go on forever without actually proving anything. This is typical of basing evidence on the conclusion instead of the other way around.
This is only one of MANY evidences of a young earth, such as
fossils laid down by the flood, the amount of salt in the oceans, the amount of sediment on the ocean floor. moon dust, the earth's decaying magnetic field, the the shrinking sun, the gradual slowing of earth’s rotation, etc.
Truth can never contradict itself. God’s Word is Truth. “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17).
All truth is from God. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). Even the truth we see in His creation is consistent with His written Word. A wrong interpretation of truth does not modify absolute truth. The written Word is absolute truth.
We believe in creation, not simply because of the evidence, but because of the written Word, since God cannot lie. “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:3).
This was the final week of the study, “Creation of Foundational Truth.” This study and the study on Apologetics will begin again this Sunday, June 5, in order to give opportunity for those who want to complete both studies to do so.
Following are some of the resources, in addition to the Scriptures, that have helped me a great deal as I have studied to teach this Sunday school topic. These include the following:
Materials from the Institute for Creation Research, including the book The Genesis Record by Henry M. Morris.
The “Got Questions?" website.
The "creation.com" website, specifically http://creation.com/genesis-the-seedbed-of-all-christian-doctrine.
Various other resources, both printed books and websites.