The Religion of Evolutionism

by Scott Huckaby

People generally believe there is a God who created everything. But most of these same people also accept the theory of evolution as fact. After all, why couldn't God have set things in motion and used evolution as the "engine" for creation? He could have but He didn't. If God truly is the Almighty as the Bible teaches, why didn't He create everything exactly like He said He did in Genesis?

The danger of evolution

Christians who accept the theory of evolution have had little spiritual growth. One can not believe in both evolution and the inerrancy of God's Word. People justify liberal interpretations of the Bible by saying it was written by imperfect men who make mistakes. The problem with this is that one then has to decide which parts of the Bible are truth and which need interpretation. Thus man becomes his own authority in determining the truth which always leads to a compromise of the gospel.

We are on dangerous ground when we think God has limits to His power. God's power extends to accurately bringing us and preserving His Word even with man's failings. Jesus said, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead. (Luke 16:31) If one does not believe the Genesis account of creation authored by Moses, he will have difficulty believing in Jesus Christ who rose from the dead.

Evolution has never been proven

Evolutionists take minor adaptations in species and extrapolate them out billions of years to make evolution plausible. While animals change characteristics to better adapt to their environment, there is no proof any new species ever came into being this way. Attempts to cross-breed different species always fail. This is as the Bible said, God created every living thing according to their own kind (Genesis 1:21).

Evolutionists shrug-off the suspicious absence of transitional life forms (missing links) by saying evolution came in sudden spurts (quantum leaps). Since there is no evidence for this, evolution must be taken on faith which makes it a religion. As Christians have faith in Jesus Christ, evolutionists have faith in theories. In both cases, this faith is, the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) The difference is that Christian faith is from God, the evolutionist's faith is from themselves.

Scientific evidence for creation

The 2nd law of thermodynamics says there are no natural forces that can create order out of chaos. This means that left alone, all matter becomes more random. This flies in the face of evolution which requires more complex matter to be formed spontaneously from simpler materials. Evolutionists say that this law applies to physics but not biological systems. But biological systems broken down to the molecular level are subject to the same laws as all matter. All living matter have DNA molecules which define what they are.

There is a preponderance of scientific evidence supporting creation. The mere existence of fossils is proof of the world- wide flood described in Genesis. When organisms die they generally do not start forming future fossils, they rot. Only a catastrophic event such as the flood could have caused the right conditions for fossils to form. World geological view holds that each layer of sedimentary rock represents millions of years yet there are occurrences of single petrified trees spanning multiple sedimentary layers. If it took millions of years for each layer of sediment to form, the tree would have rotted away long before it could become petrified.

Evidence for the age of the earth causes many problems for evolutionists. The decay of the earth's magnetic field suggests that this steady process could not have been occurring longer than about 10,000 years. The formation of river deltas are only large enough to represent 5,000 years of soil erosion. Carbon-14 dates the oldest once-living matter within less than 10,000 years. This includes Neanderthal man bones, saber-tooth tigers, mammoths, coal, natural gas, crude oil, etc. The growth of the human population also indicates that this could not be occurring more than 4,000 years. There are at least 80 similar such points of evidence reinforcing the creation account of Genesis.

Techniques used to date rocks are not as reliable as Carbon- 14 which is limited to once-living matter. Rock dating techniques use the decay of radioactive isotopes but assumptions must be made as to how much radioactive material was present in the rock from the beginning. These assumptions are easily skewed to give results for which researchers are looking. It is common practice for rock dating services to ask their customers what age they expect the rocks to be based on fossils and sedimentary layers around them so they can "calibrate" their instruments. Studies on volcanic rocks from Hawaii known to be less than 200 years old, yielded ages from 160 million to almost 3 billion years using common rock dating techniques.

Let the truth shine in

Many scientists who are proponents of evolution will readily admit that the creation model has fewer problems than the theory of evolution yet they persist in their beliefs. For since the creation of the world God's invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans 1:20-21)

People chose to continue in the religion of evolutionism because otherwise they would have to see themselves as sinners against the Creator and this is too painful to bear. They don't realize that Jesus Christ has already borne this pain for us. If you have not responded to the love God has shown us in Jesus Christ, I urge you to let Him in today.