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Summary: In this sermon we discuss the complexities of creation and point out the foolishness of evolution.

Genesis 1

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 19

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;

the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Job 38

4 "Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?

Tell me, if you understand.

5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!

Who stretched a measuring line across it?

Isaiah 40

22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,

and its people are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Romans 1

20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

I believe that nothing or written in human history is more controversial than Genesis 1:1. Are we shallow for believing in God? Is evolution more scientific and more solid a belief than the Biblical explaination? This morning we will examine some sound Arguments against evolutionism.

Chair Illustration:

If I were to ask an evolutionist if this chair were made he would probably answer affirmatively. All of you would answer affirmatively, but why? Did you see the chair made? Probably not. Why do you believe the chair was made? Because it has design and function.

Yet this chair that everyone would insist was made is infinitesimally less complex than the simplest cell or blade of grass. The simplest cell and the blade of grass can grow and reproduce where the chair cannot! In a few minutes we will discuss even more about the complexity of cells, but let us look now at the evolutionary belief that matter has always existed.

Evolutionists have claimed for a long time that matter is eternal, but we now know from science that it isn’t because the sun and the stars are burning up and radioactive materials are transforming into their daughter elements. Our sun and the stars have not yet burned out, and their radioactive materials are still with us. Evolutionists believe that sometime “billions of years ago” some proteins just happened to get together to form life.

Those proteins became an amoeba. The amoeba after a while decided to become a jellyfish. The jellyfish decided to grow a backbone and became a fish. The fish crawled out of the water to become an amphibian. The amphibian became a lizard. The lizard became a dinosaur. Some reptile then thought it would be cool to become a mouse. The mouse decided to become a monkey. The monkey then jumps out of the tree to become a professor with a PhD. The problem with all of this, however, is that evidence seems to point to the fact the universe has not always been there.

Signs in the Heavens

Consider the Sun and the Moon. On rare instances they will form a phenomenon known as an eclipse. This can only happen because the Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon and the Moon is 400 times nearer to Earth than is the Sun. The odds of this happening by accident are 160,000 to 1!

Ockham’s Razor is often used as a yardstick to determine the validity of two different scientific theories. Ockham’s Razor states that if one has two theories with the same predictions and one cannot distinguish between them, then one should assume the simplest of the theories. What is more likely a universe and a world created by a Divine Architect or a complex universe happening by mere accident? What is more logical?

Many scientists even believe in creation, for example, the June 21, 1998, Parade Magazine ran an article by David Levy, "Miracle Of Life," stating: "Nobel Prize-winner George Wald believed that the Universe is designed for life." Even in Einstein believed in Creation, even though he didn’t believe in a Personal God.

Consider the finely tuned physical forces in the universe. Consider what it takes to keep electrons moving around the nucleus of an atom. What would happen if their magnetic force were diminished? There would be a universe where no chemical reactions would be possible! For example, consider what it takes to form water. Two atoms of hydrogen must combine with one atom of oxygen in order to produce this vital element for our existence.

Spontaneous Generation is Impossible

Through out the Middle Ages people believed in spontaneous generation. They believed that flies came from dead animals and that sort of nonsense. Louis Pasteur with his experiments buried this fable and proved scientifically that life must come from life. Evolutionists believe that billions of years ago spontaneous generation did once. My question is if did occur once, why don’t we still see it happening? Again we consider Ockham’s Razor. Scientific law states that life must come from life! Between creationism and evolution what is therefore the simplest and most logical of the two theories?

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