Summary: In this sermon we discuss the complexities of creation and point out the foolishness of evolution.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
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?
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.
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 (quickview) . 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.
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?