Summary: Those holding to evolutionary doctrine display a tragic lack of moral or ethical character.

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

In years gone by I frequently addressed students enrolled in provincial and state colleges. Because of my training in the sciences, I was often asked to speak on the issue of origins. Especially along the West Coast of the United States and Canada I received multiple opportunities to address campus groups on the subject of origins. I consistently encouraged Christians to consider the Word of God on this subject through these engagements.

On one occasion, as result of a conference conducted on the campus of the University of British Columbia, I was approached by a young man inquiring about the Christian Faith. All that kept him from becoming a believer, he insisted, was the "fact" of evolution. Would I be so kind, he wished to know, as to give him some time that we might discuss the issue of origins. Of course I am pleased to spend whatever time is required to respond to honest doubts. This young man wished to visit me at length so he could clarify his thinking and so we made an appointment which would permit us to invest extended time exploring his concerns.

The young man was an example of the prevailing mindset of our world. His position was that though the concept of God had been useful in our national history and in the development of western thought, the concept of the divine has outlived its usefulness and we need to move beyond those ancient myths of God and atonement. Man will own neither the Living God nor His Christ as Master of life, so he snatches at straws seeking reasons to reject God and His claims over life. In their rush to justify unbelief, to provide a reason for rejection of grace, the most have become unreasonable. This young man was no different when confronted by truth.

I probed my young interlocutor's consciousness with a thought-provoking question. "What do you know to be true concerning evolution? What facts have persuaded you to accept evolutionary thought as accurate?" At last the young man admitted that he knew little of evolutionary thought, nor was he able to speak definitively on the subject. His wish to avoid appearing foolish to peers drove him to espouse evolutionary dogma as truth. He was forced to concede that it was only his desire to exclude God from his life that drove him to seek out a fabrication justifying the exclusion. I say the evolutionist is a fool.

THE EVOLUTIONIST IS A FOOL BECAUSE HE REJECTS THE TESTIMONY OF NATURE! During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries there was an almost exponential growth of scientific knowledge. Fundamental laws of science were recognised and articulated during that period, which laws greatly influenced thinking and the conduct of all modern scientific studies. A law of nature is unlike a theory or hypothesis. A law of nature grows out of observation. No congress decided to pass the law of gravity--it is a law of observation. It may be possible to violate the law of gravity; but in the history of scientific observation is has never been violated. No parliament ever met to debate the laws of thermodynamics--yet these fundamental laws are recognised as holding sway over the entire realm of nature. The FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS states that all things had a beginning. The SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS states that all things are moving toward a state of greater disorderliness.

The first law of thermodynamics is but a recognition of the first statement recorded in the Word of God: "In the Beginning..." The second law of thermodynamics is but the outgrowth--the natural consequence--of the fall perpetuated when our first father chose to exercise his will against the will of the Creator. Our first parents chose to rebel against the One who created them and thus brought upon the entire universe the awful curse. Consequently, by this knowledge of the sin of our first parents we obtain ample understanding of Paul's statement: "We know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies" [ROMANS 8:22, 23].

Our sinful condition is the result of our first parents' fall as the Apostle emphasises in ROMANS 5:12. "Sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned." The Bible initiates its teaching with a simple declaration of what is perhaps the fundamental truth for all mankind. We had a beginning! We owe our existence to One who created all things--including time. This foundational law of science is witnessed throughout New Testament Scriptures.

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