Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
December 14, 1967
NUMBER 32, PAGE 10b-11a

Evolution Examined (7)

Harry E. Ozment

In this last article of this series on "Evolution Examined," I would like for us to consider some age-old problems which the evolutionist has never been able to answer. In the first six articles of this series, I believe that we have sufficiently proven that evolution is not fact and it should not be taught as such. In this article, however, it is hoped that the student's faith will be strengthened to the point that he can say, "Evolution did definitely not happen, because the theory violates the law of established science, the law of sound logic, and the law of God." Friend, that kind of unshakeable faith will be your only salvation in the atheistic university of today — if you aren't firmly grounded in the truth, those four short years in the university can send you down the atheist's road to a devil's hell that will burn forever! Let's consider, then, these questions that the evolutionist cannot answer,

(1) If evolution is true, where did life come from, and how did it originate? The evolutionist cannot answer this question because he doesn't believe in the Almighty and Omnipotent God that created life. Oh, good friends, there has to be a God! The evolutionist, in trying to answer this question, must assume that life evolved from lifeless matter. The very idea — how much unscientific could one get! This violates the very fundamental law of biology: Life begets life. However, if life came from lifeless matter, where did lifeless matter originate? If you want to see an evolutionist really squirm, start pressing him on this point! No, the evolutionist can't answer this question — but the Christian can: "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7)

(2) If evolution is true, how did the earth and the substance in it become so conducive to the origin and maintenance of life? The evolutionist might answer, "By chance." But does that sound like science? The evolutionist claims that his theory is scientific — keep his feet to the fire and see how long he stays "scientific"!

(3) If evolution is true, why do we still have relatively simple forms of life today (such as the amoeba and the paramecium)? The evolutionist says that all life is evolving — why haven't these little one-celled organisms evolved into something more complex through these "millions of years"?

(4) If evolution is true, how does one explain the great complexity of human things? Consider the human brain, for example. Someone has once said that the human brain is so complex, it would take a building as large as the Pentagon (which is the largest office building in the world — it has several miles of corridors within its walls) to house a computer comparable to it. Yet, no one would be so foolish as to believe that this gigantic computer began by chance. Yet, the evolutionist believes that very idea concerning the human brain! How illogical! Truly, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God'." (Psa. 14:1)

(5) If evolution is true, where is the evidence that there has been a transition from one "kind" of organism to another "kind"? Evolutionists have mustered together all the evidence they could, and they still have not produced proof. They never will! This statement of evolution contradicts the law of common sense, a primary law of biology and genetics ("Like begets like"), and a fundamental law of God ("And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beast of the earth after his kind, and it was so" — Gen. 1:24).

(6) If evolution is true, how did the mind and the spiritual part of man originate? Even if man could and would create life in the laboratory, he still would have an infinitely greater task ahead of him — i.e., to create a soul! Man has a soul — "And the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth -unto God who gave it." (Eccl. 12:7) This is what makes man so superior to animals — man is made in the image of God. "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." (Gen. 1:27) This is why God is so mindful of man — man has a soul that will live forever, and God wants it to live in heaven. That's why God formulated a scheme of redemption that, when obeyed, will save a man's soul. That's why He sent His Son — all that Heaven had to offer — to die an humble death upon the cross. Yes, if God is not the Creator of this universe, Christianity is a farce and a hoax.

Thinking about the evolutionist in these concluding remarks reminds me of some things the apostle Paul wrote in I Corinthians 1. Often the evolutionist will laugh at the concept of the creation by God Almighty — he might call it "foolish." And, frankly we cannot really know how God created the worlds — we cannot, with our finite minds, begin to comprehend the infinite omnipotence of God. I don't believe that God wanted us to know how this universe was created — I believe that He wants us to walk by faith (II Cor. 5:7). If we're not willing to take God at His word, then we don't deserve his mercy. Paul said:

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?... Because the foolishness of God is stronger than men... But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence. (I Cor. 1:18-21, 25, 27-29)

If a person (such as an evolutionist) refuses to believe the truth of God, God will permit that person to believe a lie: "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (II Thess. 2: 11 -12)

Young man or young lady — don't let that happen to you. If you remember nothing else in this series of articles, I do want you to remember this: as you go through college and high school, believe with all of your heart and soul the very first verse in the Bible, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

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