Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
May 8, 1968

Making Perfect Sense!

J. Edward Nowlin

The big TIME-LIFE combine is now offering for sale a set of books, the first volume of which is on Evolution. They speak of the marvels, miracles and mysteries of evolution," and they claim that Charles Darwin discovered all these things sailing around among the Galapagos Islands. Their brochure shows sequence pictures of the shark, lizard, opossum, lemur, monkey, gorilla and man, which they label, "The 2 billion year evolution of man."

Miracles, indeed! It is strange to hear evolutionists denying the miracles of the Bible out of one side of their mouths, while they talk about "marvels, miracles and mysteries of evolution!" To them an all-powerful, all-knowing God cannot perform miracles; but blind, unguided chance can produce them. The brochure asks, "Why does man seem so similar to the ape?" The simple answer is that the ape and the man were both made by the same Designer, God. Then they go on to claim that their book "makes perfect sense even to school children" out of the remarkable story of evolution.

Of course, they would like to sell their books, but the unvarnished truth about evolution is that it is nothing but a theory. It has never been proven. Even Mr. Darwin, himself, admitted that the theory of evolution could not be proven. He said, "...the distinctness of specific forms and their not being blended together by unnumerable transitional links, is a very obvious difficulty." (ORIGIN OF SPECIES, p. 312) Then he also said, "There is another and allied difficulty which is more serious. I allude to the manner in which species belonging to several of the main divisions of the animal kingdom suddenly appear in the lowest known fossiliferous rocks." (Ibid. pp. 338,339) Also, "The belief in natural selection must at present be grounded entirely on general considerations...When we descend to details, we can prove that no one species has changed, nor can we prove that the supposed changes are beneficial; which is the ground-work of the theory." (LIFE & LETTERS, II, p. 210)