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Gen 1:1,24-28a

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVOLUTION

Jan. 12, 1969 pm


IT IS ALWAYS DANGEROUS TO ATTACK SATAN, OR HIS FAVORITE SNARE FOR MEN'S MINDS: EVOLUTION

  • I am not a scientist, but am trained in Scientific Method, and can bring in experts to testify
  • Once I lost a close friend preaching on this, but who will warn you & give you truth if not preacher?
  • Evolution is the basic philosophy that leads to Atheism & Communism - a modern idol to destroy 

As a Pastor I must cry out lest "any man spoil you through philosophy" Col 2:8

I. WHAT IS EVOLUTION?  AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION IS HARD TO GIVE

Prov 16:25 "There is a way that seemeth right -- but the ends thereof are death" Prov 14:12

A. THERE ARE THREE MAIN SCHOOLS OF EVOLUTIONARY THEORY, AND MANY, MANY DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS

  • Lamarch- 1909- "Philosophie Zoologique" The concept of change by use or disuse -
  • Darwin & Wallace - "Natural Selection" & "Survival of the Fittest" - survivors reproduce -
  • Maudin de Vries - "The Mutation Theory" - an occasional freak makes a new beginning -

B. BUT ALL THEORIES OF EVOLUTION SHARE CERTAIN IDEAS THAT THEY ASK US TO BELIEVE AS BASIC TRUTH

  • They feel that life actually began with one-celled animals- and gradually evolved to today.
  • They believe that the earth took billions of years in each of many complex ages- fossils
  • They all have a few discoveries called "missing links" and have great vacuums filled by theories

C. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY THROUGH THE CENTURIES WHO HAVE BELIEVED IN EVOLUTION- DEFINED MANY WAYS

  • Aristotle, based on his predecessors, had a well-defined theory - so did Egypt & Babylonian philosophers
  • The word simply means "Change"- so we all are trapped into some belief just by growing old
  • A few have tried to reconcile Evolution & Christianity- Creation days=ages, Wheaton College-

But a man can only be a Christian and an Evolutionist if he is not much of either.

II. THERE ARE MANY MISSING LINKS -- BUT IN THE BIBLE, MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS

God asked Job- Job 38:4 "Where wast thou when I laid the foundation of the earth?"

A. THERE SHOULD BE AGREEMENT WHEN THIS THEORY HAS BEEN PURSUED SO LONG BY SO MANY, BUT THERE IS NOT.

  • If I had a boy fall off the barn, I would expect every doctor to agree regarding his broken leg -
  • Yet the diagnosis of evolutionists vary widely over the same piece of bone.  Cf Peking Man.
  • From a few bone fragments, they manufacture a whole man, and build so much from so little.

B. A THEORY SHOULD BE PROVEN, OR REJECTED, OR SHIFTED TO THE AREA OF PHILOSOPHY INSTEAD OF SCIENCE

  • O.E. Sanders - American Association for Advancement of Science- small book- "12 Bridges No Evolutionist Ever Crossed"
  • Dr. Robert E. Kofahl - in his tract gives seven reasons why evolution is impossible - He is a PhD.
  • Marice G. Dametz- book "Dead At The Top" gives quite a list of scientists who are not evolutionists

C. LET'S EXAMINE JUST A FEW OF THE PROBLEMS AND MISSING LINKS OF THE EVOLUTIONISTS

  • Time and Science has destroyed so much "proof"- Piltdown Man - Fraud-hoax
  • John Raymond Hand lists 17 barricades in the path of the evolutionists- none removed yet.
  • Geology has betrayed evolution - picture of footprints - human fossils with most ancient ages-

I Thess 5:1 "Prove all things, hold fast that which is good" - Job 12:8 Speak to the Earth

III. A TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT ** GOOD OR BAD Matt 7:15-20

I Tim 6:20 - Paul warned of science - falsely so called, and it is a real danger

A. EVOLUTION DOES NOT ANSWER TRUTHFULLY THE QUESTIONS OF EXACT SCIENCES, SCIENTISTS THEMSELVES SAY

  • Lecompt Du Nue- "Human Destiny" uses the term to mean change, but wipes out the theory.
  • Top scientists in fields of Archeology, Geology, Anthropology, Biology, etc. do not hold to evolution
  • But the Bible does measure up by scientific measurements-  Cf Republic- 11/30/63 p. 39

B. EVOLUTION CAN SUPPLY IDLE CURIOSITY, BUT DOES NOT SATISFY THE SOUL OF MAN

  • Evolution is the basis for much theory- Communism, Freudianism, Psychology, Modernistic Education-
  • It has produced a race of immoral monsters - & without string - pulling it would die out
  • Charles Darwin was not satisfied - and returned to the faith of his youth- Christianity

C. IF YOU CHOOSE EVOLUTION, YOU GO BY BLIND, COLD THEORY; IF YOU CHOOSE CHRIST - WARM FAITH IN FACT

  • The end result of evolution has been bad- removed moral truth, love, hope, spiritual reality
  • In Jesus Christ there is the warmth and love that reaches down to help the weak & needy
  • God has a purpose for life. He created it good, and set it growing after its own kind

The big question is, "What will you do with Jesus?"  He is no accident!

YOU HAVE THE CHOICE WHETHER YOU WILL PLACE FAITH IN GOD'S WORD, OR IN MAN'S THEORIES

  • Choose carefully, for the life you help, or hinder, is your own.
  • I used to believe in cavemen, but after reading God's word, and a little history- I don't
  • You are not just an accident, and your Creator holds you responsible for what you believe and do.