Archive of Pastor Darby's Sermon Notes, transcribed from his original typewritten documents
Gen 1 - 3
OUR WORLD - CREATED OR EVOLVED?
Jan 3, 1971 pm
WHEN ONE MENTIONS THE WORD "EVOLUTION" OR "CREATION," A BATTLE STARTS - PSYCHOLOGICAL OR PHYSICAL WAR
- There are many different viewpoints of the word 'Evolution' - many levels of discussion
- I was a confirmed evolutionist - convinced by a child's book - Glendale Library - no help
- Thank God for a high school Biology Professor who was honest - gave equal time to evolution and creation, did not demand either
- Thank God for a pastor in Flagstaff - knew more about science than most professors, now Graduate Dean of NAU
- Thank God for a professor at Rockmont who was a scientist - wrote Dead At Top - found dinosaur bones - eaten
- Thank God for honest scientists - like Lecompte Du Noüy - 1947 Human Destiny - exploded materialistic evolution
He loved Arizona - U of A Memorial Library - 1961, Evolution contradicts laws of science - not right
EVOLUTION - JUST SAY IT AND DUCK - JUST THE MENTION LOSES FRIENDS, BUT IT IS A RELIGION!
- The Latin word (an unrolling) - progressive development - a change - by accident? Education wrecked
- Extreme evolution means man is just an animal - no soul, up from slime like all life
- Even broad evolutionists make man and all nature just machines - result of natural accidents
- Who is on this side? Communists, Atheists, Agnostics, all have to be atheists and evolutionists!
- Who is in the middle? Christians have a choice, but being a Christian doesn't mean smart, any more than being a scientist guarantees it -
- A Deist - God is first cause only!
- Deistic evolutionist, or theistic evolution, tries to have Bible and evolution both
- Who believes in Creation? Christians, including some top scientists who cannot be heard!
WHAT DOES EVOLUTION PRODUCE? JUDGE A TREE BY ITS FRUIT!
- Those crying loudest are leading many battles - sex education, sensitivity training, new morality, drugs
- Those opposing evolution - founding schools, hospitals, rescue missions and built a great America
- Do not oversimplify this and force it upon all men, but look at the leaders-
- Marxists shout that they are evolutionists - you just try to be otherwise in this free country
- Students are mocked - great men are intimidated and scared to deny evolution - no hearing
- Have you heard of Darwin? Book on sex - 1871, married his cousin- heartaches, physical law mocked
- Evolution is such a Shibboleth - I cringe when 7th graders announce their science project as Evolution.
- Evolution produces a mechanistic, soul-less society - Creation=responsibility to God
THERE ARE GROWING NUMBERS OF SCIENTISTS WHO CANNOT BELIEVE EVOLUTION ANY LONGER - GREAT ODDS
- Creation Research Society - with many PhD's and other Doctoral degrees -
- BIOLA Science Newsletter - no big grants, but are finding amazing things - human footprints and Trilobites
- Wistar Institute of Anatomy & Biology - June 1967 - chance of evolutionary chain practically nonexistent!
- Dr. Murray Eden - Bacteria an inch thick over the earth - 5 billion years for one compatible pair of genes
- Popular Biology and Evolution - 1967, Syracuse University President reviewed in "Science" March 14, 1969 - a Harvard man: "It is clear, neo-Darwinism is loosening - it is a new, creative, chancy, young man's game."
- Space scientists are punching holes in evolution - January 16, 1970 three Russians disagree- synthetic theory
- There are long lists of books and articles if you will search - anti-evolution, but not grants!
"OUR MODERN SCIENTIFIC APPROACH HAS ITS ROOTS IN BASIC CHRISTIANITY" - CHRISTIANITY TODAY, 3-13-70
- The Bible states that the material world is ordered, and we are responsible to dominate it - study it.
- Christianity gave a new evaluation of matter - and led to a detailed study of it.
- Greeks called matter evil - Hindus called matter an illusion, Bible sees goodness of creation
- The fruit of faith is an ordered universe - Newton's Law of Gravity - - advanced rockets!
CHRISTIANITY EXPECTS PROGRESS IN SUBDUING THE EARTH, AS STEWARDS OF GOOD - SO BE GOOD ECOLOGISTS
- Applied Science expects progress, too.
- Guided by moral and ethical concepts of Biblical faith, we want to have dominion over nature
SOME OF OUR TOP SCIENTISTS: "WHEN WE GET TO THE MOON, IT WILL TELL US MORE ABOUT OUR ORIGINS"
- And my heart thrilled to hear from the Moon, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
- But the evolutionists could not stand free speech - and shut down any words for religion.
- In the name of fair play, any teacher trying to crush creation is unprofessional!
- The Communists want America to believe evolution - be against evolution or communism and get the same treatment.
IT COMES DOWN TO A MATTER OF FAITH; WHO WILL YOU BELIEVE? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BELIEVE?
- The Bible has been written for 4,000 years, its changes are to seek its original truth!
- Every science textbook has to be continually changed as they change their minds.
- I urge you - the image of God implanted in you, even though fallen, will show you truth.
- Believe God or man about origins, but remember, God was there! Man theorizes later!
This is but one approach to the subject - you study out the others!