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Faith In God Or Evolution? Which is fact and which is fiction
Faith in the Existence of God Cause and effect gives evidence. –Hebrews 3:4; Psalm 19:1-32. Man is moral creature, has within self likeness to God –Genesis 1:26; James 3:93. Man is a worshiping creature. God has revealed Himself. –Through "natural" revelation, by things which He made. Acts 14:17; Romans 1:20 –Through "special" revelation, the Bible.
Faith In Evolution Religion - "A cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith." (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary) –That matter is eternal –That lifeless matter accidentally stirred around and brought forth life –That first accidental life survived and multiplied in self-reproduction –That the accidental life survived, self-multiplied, and evolved itself into bigger and better life forms –That the accidental life survived, self-multiplied, evolved itself into bigger and better life forms which brought forth humans with intelligence –That some of these intelligent humans are so ignorant that they imagine there is a Higher Being.
What are the Implications? According to leading evolutionists Richard Dawkins, Oxford "alleged human bones in the Carboniferous coal deposits. If authenticated as human, these bones would blow the theory of evolution out of the water." (Free Inquiry, V.21, No.4, 10/11/2001) Richard Dawkins, Oxford "…there are certain things about the fossil record that any evolutionist should expect to be true. We should be very surprised, for example, to find fossil humans appearing in the record before mammals are supposed to have evolved! If a single, well verified mammal skull were to turn up in 500 million year old rocks, our whole modern theory of evolution would be utterly destroyed. Incidentally, this is a sufficient answer to the canard, put about by creationist and their journalistic fellow travelers, that the whole theory of evolution is an 'unfalsifiable' tautology. Ironically, it is also the reason why creationist are so keen on the fake human footprints, which were carved during the depression to fool tourist, in the dinosaur beds of Texas," (The Blind Watchmaker, 1986, p.225) Richard Dawkins
What are the Implications? According to leading evolutionists Steven M. Stanley, Johns Hopkins University, "There is an infinite variety of ways in which, since 1859, the general concept of evolution might have been demolished. Consider the fossil record--a little known resource in Darwin's day. The unequivocal discovery of a fossil population of horses in Precambrian rocks would disprove evolution. More generally, any topsy-turvy sequence of fossils would force us to rethink our theory, yet not a single one has come to light. As Darwin recognized, a single geographic inconsistency would have nearly the same power of destruction." (The New Evolutionary Timetable, 1981, p.171)
What are the Implications? According to leading evolutionists NOVA TV Special, God, Darwin And The Dinosaurs, "...dinosaur footprints, side by side with humans. Finding them would counter evidence that humans evolved long after the dinosaurs became extinct and back up...[the] claim that all species, including man, were created at one time." Ernst Mayr, Harvard, "Creationists have stated that humans and dinosaurs were contemporaries in time...Were this momentous statement true the names of its discoverers would thunder down the corridors of time as individuals who made one of the most outstanding discoveries of the twentieth century." (Gish-Mayr Debate, Evansville, Indiana.)
What are the Implications? According to leading evolutionists Niles Eldridge, American Museum of Natural History., "We have been looking at the fossil record as a general test of the notion that life has evolved: to falsify that general idea, we would have to show that forms of life we considered more advanced appear earlier than the simpler forms." (Monkey Business, p.46, 1982)
Now The Facts… Official World Site Malachite Man Skeletons of ten perfectly modern humans have been excavated from fifty eight feet down in the Dakota Sandstone, over an area spanning about 50 by 100 feet. This formation is a member of the Lower Cretaceous, supposedly 140 million years old. It is known for its dinosaurs and is the same formation found at Dinosaur National Monument. At least four of the ten individuals are female. One is an infant. Some of the bones are articulated. Some are not, appearing to have been washed into place. No obvious tools or artifacts were found associated with the bones. The bulldozer driver who uncovered the first bones in 1971 expresses certainty that there were no tunnels or cracks in the extremely hard overlying layers of rock. The bones are partially replaced with malachite (a green mineral) and turquoise, thus appropriately named "Malachite Man".
Now The Facts… Max Han found a rock with wood protruding from it When rock was cracked open, this octagonally shaped iron hammer was exposed Wood handle is partially coalifed with quartz and calcite crystalline inclusions. Tests performed at Battelle Laboratory document the hammer’s unusual metallurgy, 96% iron, 2.6% chlorine and.74% sulfur (no carbon). Density test indicate casting of exceptional quality. A unique coating of FeO, which does not readily form under present atmospheric conditions, appears to inhibit rusting Enclosing rock contains Lower Cretaceous fossils. It is a concretionary sandstone nodule from the nearby cliff which is made up of concretionary sandstone nodules Cliff is part of Lower Cretaceous Edwards Plateau which evolutionists tell us was formed 140 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed earth. Of course, coexistence of humans and dinosaurs would destroy evolutionary theory
Now The Facts… Fossilized Hand Print This fossil of a perfect human handprint shows astounding detail. Even print of thumb nail is seen. Found in Glen Rose limestone, designated as Middle Cretaceous, supposedly 110 million years old and contemporary with dinosaurs! Taylor Trail Series of 14 human footprints with at least 134 dinosaur tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, TX McFall Trail Recently discovered series of 15 human footprints on Upper Taylor Platform in bed of Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, TX
Now The Facts… Ryals Track Human footprint across dinosaur footprint, about 30’ from the Taylor Platform in bed of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, TX Large Cat Track Just as devastating to evolutionary theory, this large mammal track is from Cross Branch, a tributary of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, TX New Mexico Track One of several very shallow but almost perfect human tracks found in the mountains of New Mexico in the Permian (supposedly before the dinosaurs)
Now The Facts… Coal Is Not Old This small iron pot was imbedded inside a single lump of coal. Wood embedded in "110 million year old limestone“: Radio carbon dated at 890 years old! We know when this dome formed. When we date rock of known age we test the claims and we see obvious failures. But, when we date rock of unknown age, we are assured that the results are accurate. Mt. St. Helens N ew Mt St. Helens lava dome formed in ‘ specimens taken from dome at 5 different locations & subjected to conventional Potassium-Argon dating. Results indicated ages of less than 1/2 to almost 3 million years, all from 11 yr old rock
If Evolution Is True: There is no such thing as right and wrong. Anything from murder to adultery is permissible because man is not accountable to anyone. All laws are self-imposed by whatever any given society or government decides.
Man manufactures his own god Some modern-day views of God are: –The god of my health and wealth. –The god of my emotional needs. –The god of my gender. –The god of my sexual preference. –The god of my religious preference. God should never be made to conform to our ways & ideas –He is changeless. Heb 13:8 –He is beyond our comprehension. Job 11:7-9 –His power is infinite. Rev 19:6 –His revelation reveals His will. Eph 3:1-5 –All men accountable to Him. Heb 4:13; Rom 14:11-12
Conclusion Bible spends little time in proving existence of God –God's existence stated as fact from very beginning; e.g., "In the beginning God" Gen. 1:12. Rom. 1:20-22 says that the things which are made prove the existence of God, and for one to claim otherwise only proves him to be a fool and without excuse. Evolution is a system of faith just as Christianity is –If evolution is true, there is no right from wrong. –Don't like laws of land, change to please yourself Many believe in God, they don’t truly know Him –Have fashioned God into what they think He ought to be