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2 LOOKING FOR A SOURCE OF TRUTH

3 Creation of Light, Gustave Doré 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. GENESIS 1:1-31

4 THE EARTH WAS CREATED IN SIX LITERAL 24 HOUR DAYS GENESIS 1:5-31 5B And the evening and the morning were the first day. 8B And the evening and the morning were the second day. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. WHENEVER THE HEBREW WORD FOR DAY IS PRECEEDED BY A NUMBER OR THE WORDS MORNING AND EVENING, IT ALWAYS INDICATES A 24 HOUR PERIOD.

5 MARK 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. GENESIS 1:27 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. OLD TESTAMENT NEW TESTAMENT GENESIS 1:26 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: JOHN 1:1,3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. GENESIS 2:2 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. HEBREWS 4:4 4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 2 PETER 3:6 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: GENESIS 6:17 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. JESUS AND ALL OF THE NEW TESTAMENT WRITERS VIEWED THE ACCOUNTS PRESENTED IN GENESIS AS ACTUAL HISTORICAL EVENTS!

6 JOHN 1:3 3 All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. COLOSSIANS 1:15-16

7 Using the genealogies presented in several Old Testament texts, but particularly in Genesis 5 and 11, there are many respected theologians, philosophers, and scientists that believe Adam was created by God around A YOUNG EARTH? 6,000-10,000 YEARS AGO

8 A BREIF OVERVIEW God created the Heavens & the Earth, all the animals, as well as Adam & Eve in six 24 hour days around 6,000 years ago. Man was Tempted & Sinned Death Entered the World Because of Sin All Must Now Die 1 CORINTHIANS 15:21-22, For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

9 Dar·win·ism (därw-nizm)n. A theory of biological evolution developed by Charles Darwin and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop over a vast period of time through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. Natural Selection: the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring. The theory of its action was first fully expounded by Charles Darwin and is now believed to be the main process that brings about evolution.

10 Biological evolution, simply put, is descent with modification. Through the process of descent with modification, the common ancestor of life on Earth gave rise to the fantastic diversity that we see documented in the fossil record and around us today. Evolution means that we're all distant cousins: humans and oak trees, hummingbirds and whales. - University of California, Berkley website

11 WHAT BENEFIT IS 2% OF AN EYE? WOULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED IF IT DIDN’T IMPROVE THE SPECIES ABILITY TO SURVIVE? IF IT WASN’T, WHAT WOULD DIRECT AND GUIDE ITS CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT INTO THE COMPLEXITY WE SEE TODAY? HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF GENETIC COINCIDENCES WOULD HAVE TO OCCUR PERFECTLY TO GET A FULLY FUNCTIONING EYE? DOES THAT HONESTLY SOUND REASONABLE? THE HUMAN EYE The human eye works by some 40 different parts functioning together. If just one of these is not present, the eye will serve no purpose. Each of these 40 parts has its own individual complex structure. For instance, the retina, at the back of the eye, is made up of 11 strata each of which has a different function.

12 “To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.” --Charles Darwin Origin of Species

13 EVEN IF A CELL COULD ACCIDENTALLY ARISE BY CHANCE CIRCUMSTANCES, THEN… HOW LONG WOULD YOU EXPECT IT TO SURVIVE ON IT’S OWN? HOW COULD IT POSSIBLY LEARN TO MAKE AN EXACT COPY OF ITSELF? IF IT AROSE BY CHANCE, WHY WOULD IT MAKE A COPY OF ITSELF? A Single Cell is as a Complicated as New York City! HOW COULD THAT POSSIBLY HAPPEN BY CHANCE?

14 “When the mathematical laws of probability are applied to the known facts of biology, the odds against the incredible, organized complexity of our biological world evolving through blind chance, plus time, are so astronomical in size that, for all practical purposes, evolution is mathematically impossible.” - Frank L. Caw Jr. WHAT CAN CHANCE REALLY DO? COUNTING TO TEN 1:10 BILLION

15 WRITING A SENTENCE 1:8.3 HUNDRED QUADRILLION 1 QUADRILLION/SEC Evolutionists Believe the Earth is 5 BILLION YEARS “The Theory of Evolution” 25 BILLION YEARS A tornado sweeping through a junkyard and assembling a flight ready 747 THAT’S LIKE..

16 IF CHANCE IS REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL LIFE WHY AND HOW DO WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT FINGER PRINTS? MATTHEW 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

17 “Animals give the appearance of having been designed by a theoretically sophisticated and practically ingenious physicist or engineer.” - Richard Dawinkins The Blind Watchmaker (New York: Norton, 1987), p. 36. RICHARD DAWKINS IS PERHAPS THE MOST WELL KNOWN EVOLUTION SUPPORTER AND OUTSPOKEN ATHEIST WHO FREQUENTLY MAKES VISCIOUS STATEMENTS AGAINST CHRISTIANS.

18 A BREIF OVERVIEW Time, space, & matter exploded from nothing 5 billion years ago. Over millions of years planets and complex atmospheres formed from the dust of this explosion. Rain fell on the early earth over millions of years forming the “primordial soup” A single cell formed by accident in this liquid environment. This first cell evolved into every species on earth through millions of years of natural selection, death, and disease, eventually arriving at the origination of human. “Often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may have not devoted myself to a fantasy.” ~ Charles Darwin

19 All of these schools of thought seek to combine a belief in God and the Bible with the ideals of evolution and the millions of years Read “The Danger of BioLogos: Blurring the Line Between Creation and Evolution” by John Upchurch at AnswersInGenesis.com 2 PETER 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. THIS VERSE DESCRIBES THE ABSENCE OF TIME WHEN WE ARE WITH THE LORD, IT DOES NOT SUGGEST THAT THE WORD “DAY” IN GENESIS COULD BE UNDERSTOOD AS A THOUSAND YEARS.

20 There is no scripture to support this idea It completely undermines the authority of the Bible The gospel is totally diluted by this compromise It is based on the beliefs of atheist secular scientists It suggests a resistance to accept, or a shame in believing, the inspired word of God A SPIRITUALLY DANGEROUS COMBINATION The concept of evolution is completely contradictory to the Genesis account of a literal six day creation. The two ideas are absolutely incompatible!

21 “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” - Mark 8:38

22 YES.BUT WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO? That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. ROMANS 10:9 JOHN 3:16,18 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

23 THE TWO IDEAS ARE CATEGORICALLY AT ODDS WITH ONE ANOTHER GOD CREATES, 6,000 YRS, MAN SINS, DEATH ENTERS THE WORLD BIG BANG, BILLIONS OF YEARS, DEATH & SUFFERING, THEN MAN TO TRY AND BELIEVE IN BOTH IS TO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT EITHER BELIEF IS TEACHING

24 YES.BUT HONESTLY ASK YOURSELF THIS… Do I believe what the Bible teaches about Jesus being born by a Virgin? Do I believe what the Bible teaches about Jesus living a perfect life? Do I believe what the Bible teaches about Jesus dying on the cross for my sins? Do I believe what the Bible teaches about Jesus resurrecting from the dead? IF I HONESTLY BELIEVE, IN MY HEART, IN ALL OF THESE BIBLICAL TRUTHS, WHY WOULDN’T I BELIEVE WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT JESUS SPEAKING THE WORLD INTO EXISTENCE AND CREATING ALL LIVING CREATURES IN SIX DAYS?

25 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 1 JOHN 5:20 25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: ECCLESIASTES 7:25


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