Chop one verse and others will follow.

There is a massive ‘industry’ to defend Darwinian evolution, even from inside the Church.  Despite the fact that there is no solid scientific proof for Darwinian evolution, some ‘Christians’ still insist it is true.  The problem is, one has to be consistent in the exegesis of Scripture.  Let us look at two very specific verses, Romans 1:20 and Ephesians 2:10.

#  Romans 1:20

  • ‘For since the creation of the the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without any excuse.’
  • The word used is ‘workmanship’ or ‘handiwork.’  Creation is the handiwork of God.  This specific word ‘handiwork’ is found only in one other place in the New Testament, in Ephesians 2:10.

# Ephesians 2:10

‘For we are God’s workmanship [handiwork], created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’  That means the ‘creation’ of new creatures in Jesus, is also the handiwork of God.

#  God created two separate ‘things’

  • God created the universe through Jesus ‘…and through whom [Jesus] He [God] made the universe….’ 1
  • God also created His children to be new ‘creations’ in Christ Jesus, ‘…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!’

#  Romans 1:20 and Ephesians 2:10 are related.

Because the New Testament uses ‘handiwork’ or ‘workmanship’ only in these two verses, there is a relationship between them.  Both testify to God’s creative ability.  The one is physical and visible, the other one spiritual and invisible.  Yet both are real: they demonstrate God’s, ‘eternal power and divine nature.’ 

#  They stand or fall together.

If six day creation is not the handiwork of God, why would the creation of new people in Christ be?  This is an example of the ‘domino’ principle in Scripture.  When you lose faith in one verse or principle, your faith in the rest of the Bible starts to topple.

Conclusion  

Both Ephesians 2:10 and Romans 1:20 are true.  God created the universe in six days to be our temporal home.  He will renew it to be the eternal home of people who were renewed in their inner being.  All this is due to God’s power!

References

  1. Hebrews 1:2
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:17

God still stands tall as the Creator

A person who denies Genesis 1 has to prove how complex living machines evolved.

If we listen to evolutionary propaganda, it is clear that they scoff at anyone who dares to believe living things were created in twenty-four hour days.  Those bright scoffers cannot understand how people can believe the Bible’s ‘nonsense.’  Well, here is a challenge to those who scoff at the Genesis 1 account.

#  All living things have a tiny motor in their cells.

  • Plants, birds, fish, reptiles, land animals and humans (created on day 3,5,6 of the creation week) are dependent on the ATP synthase motor in each cell of the body.1,2,3  So every organism has millions of these tiny motors.  They are the energy generators of the body and life depends on them.
  • If these machines shut down, death ensues very quickly.  This was proved in the Second World War when a poison was used to kill people.  That poison shut down the production of ATP, and death ensued very quickly.

#  The ATP synthase motor

See sketch to understand that it is a real motor.

  • You die within an hour when the ATP motor shuts down.  Then it had to be designed and built in a very short time for life to exist at all.
  • The whole cell functions as a unit.  No-one can claim that simple cells evolved first and then later the ATP synthase motor evolved quickly to bring life to the cells.
  • If life evolved over millions of years, how and when did the ATP ‘machine’ in the intricately designed factory (the cell) evolve?  Nobody has ever answered that.  
  • We know from present day experience that intricate machines like cell phones or computers don’t evolve on their own.  They are designed and created by some-one who had a goal in mind and the intelligence to put it all together.
  • Time and chance have never created an intricate motor.  Evolutionists imply the ATP synthase motor evolved naturally over millions of years, but they can never prove it scientifically.

#  To complicate matters, what about the DNA?

  • DNA is necessary for the ‘construction’ and function of the ATP synthase motor.  It is another tricky issue how the DNA in each cell evolved slowly on its own?
  • DNA is a string of letters that make up the recipe of each life form.  To put the DNA letters in a meaningful string so that they send a message to construct an organism, requires someone with purpose and intelligence. 4  
  • We can compare the genetic ‘letters’ to the letters of the alphabet.  They don’t form meaningful sentences and write a novel, spy thriller, or scientific journal on their own.  Someone has to plan, design and organize the letters into a meaningful message.

Conclusion

A person who denies Genesis 1 has to prove how complexity evolved.  Saying ‘it evolved,’ is not an answer.  God still stands tall as the Creator of the heavens and earth in six twenty four hour days.

References

  1. Evolution News and Science today, Molecular Machine Menagerie Brightens, February 20, 2017
  2. J Sarfati, The Greatest Hoax on Earth, Creation Book Publishers, 2010, p 242-244
  3. JB Reece et al, Campbell Biology, Pearson, 2011, ATP Synthase, p 218-225
  4. SC Meyer, Signature in the Cell, HarperOne, 2009

Does modern ‘science’ erode your faith?

According to polls the Christian faith has lost ground in the Western World. 1, 2  Let us look at the BioLogos Foundation as one reason for the erosion of biblical faith.  The purpose of BioLogos is, ‘to invite the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation. 3     

#  Genesis 1 is the proof that God is real.

Genesis 1 is the most fundamental and important doctrine in Scripture.  God created in six days and therefore He is all-powerful and will establish His Kingdom on earth.  Without Genesis 1 the whole Bible tumbles like a house of cards.

#  Biblical faith stands on the foundation of Genesis 1. 

Darrel Falk says, ‘It is a travesty that young people who begin the journey of following Jesus are told that they have to believe something which a little science education makes clear cannot possibly be the case.’ The science he refers to is definitely not operational science.  What happens is that people realize that if Genesis 1 is about an evolved creation, there is no reason to believe there is a God.  They just discard their faith in God.

#  To change Genesis 1 requires major changes in Scripture. 

BioLogos has to adapt the Bible to fit evolution.  The inevitable conclusion is, ‘At the end of the day, the theological modifications required by the acceptance of evolution are vast and utterly disastrous for biblical Christianity.’ 5   Scripture is composed of 66 interlocking ‘pieces.’  If you change one you have to change all the others.  That erodes faith eventually.

#  Evolution does not stand on a scientific foundation.

Science is an investigation into the workings of nature and is based on testable, observable, repeatable experiments.  Logic tells us that evolution, an idea of where life came from, cannot be tested repeatedly, neither observed, nor measured.  Creation is a past event, not open to scientific investigation.  It is a lie that science proved evolution true.

#  Science leads to technological advances.

Scientific innovations (TV, cellphones, electricity, et cetera) are based on laws of nature discovered by scientific investigations.

  • To prove that the idea of evolution is useless for that, do a search on the most well known evolutionist, Richard Dawkins.
  • Skip past all his accomplishments, the books he wrote to trash the Bible and promote evolution, and see if he has any scientific patents to his name?  Has he formulated any significant laws of nature and patented innovations based on them?  After all, he calls himself a scientist.  We could not find any evidence of his prowess as a scientist.
  • With all his active ‘research’ into evolution, he should have earned at least one or two Nobel prizes.  None are mentioned. 6

Conclusion

BioLogos is part of the propaganda machine to destroy people’s faith in the Bible.  ‘Normal’ thinking people realize that if evolution is true, God is not.  This is a massive modern lie: ‘Science has proved evolution.’   

References

  1. Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, More Americans now believe Bible is a book of fables, not literal Word of God: Gallup. May 16, 2017
  2. Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, Dramatic Fall of Christianity in UK continues: 26 Christians abandon faith for every new convert. May 15, 2017.
  3. Wikipedia, BioLogos FoundationJohn UpChurch, The Danger of BioLogos, Answers in Genesis, October 1, 2011.
  4. John UpChurch, The Danger of BioLogos, Answers in Genesis, October 1, 2011
  5. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, ibid.
  6. Richard Dawkins, Wikipedia.