Readers may be surprised to realize that Anti-Creationism is a function of beliefs. Evolution is a theory. Yet, disingenuously and dishonestly, many people (including those that consider themselves scientists) speak as if it is fact. No, evolution is a theory—a desperate theory. To say that it is a scientific theory is to also disparage legitimate science.
We often hear that science and religion are incompatible. This, too, is apparently accepted as fact and is just one more “foolishness” of those that profess themselves to be wise and reject the existence of God. Such a debate is all the more ludicrous because many of the founders of modern science were Christians (Pascal, Boyle, Newton, Bernoulli, Mendel, Pasteur … the list is long). These were people that believed in the Creation account in the Bible and, moreover, possessed a Biblical worldview. To them, their discoveries and inventions did not invalidate either the Bible nor the existence of God. Many of them took a deep interest in theology.
Then, how has science come to argue with God and reject Him?
Firstly, let’s define what we mean by science. It covers a wide arena of inquiry. Some of it is more of an observational type … laboratory science. It studies natural processes or things and documents them as they are. Other science is applied science. It builds on that which is observed and may find other applications for the natural laws that it discovers. Then, some of science concerns itself with explaining the “whys” and “wherefores” of what is observed. Here it ventures into the field of theory. A hypothesis may align with what is observed and can sometimes be successfully used to deduce other outcomes. However, a hypothesis or a theory is not the same as fact. This is the accepted foundation of the scientific process. Theory is not fact.
A very different pursuit under the name of science is the exploration of things and processes of the distant past—back to the beginnings. Here, observations cannot be made in real time. Such questions as to how the universe came about and how life came to earth are the subjects of this “science.” This is an entirely different kind of science, and is one that borrows (or steals) its perception of legitimacy from the other roles and applications of science.
Science is important. The benefits to mankind of its understandings and inventions are beyond measure. That said, it must also be recognized that such science has never been able to step outside the bounds of Creation. It cannot be used to prove the non-existence of God, nor to explain anything that could be outside of Creation. This would be impossible. The tired debate that has been fought over the past two centuries, staging the Bible as if it would be in opposition to science, is misplaced. Yes, there indeed may have been misguided theologians who took positions against natural science, not realizing they were speaking from the silence of the Bible.
But, let’s return to the “science” that concerns itself with the questions of the beginnings. This is where the real folly begins. Why? Because much of the thinking and theory in this field is driven by a priori adherence to atheism or a denial of both the Bible and observed fact. For some reason, this branch of scientific inquiry feels itself above the requirement of proofs and observation to elevate its beliefs as fact. They must do so dishonestly or ignorantly. This may be due to various reasons: because they refuse to be subordinate to God; or have been indoctrinated without proofs; or are perhaps misinterpreting the evidence.
Why Science Is Against God
Evolution cannot be proven. It defies evidence and logic. Why? Let’s only deal with the basic question of life, and leave aside the unfathomable complexities of a human comprised of billions upon billions of organized, specialized and interdependent cells. The probability that random events could have produced the complexity of a simple cell (the simplest self-sustaining and replicating life form) is so large that to believe this could have taken place would require one to partake in a most primitive form of religion.
This writer’s undergraduate degree was in science. As a Christian, one of the most impactful topics studied was Histology (the study of the structures of a single cell). Even the most primitive of cells (this itself being a presumptuous statement, as we cannot really be sure what is a primitive cell) with few enzymes, DNA and RNA strands is so incredibly complex it is IMPOSSIBLE that it could originate from random processes.
No one, were they to dig up a Rolex watch in an archeological dig, would think that it originated through random processes. Yet, the simplest enzyme (of which a minimum of 600 different kinds are required for a basic living cell) is many, many more times as complex.
The probability of a complete operating cell being formed out of a chance encounter of atoms and molecules is zero (practically speaking). Such a randomly formed cell would also have needed the mysterious spark of life and energy. Otherwise, it could not have had the possibility of mitosis (the reproduction of a cell into two).
Despite the Facts We Will Not Believe
It has already been known for many decades that impossible processes and probabilities are required to validate the theory of evolution. Even many secular scientists (some who would consider themselves atheists) have admitted to the impossible probabilities of one amino acid being formed by random chance (this the basic building block of all enzymes, RNA and DNA … all polypeptides).
For example, according to Fred Hoyle (a famous astronomer and controversial scientist): “[T]here are about two thousand enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 1040,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.”1
Yet, such theories as Evolution and the Big Bang persist. Why? The same Fred Hoyle made this comment: “Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly miniscule as to make it absurd, […] that one wonders why it is not widely accepted as being self-evident. The reasons are psychological rather than scientific.”2
Hoyle saw this persistence to believe in something that is impossible to be a “psychological” problem. He is on the right track, but not quite. He himself was vulnerable to the same feats of human fancy and illogic with his own theory of panspermia. He proposed that earth’s life forms found their genesis from viruses that were spread by comets.
The problem is not entirely psychological for scientists that study cosmology. It is a result of adamantly rejecting God. It is a choice and an attitude … at best delusion or ignorance.
Using the Garb of Science to Deny God
“Despite the facts, we will not believe in God.” This attitude is not new. According to the Bible, it was there from the beginning. The Hebrews, that nation created by God Himself and who were to be a light to the world (Isaiah 42:6), were prime examples of such rebellion.
“Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation: Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven” (Psalm 78:22-24, KJV).
Despite the evidence and the demonstration of wonders, they still chose not to believe. They rejected truth. “In spite of all this, they kept on sinning; in spite of his wonders, they did not believe” (Psalm 78:32).
This is how Jesus Christ Himself described this attitude: “Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!” (John 8:45). Why did they not believe in the Truth? “Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God” (John 8:47).
There is a primordial aversion to Truth. Not wanting to believe in God, they are given over to their perversions. God has allowed them to mislead each other in their folly. Refusing to acknowledge that there is a Creator, they are forced to indulge in foolishness, dreaming up such convenient and fanciful theories as the “Big Bang.”
Large gaps and holes remain in their theories, forcing them to become ever more inventive and hilarious. Faced with archeological evidence that bears out a world history of perhaps millions of dying species, they spin a false story of evolution … of a process of new life. It is the exact opposite, as any child (that has not yet been indoctrinated to this view) would agree. It has been a history of death, not new life.
The Follies and Perversions of Anti-Creationists
As mentioned, secular theorists regarding the “beginnings” must contort their thinking. It is the intellectual equivalent to the Baalists on Mount Carmel. They resorted to cutting themselves in a frantic frenzy to prove that their gods and cosmological views are real and true. The account is found in 1 Kings 18:
“Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, ‘Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire.’ So they took the bull given them and prepared it. Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. ‘Baal, answer us!’ they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made. At noon Elijah began to taunt them. ‘Shout louder!’ he said. ‘Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.’ So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed” (verses 25-28).
Similarly, today’s evolutionists and theorists regarding the beginning of the universe, are already far past noontime. For 100 to 120 years and more we have allowed them to continue digging for fossils, to continue developing their fanciful theories. They have yet to find any conclusive proofs for their theories. They have not found the required “missing links”; they have not shown nor proven that life can come from inanimate matter (denying the Law of Biogenesis: that life can only come from life); they continue to refuse to accept the statistical impossibility of even the most primitive cells forming from random forces, let alone even one protein or enzyme.
True science would acknowledge all of the above facts. But what is called science today does not in the matter of “beginnings.” Therefore, the study of beginnings and life, is not science but religion. It chooses a belief system that is directly in conflict with facts, the Bible and God … and real science.
Many Christians don’t have the courage to hold to Creationism. They are intimidated by the supposedly “expert” claims of modern science. They do not want to feel ostracized from the popular views of our culture. Rejecting the Creation account and various other parts of the Bible, such people really set themselves up as authorities. They show much pretension in their preferred selections of Scripture, rivaling the collective council of a long history of godly theologians, the early church councils (i.e. Council of Nicea) where the content of the Bible was debated and settled.
They choose to deny the Creation account in the Bible. By doing so, they have invalidated the entire Bible. Jesus Christ is therefore cast as a liar. The New Testament records Christ referring to the “creation” as the beginning a number of times (Matthew 25:34; Mark 10:6; John 17:24). Mark records him saying specifically, “[…]from the beginning, when God created the world, until now […]” (Mark 13:19). On none of these occasions does Jesus refute the Genesis Creation account or provide any clarifications or corrections. None were needed.
Anti-Creationism: The Answers of Evolutionism Found Wanting
Evolutionism is a religious belief system that fails to satisfactorily answer the questions that hauntingly harbor in the souls of all mankind. Why do I exist? What is my purpose? What happens to “me” after I die? Is my existence meaningless? What thinking and intellectually-honest person will not admit to such thoughts?
The fact that these questions even exist, is itself a refutation of the naturalistic theories of the origin of man. Concepts as are revealed by these questions do not and cannot “evolve” from primordial slime, nor are these organically transmitted from one living organism to another.
The greatest atheistic thinkers (whether scientists or philosophers) have no answer to these “why” questions. “Why does the universe even go to the bother to exist?” questions the famous cosmological physicist, Stephen Hawking. The fact that all mankind has ingrained in them such concepts as “love” and “justice” alone proves naturalism cannot explain the inner thoughts and destinies of man. These are ideas that evolution has no need nor means to develop.
Yet, our society taunts literal Bible-believers as being “primitive” should they hold the view that the Theory of Evolution is not conclusively supported by evidence.
We live in a society that arrogantly elevates its worldly and godless wisdom to a state of manifest superiority, thereby accusing all bona-fide, literal Bible-believing Christians as simpletons. In public secular life, it is the prevailing, and a priori view. Before examination … before discussion … before any reasoning, if you are associated with a Bible-believing perspective, by the popular mores of our culture and the world, you are therefore presumed to be primitive and stupid.
It can only be so out of a spirit that refuses to acknowledge the existence of a loving, yet authoritative God. God is not mocked. The wonderful work of his hands—we who are “[…] fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14); mortal man whose days are numbered upon earth … who shall return unto dust … who is dependent upon the Creator for salvation and eternity … ridicules this Great God? The only way for man to be prevented from perishing as do the animals (2 Peter 2:12) is to acknowledge God and His Son. According to Romans 1:16, it is the power of the gospel that brings salvation and therefore eternal life.
The Bible says that mankind will choose to believe a lie. “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator […]” (Romans 1:25). All of the “fuses” cited in this article series are outworkings of this prophecy. Yet, according to the Bible, it will get much, much worse. When the lawless one comes, “[…] He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11).
Thoughts to Ponder
This burning fuse worldwide is shortening rapidly. Anti-Creationism represents one of the most remarkable of the 12 “endtime fuses” that we are describing in this series. The dethronement of God as Creator … in fact, the entire invalidation of God … is a massive change in beliefs involving the choices of individuals and mankind.
In these latter days, taking place in the space of a little more than 150 years in the timeline of mankind, a sudden denial of God the Creator has erupted. (Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species.)
The Bible has always recognized that this would be the case. “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; 53:1). By definition, then, a world that does not believe in God is foolish. “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” (1 Corinthians 1:20).
To this day, the secular scientific theories of beginnings and evolution are unproven. The evidence does not stack up. As scientists discover ever more complexities of Creation, these theories become ever more contorted and imaginative. These theories have not satisfactorily explained that which is seen today. Too many impossibilities and contradictions are encountered. To this day, no scientist has proven that something can come from nothing (inventing anti-matter so that matter could exist).
The facts aren’t the deciding factor in any case. People who don’t want to believe in Creation and a personal God will therefore deny the facts. They will hold on to the unproven and the foolish.
Will you believe that there is a God? Will you believe the facts and the Truth? Do you believe that God created you? It is wonderful to ponder on the truth that God created us and knows you and I to be special individuals. You are known to Him. He wants to have a relationship with us, and wishes that none of His human creations would go lost (2 Peter 3:9). He therefore sent His Son Jesus Christ, and promised that whoever would believe that He was His Son, that they would have eternal life (John 3:16).