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Why The Bible’s Creation Narrative Makes the Most Sense

By Michael Christian

The Bible's Account of Creation

The Bible has the only account of creation from Someone who was there. The Creator made sure we knew the truth about earth's creation despite the claims of evolution.

Genesis 1:1-2:7, Psalm 33:6, 104:24-30, Proverbs 3:19-20, Isaiah 42:5, John 1:3-4, Acts 14:15, 17:24-30, Revelation 4:6-8

If biblical creation were a theory, it would predict that God would create a planet with physical characteristics finely tuned to support life. We live on such a planet in a prime location in our solar system and galaxy.

Then, it would suggest that an intelligent God would create beautifully suited designs for all creatures. His creation would also include harmoniously integrated ecosystems of plants and animals. We see that all around us.

The Bible's creation narrative tells us that plants and animals would reproduce according to their individual kinds. This meant genetic variation could occur within their rich gene pools, but they would not change from one species into another. Genesis 1:12, 21, 25 

We might also suspect that God would leave His signature somewhere on His workmanship.

The Signature of God in Creation

Little did Darwin anticipate that those who came after him would discover a highly sophisticated coding language present in every living cell.

This language we call DNA, and it made what Darwin thought were "simple" organisms not so simple anymore.

Inside the cells of living things exists a complex world of molecular machines programmed by a master DNA molecule. 

Similar to a computer's operating system, this DNA code is the signature of God written into all of life.

Obviously, operating systems are the products of intelligent programmers, not of randomness, as evolution theory suggests.

Because living cells are so complicated, they could not have arisen by chance from some prehistoric chemical soup. 

But What Does Evolution Say?

Contrast God's loving care in creation with the philosophy trying to replace it. Evolution theorizes that the intricate, intelligent work of God resulted from a chemical accident. Romans 1:20-21

While the Bible declares God created man in His own image, the theory of evolution views man as the product of an unlikely collision of chemicals. Genesis 1:26-28

Such a view robs life of meaning, value, and dignity. 

Fortunately, what you believe about yourself is your choice. 

Are you made in the image of God with a divine destiny and purpose? Or are you the offspring of pond water, amoebas, and monkeys, in a life with no intrinsic meaning?

The philosophy of evolution removes the value in every life. It has produced racism and eugenics. Hitler based his genocide of the Jews on the idea of breeding a super race according to Darwin's theory. 

Other by-products of evolution are abortion, euthanasia, Marxism and communist dictatorships. The latter have murdered tens of millions of their own citizens who refused to be mindless subjects of government tyranny.

The Bible teaches that every life has value, meaning, and purpose (Psalm 139:13-16, Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 127:3, Genesis 9:6, Jeremiah 1:5, Matthew 6:26, 10:31). Especially, it declares all human beings are of one race, one blood, and of the same original parents. Acts 17:26, Genesis 9:18-19

God does not show partiality to any. His Word describes all nations, tribes, people, and languages worshiping together before His throne. Revelation 7:9-10

In Christ, there is no distinction of gender, ethnic origin, or economic status. Galatians 3:28

The Two Main Reasons the Theory of Evolution Falls Short of Explaining the Origins of Life.

(1) Life does not come from non-life.

The probability of spontaneously generating a DNA molecule (or an RNA molecule) from some primordial chemical soup is so astronomically high as to be nil.

But someone might say, “There’s still a chance.” Yes, there’s also a chance you can win big on the roulette wheel at 1 chance in 38 (far more favorable odds than spontaneous generation), but are you willing to bet your paycheck or your house?

Would you gamble your just-paid-off car on a coin toss? (At 1 in 2, those are the best odds in the universe.)

I’m not willing to bet my eternal life on an improbable theory, no matter how many people say they believe it. It’s easier to believe in God than to believe in spontaneous generation (abiogenesis).

An honest person observing the panorama of creation will sense that life is too rich, complex, and well designed to be the product of chance. Psalm 19:1-3, Isaiah 40:21-23, 25-26, Romans 1:20-21

Darwin was prophetic in admitting the weakness in his theory:

"If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." —Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species

In his time, Darwin was quite unaware of the irreducible complexity in individual cells, let alone in such organs as the eye. But the discovery of the fascinating biochemical machinery inside the simplest one-celled organism has broken down the origins portion of his theory.

However, to his credit, Darwin brilliantly observed genetic variability within a species and the role of natural selection, and that is his enduring contribution to science.

Click here for more on failed attempts to produce life in a controlled laboratory environment.

(2) No mechanism, including mutation and genetic variation, can add the volume of new, complex, purposeful information to an organism's existing DNA to transform it into a new and viable species.

Species are what they are because of the DNA that regulates them.

Even if it were possible for one species to evolve into another, substantial amounts of well-designed, non-conflicting, new DNA code must be added to the DNA code of the parent organism to produce something new.

We've all seen artists' renderings of hunched-over apes standing more and more upright until they become a man. But do you realize that each step of evolutionary change must take place in the organism's DNA?

To prove molecules-to-man evolution, scientists need more than artists. They must discover a mechanism vastly superior to mutations and genetic variation that can add quantum leaps of new, viable, genetic information to existing DNA. 

However, this mechanism has not been found because it does not exist.

When God placed DNA into living things, He programmed them to copy their existing DNA exactly and pass it on to the next generation. 

This copying process is so accurate that natural mutations, though they happen, are infrequent.

God Created Living Things to Reproduce "According to Their Kind"

Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

The plants and trees God created yielded seed "according to their kind." They reproduced according to their specific DNA, true to their family and species.

While a kind will show variation according to the richness of the gene pool God gave it (microevolution) and be subject to natural selection, one species does not change into another species (macroevolution).

A peach tree does not become a tumbleweed. A dog cannot morph into a cat. Acorns don't produce oranges.

This principle of reproduction according to kind is the same for sea creatures, birds, earth animals, and humans. Genesis 1:12, 21, 25

Mutation and genetic variation do explain variation within a species. However, they cannot produce the millions of bits of well-coded, purposeful new information required to change one species into another.

Contrary to the popular idea that the genetic codes of humans and chimpanzees are nearly identical, they are only 89% similar.

In fact, they differ in 330 million DNA letters. https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/dna-similarities/differences-between-chimp-and-human-dna-recalculated/

If man supposedly developed from a chimpanzee, where did the 330 million new DNA letters come from? Mutations are not the answer, and here's why.

The Problem with Mutations

The mutations that occur in nature are (1) rare, not happening frequently enough, (2) random, (3) almost never beneficial, and (4) usually harmful or lethal to the organism.

https://evolutionfacts.com/Evolution-handbook/E-H-10a.htm
https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/mutations/

The proponents of molecules-to-man evolution have discovered an enormous amount about genetics since the days of Charles Darwin. In fact, what they have learned has and will be beneficial to humanity.

However, they have not revealed a mechanism on the DNA level that could drive an evolutionary process and produce what we see around us.

Why Time Is Not the Hero of Evolution Theory

People suppose that, given enough time, evolution could take place. But time is not the hero of the evolutionary process. 

Here's what I mean.

The (alleged) 4 billion years of evolution is 1.26 x 1017 seconds.

Suppose we divide the number of (alleged) evolutionary steps to produce a modern horse (J. Huxley estimated 103000) by 1.26 x 1017 seconds. 

The following gigantic number is how many evolutionary steps must take place each second for 4 billion years to produce a horse—7.9 x 102982. It's in the gazillions!

This supposed rate of evolutionary change exceeds by far the speed of mutations, cell division, and sexual reproduction.

Even if we reduce Huxley's number by half or more, the resulting speed of evolution exceeds what is possible.

Again, it’s easier to believe that God created each living thing than to believe they evolved by accident without a designer. 

Everyone who says they believe in evolution must have a bit of doubt because it doesn't add up.

Similarity of Design Points to Divine Creation

The similarity of design between animals points to a common Designer.

As an artist, Picasso had a Blue Period in which he painted multiple pictures in shades of blue.

Like an artist in some ways, God repeated many of His designs in more than one creature simply because they worked well for their intended purpose.

The Problem of Theistic Evolution

This idea attempts to harmonize the seven days of creation with the millions of years theorized by science. 

Theistic evolution, as it's called, or the Day-Age theory, starts with the Scripture, "A day with the Lord is as a thousand years." 2 Peter 3:8, Psalm 90:4 Then it assumes the word "day" might mean an age of millions of years.

For an insightful look at the problems created by this theory, click here.

Summary

The complexity, beauty, and efficiency of God's creation are head and shoulders above the accidental products of chance random processes.

For example, wind, rain, snow, and ice have shaped mountains around the world since the beginning, but they have never produced a Mount Rushmore. That required an intelligent artist.

It's the same with humans and all living things. We have the signature of an intelligent God in each of our cells, and our creation in His image is no mistake. You are not the result of a chance accident.

In conclusion, molecules-to-man evolution as a theory of origins is a poor replacement for the real creation story recorded in the Bible. 

For excellent scientific information about creation and evolution, I highly recommend the following website.

https://answersingenesis.org/evolution/

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