WHY I'M EVOLUTION FREE
111 Answers for Darwin Followers
by Elbert Hardy
Questions and Answers 76 thru 100
76. How could a God who doesn’t span the eons accurately predict the future?
A. Short answer: no one who does not span across the eons can accurately predict anything. Thus, if there is such a One who could accurately predict the future, it is proof that he exists, spans the eons and cares enough to share the information with his children. Now all we have to do is find out what this God said would happen in our future and wait to see it come to pass.
One such prophecy is found in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 17, verse One through Three: ‘The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, says the LORD of hosts.’
As I understand this passage, according to the prophet Isaiah, Damascus will be nuked. Leveled. Ruined and destroyed. This is a city of nearly 2 million people. It is a major cultural center and has never been destroyed. God said it would be. Watch for this to happen in the near future. If it does would you then believe?
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77. If evolution is truly the means by which we came into being, where did man get his emotions, aptitudes, abilities, attitudes, ideas, creativity, senses, wisdom, understanding… and many such like things that no animal can compare to?
A. This is a loaded question. It’s a question loaded with the intricacies of the human mind. How does the mind come up with ideas? How does it add and subtract? How does it learn and remember what it learns? What gives us the ability to do anything? How do we get attitudes and then the power to control them? How does evolution provide the five senses of sight, smell, taste, hearing and feeling? What about intuition? How do we come to have and exercise wisdom?
No animal has any of these things except the five senses and a touch of low-level basic personality. Humans are much more complex and sophisticated. We scientists have noticed and observed no evolution of these great gifts that separate mankind from the beasts. They are not evolving over time into someone or something better and we are not devolving into something lesser. Why? Evolution is silent about this. It is silent about things its proponents don’t want to talk about. It doesn’t want to entertain the concept that there might be a God and that if there really is, then we ought to change our ways.
We are made in the image of God. As God, he alone has the rights as an owner does over his property. But I might say, ‘So now what?’ What does God expect of me? What does he want me to do? Jesus put it simply, ‘Follow me.’ He doesn’t just want bleacher fans or spectators. He want active players on the field. He wants to be pursued.
He said in Matthew 11:25-30: 25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes. 26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight. 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. 28 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls (lives). 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
You have a destiny, and it lies with God. You were designed to have a working relationship to him as your Father and it is to last for all time to come. Evolution cannot provide any such thing. To proponents, it’s ‘eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.’ To them, when we die, that’s it. There is no more. No wonder God calls them ‘fools’. Psalms 14:1 says: The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.’ You don’t have to be one of them.
As far as evolution goes, I’d say now is a really good time to give it up. It’s not real. You may as well get used to the idea that there really is a God and it would be smart to find out what he’s doing.
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78. In Stanley Miller’s famous 1953 experiment using glass tubing, flasks, heat, electricity and specific gases replicating the earlier Earth’s atmosphere, didn’t he prove life arose from the right chemical attractions, combinations and conditions?
A. No. First of all there’s no way to determine what the Earth’s early atmosphere was like. Second, the red goo ‘organic chemicals’ or amino acids needed for life that were supposedly the results of his experiment were not alive. In fact, they were toxic to life. What were they really? It’s Cyanide and Formaldehyde, embalming fluid, hardly conducive to life! In fact, formaldehyde or cyanide is so toxic, a small amount will kill you in a very short time.
Most scientists have dismissed his experiment all together, in the light of current findings. Why then, if the publishers of our children’s textbooks were honest, is this data still there? All books claiming Miller’s experiment is proof of evolution being the means for the creation of life should be destroyed and disregarded as evolutionary propaganda.
It is a crime in my opinion to continue this charade, foisting off this lie to our children. We may as well promote the flying spaghetti monster as the creator of all life. Who created this fictional ‘flying spaghetti monster’ anyway? Well, let’s just see. Let’s just see what Wikipedia has to say about it. We type in flying spaghetti monster in the search bar and we read:
‘The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism. The "Flying Spaghetti Monster" first appeared in a satirical open letter written by Bobby Henderson in 2005, protesting the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to permit the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in public school science classes. In the letter, Henderson parodied the concept of intelligent design by professing belief in a supernatural creator that closely resembles spaghetti and meatballs. Henderson further called for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism to be allotted equal time in science classrooms alongside intelligent design and evolution.
After Henderson published the letter on his website, it rapidly became an internet phenomenon and a symbol for the case against teaching intelligent design in public schools. Pastafarian "beliefs" are generally satires of creationism. They are presented both on Henderson's Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster website, where he is described as "prophet", and in The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, written by Henderson and published by Villiard Press in 2006. The central belief is that an invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. Pirates are revered as the original Pastafarians (a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarian), and Henderson asserts that the steady decline in the number of pirates over the years has resulted in global warming.
The FSM community currently congregates at Henderson's website to share ideas and crafts devoted to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Because of its popularity and exposure, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is often used as a contemporary version of Russell's teapot – an argument that theories that cannot be proven false must be proven true by those who propose them, or be rejected. While generally praised by the media and endorsed by members of the scientific community, the Flying Spaghetti Monster has received criticism from the intelligent design community. Self-described Pastafarians have engaged in religious disputes, including in Polk County, Florida, where they played a role in dissuading the local school board from adopting new rules on teaching evolution.’
I suggest you go there and read the entire article. It’s hilarious the lengths to which evolutionary proponents will stoop to keep their fame and fortunes intact by duping the masses with these silly, but funny concoctions. Isn’t it funny to poke fun at God, your Creator who holds your life and your future in his hands? In a word: no, not really.
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79. Why does life only work in concert with other forms of life? Doesn’t this prove survival of the fittest?
A. They call it a ‘symbiotic relationship’. Could it be because God designed and built it that way? Bigger eats smaller. Stronger eats weaker. Faster eats slower. Smarter eats dumber. Humans eat everything else, but usually not each other. That’s the way our planets ‘natural realm operates.
There are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The food that supports life originates in the soil. In the soil are microbes that give the plants their food. Everything is dependent on something. Water, air, sunlight, chemistry and other factors must be present to support life and keep it going.
God provides the food and water and all the other factors to keep your life going and mine. When one carefully and honestly examines the human body or any creature for that matter, design is evident throughout. Every cell looks like a large city under an electron microscope. Each and every part functions in perfect harmony and performs specific jobs which carry food, provide mobility, eliminate waste products, reproduce, communicate or something else.
These things are far too complex to have arisen undirected on their own without a Creator. Instead of ‘proving’ evolution as the vehicle that brought life to the world, it proves the existence, creative prowess and genius of God. Like it or not, no other explanation has the power to do this.
To me, evolution is empty, hopeless, futureless and ignorant in that it ignores the evidence and buys into a lie anyway. It makes no sense. It cannot explain the existence of anything. Symbiosis is planned parenting by God himself. He alone knows what is best and for how long. It may not always be this way. That is symbiosis may be changed, at least to some degree, in the future.
For example, in the Bible, in the book of Isaiah, chapter 11, the very nature of man and beast will be converted from away from the carnivorous, violent symbiotic way to a new nature, that of herbivorous kindness and gentleness in spirit. This I think will be a grand and sweeping change and will be welcomed by all.
Notice what it says: ‘And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.’
But the skeptics and anti-theists will say ‘Who cares what the Bible says. It’s fiction!’ What do I say to that? ‘Some day on your timeline of life, you will meet your Maker, regardless of whether you believe it or not. Will you care then? Why not rather make the most of your life while there is still time? Would I be showing you love if I didn’t at least try to tell you? I care too much to do that to you, even though we have never met. It’s never too late to change your mind.
Some Christian or church may have hurt you in some way. We’re only mere mortals and we all do stupid things. The church isn’t perfect because it is full of non-perfect people. Please don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Reach down deep inside and let it go. Start over. Allow yourself to love and be loved by those who know Jesus and because of him have a future.
It’s not like many TV preachers teach about heaven being eternal retirement in the clouds, either. It’s about a Kingdom with Jesus returning to be King of kings. You can be a part of his government. Jesus promised to return to take over world government, not to siphon off Christians in the ‘Rapture’ and let the rest go to hell.
So, granted, the church has a lot wrong. But you can be right. Follow the book. Read your Bible. Add it all up like an arithmetic problem and you will find the right answers. We can trust it because there are multiple millions of tons of on-the-ground proof. Search YouTube and you can see this proof…
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80. Why does the bacterial flagellum with its 40+ proteins which is the transport mechanism of bacteria present a huge problem for evolutionists?
A. It’s a real problem because of the high degree of design involved in making it happen. It can rotate at an estimated 100,000 rpm, stop itself, reverse and regain its 100,000 rpm in only ¼ of a turn. No humanly devised motor can even come close to that. Evolution says ‘It’s just one of those anomalies that happen from time to time.’ Or ‘It came to life on the backs of crystals.’ Or it just came into existence undirected over the course of millions of years.’ Or ‘Just because we may not be able to come up with an appropriate answer today doesn’t mean we won’t find one tomorrow.’
But my contention is if nothing can ‘create this out of ‘necessity’ or any other reason, why can’t humans do it, given all their intelligence and creative ability? The flagellum has many complex parts such as a rotator shaft, drive shaft, armature, stator, basal body, universal joint and filament(s) with thousands of flexible moving parts. They are made of something. What? No one knows. And where did the assembly instructions come from? And who built the first one and made it work? And how does the bacterium know how to use it to navigate where it chooses to go?
Let’s see science make one, even if we give scientists all the parts.
They will never be able to do it. Even if they could, it still would not be alive or functional. And the communication connection between it and the bacterium would not exist. The bottom line is that we just don’t have what it takes. We can’t make anything alive, even if the parts are bestowed. To put it another way, no scientist or group of them will ever be able to create anything alive, even if given all the parts. The spark of life remains missing from our grasp. It is only found in the realm and jurisdiction of God himself. It is Super-natural.
I highly recommend the study of the flagellum. Go to YouTube ® and just type in ‘bacterial flagellum’ and you will find numerous excellent videos showing the research and animation work invested by scientists regarding the exquisite design of this remarkable sub-microscopic phenomenon.
Beware of course, of the naysayers, like Dr. Eugenie Scott, who seem hell-bent to defend their evolutionary bias beyond reason saying evolution has the power to build the flagella automatically without design and without a Designer. If that was true, why can’t she build one? If nothing can do it and she can’t doesn’t that make her less powerful than nothing? How can she be less than zero?
She claims: ‘Just because we haven’t yet explained something doesn’t mean we won’t explain it sometime in the future and the Creationist’s argument for design is not valid just because we have not yet explained it.’ My answer is what is taking you so long to find out you don’t have what it takes? Evolutionists have had well over 150 years since Darwin, yet not one shred of real, testable and repeatable scientific evidence for the theory has been produced. Why? Could it be the evidence points to a Creator?
Sometimes I question their ability to reason. They get rich selling their silly books making fun of God and ‘those dumb ignoramuses stupid enough to follow him’. They enjoy the fame and notoriety that comes from making outlandish claims, calling foul and juvenile names and bashing those saints who want to do what’s right and teach only the truth. Shame on them all! Sometimes they should look in the mirror before they accuse anyone of being ignorant. My mom always reminded me ‘When you point the finger, there are at least three fingers pointing back at you.’
Could it be they are desperate to cling to their archaic, outdated and disproven theory so they can keep their wealth, influence and power going, even if it costs their eternal lives? Are status, money and power over people so important as to validate the wasting of one’s one and only opportunity for real true life? Are you going to worship money or God? Will you serve and trust people and tradition or God and his truth? As for me, I’m not going to waste my opportunity to live forever for the sake of all the money, fame or power in the world!
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81. If evolution is truly the means by which all life arose, why do we only observe intelligent causes producing new products, inventions or new intelligent causes?
A. The theory of evolution as the origin of all life once again faces an impossible to explain phenomenal enigma. Science on the one hand sees that only creative, intelligent human beings create intelligent things. For example, Steve Jobs and his company created the IPods, IPhone, IPad, Apple TV and other ingenious I products in the Apple line. Thomas Edison created the light bulb, radio, the phonograph, tape recording and many other remarkable inventions. Ben Franklin created the lightning rod, eye glasses, the Franklin stove, the odometer and the early battery. Leonardo da Vinci invented the submarine, the helicopter, the parachute and the ancestor of the airplane. Alexander Graham Bell is credited for the telegraph and telephone.
In every case, intelligent products come only from pre-existing intelligent inventors. But in the theory of evolution, non-intelligence builds intelligence and even makes it come to life. Seems to me it is illogical, unreasonable and sheer fantasy to pretend this can happen. Yet evolution proponents say they are the reasonable thinkers and creationists are the ‘whacked’ ones. They are not interested in scientific evidence at all, though they claim they have it in spades. Truth suggests otherwise. There is not a shred of evidence in favor of life arising undirected out of nowhere via evolution. It just isn’t there.
Of course you are free to disagree, but where is the evidence. Don’t tell me you have a warehouse for lab full of fossils and bone fragments you have categorized and tagged by phylum, date and scientific name, and claim that as your proof; big deal. Anyone with enough money and imagination can do that. So what? That doesn’t constitute proof because it is not testable, falsifiable or repeatable, so it’s not science. Nor is it any kind of proof.
Show me what happened in the past. Show me what will come to pass in the future, if you can. Show me the mechanisms that made life appear on Earth out of nowhere.
Were you there when the Earth was made? No? Can you make any life form, even a simple blade of grass? Go ahead and create a life form; I dare you. When you try, you can’t use anything already in existence as building material; you must create your own out of your great power alone.
Having a little trouble doing this, son? Maybe tomorrow will be a better day. Why don’t you try then? Only God can create life from his own ingenuity, power and fiat. Nothing else will do. Beware of superstitions. We all seem to have trouble keeping them away. In my view, evolution is just another one of them to avoid.
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82. Complexity + information + specification + purpose + reproduction + structure + pattern + harmony + power + environment + intelligence + communication + mobility + hydraulics + DNA + mind + spirit and much more are all required to make life; but man still can’t make it, even if he met every conceivable required condition. If evolution ‘created’ life over the course of billions of years, why can’t we?
A. Evolutionists say we probably will break through that barrier some day, but the real truth is that God has set limits we will not cross as human beings, regardless of our ‘vast’ intellects. It’s not the size of the brain, or the quality of the brain but the spirit in man that gives him his mind and its intellect or lack thereof. The brain is the computer or server in which all things known to a person are stored. If a portion of the brain becomes injured or damaged, some of the information stored there will be lost, yet the person remains largely intact.
Life is far too complex to suppose it all ‘just happened’. Life has meaning, significance and purpose only when plugged in to the Source of its power; that is its Maker. Get rid of God, and you lose everything. Life will be totally meaningless. My question for evolutionists is why would you want a meaningless existence with no hope and no future? Instead, why not let go of your foolish pride and give it up? You can’t win and getting rid of God really doesn’t make you free or get rid of you annoying guilt feelings. If it did, you would no longer feel anything. Is that what you want? Not me!
No, I want a life filled with meaningful ideas, plans, hopes and dreams, and one that convinces me that I am worth something to someone. I want to be convinced to the core of my being that I have a future after this life is over. It all adds up to a resurrection with the promise of a better body, composed of spirit, that will no longer have the possibility of damage, suffering, pain or death. It will have the power to travel at the speed of thought and be able to disappear and reappear again at will. Why wouldn’t I want that life?
This is not a fantasy, but the type of life and body we see in the resurrected Jesus. He promised we could join him in that type of life and do great wonders for ever across the universe. This is not some vague idea of retirement in the cloud somewhere, devoid of meaning or plan or purpose. In fact, the Bible alludes to the idea that through God’s children life will spread across the entire universe. Where you might ask? Try Isaiah 40:22, 45:18, 51:16, 66:22 and Revelation 21:21 for starters.
Can’t we give God a little credit for being greater than we can possibly imagine? The silly Hollywood carton-style of heaven, being a cloud onto which the convert goes to roll around on in a white robe for all eternity doesn’t cut it. God is so much bigger-minded than that. What would be fun about that? It’s boring! Why do you suppose he made all those worlds out there? All that real estate is out there to one day become inhabited and renewed. We, as God’s children, will be doing those things we see our Father do. And what is that? It is building worlds and filling them with life! Maybe it’s time we all looked at the Bible again with a fresh pair of lenses!
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83. The body’s ability to make blood which carries energy rich oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of the body and carries away waste products… How could that system have evolved, for if the first blood cell failed the body would die?!
A. This is the same argument we could use for all body parts, functions and systems. They all had to come together at the same instant in a flash or it simply would die within seconds. Evolution is no match for this argument. It cannot account for this fact of life. Without the blood and the entire circulatory system, all life would cease to exist.
Instead, it just works. Blood is manufactured automatically for us by our bones which in turn are made from the blood. It works in you and me and in all life forms every day we live. That is just the way it is in all carbon-based life forms. We find and consume our food, which in itself is a miracle, then the blood circulating in the stomach, passes minute food particles to each tiny platelet and pushed them all through miles of pipe we call the blood vessels to each and every cell in the entire body.
The blood is a living thing. That is where our life is. We don’t want it to leak out and we don’t have to be told this. We keep close tabs on any cut or tear in our skin and we watch how our blood clots, which by the way is a whole other issue and very complicated. But at least we instinctively know we don’t want our blood to leak out lest we die. I still find it almost amazing that evolutionists aren’t awed by the systems of the body because had they not all come alive in a flash, a heartbeat if you will, none of it, including the blood, would have survived.
This is no accident. It had to be planned well in advance and then implemented with great precision, skill and power. Evolution can’t account for it because it states ‘it all arose gradually over the course of millions of years.’ This means a gradual ‘step’ followed by another, followed by another until life appeared. But is that really the way it happened? I have real doubts, because each step would have died long before it could somehow find a mate or come together with some other unit that would cause survival.
Say for example a heart decided it needed something to do, like pump blood. Did it hop around looking for tubes we call ‘vessels’ to attach to and then find blood cells to invite inside? Can we see how ridiculous this whole concept really is? All the body’s systems, parts, electrical impulses, nerve signals, etc. had to be made at the same instant by the same Maker or death would immediately happen.
You can buy into the fantasy of evolution all you want, but believing it cannot make it so. It’s not real and they who are into it not in denial, and those who are honest with themselves, know this. It’s time we gave this inferior theory the boot!
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84. Blood clotting… no way that could have evolved for the first person who cut herself would have died trying to evolve the ability to clot her blood, so how can Darwinism account for this, since evolution supposedly requires ‘millions of years for life to emerge?
A. If you mean by the term ‘evolution’ you mean change over time, granted. All life forms do that, but we’re talking about the ‘Origin of the Species’, whatever a ‘species’ is. But for blood clotting to have evolved over time seems ludicrous to me because the first living being would have died long before it could reproduce, so there would not be beings that would be alive today.
I’ll do my best to explain how blood clotting or better said blood coagulation works, though sometimes I wonder if science really knows everything about the subject. Coagulation is a complex process resulting in the stopping of blood loss due to an injury. A damaged capillary, vein or artery gets sealed over by a blanket of platelets and a layer of fibrin, which creates the seal. It’s kind of like those self-sealing inner tubes on spare tires.
Coagulation begins almost instantly when we cut a blood supply line. The body knows what to do without being told to. It is not necessary to even give it a thought. The damaged endothelium lining in the blood vessel immediately gets the repair started. Changes in the plasma protein fibrinogen and tissue factors which still allude science seem to work together automatically to repair the damage. Platelets rush to the site and start piling up, sticking to one another with a kind of sticky secretion. Then the plasma proteins take over during what is termed secondary hemostasis. This occurs in response to a complicated cascade of fibrous strands which shore up the platelet seal.
This stops the bleeding and begins the repair process of the wound. Without this going on, we would all bleed to death at the slightest scratch. Disorders of this mechanism can go either way. Too much ability to clot and thrombosis occurs. Too little and unwanted hemorrhage happens. It requires both cellular platelets and proteins with coagulant factors to make this work, and they must be in perfect balance or a disorder is the result.
Some say diet has a lot to do with it. Others say exercise or liquid intake is the main thing. I think it is d, all of the above. By that I mean everything needs to be in balance. Right diet, sunshine, fresh air, exercise, liquids and minimal toxicity in these things result in good health. But getting back to the question, how did evolution make it happen? The simple answer is: it didn’t. It’s far too complicated to have happened just by accident.
Blood coagulation is not simple. It is something that evolution could never accomplish. For further information, watch the YouTube videos on how coagulation occurs. It involves lots of different and complex factors and chemicals I don’t have space here to cover, such as zymogen, serine protease enzymes, glyco-protein co-factors, transglutaminase, stromal fibroblasts, leukocytes, the tenase complex, lipids, vitamin K, calcium, hematic gamma-glutamyl carboxyl and much more. The whole study may take a lifetime and we still would not know all there is to know about it.
The bottom line is we have a Great Creator who DOES know all about it and he’s the only one who does. We may as well get used to the fact of life, that Darwinism has too many problems and needs to be abandoned. It’s outmoded and outdated and it doesn’t have sufficient explanatory power to explain even one of the thousands of complex factors that must come together instantly at the same time to make it work.
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85. Since the earth is the only planet with life on it out of billions of galaxies each full of billions of stars and planets, how does Darwinism address the ‘big bang’ and the fact that, as far as we know, earth is ‘life exclusive’? In other words, why is the earth the only planet, as far as we can detect, with life on it?
A. First of all, we really don’t know if other planets support or contain life; we just have been unable to detect it anywhere in the universe. Second, Darwin does not address the ‘big bang’, since the theory was proposed over 100 years after Darwin.
Consider what a religion is: It is a belief system concerning a cause, nature and purpose of the universe, especially when considering the creation or production of life and the origin of it, by an entity or agency, agencies or happenstance, often involving devotional and ritual observances, and often but not limited to a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. It involves the collection, body of or congregation of a number of persons or sects adhering to these beliefs or a specific fundamental set of concepts or practices.
To subscribe or submit to anything fitting that description is to become a part of said religion. That to me could easily apply to evolution. Its proponents follow its tenants without looking. Proof is not required for belief. It is assimilated because others have assimilated it, regardless of study, research or facts. My question is: Is this what you want? Is that all it takes for you to believe? Call me hard headed, but I need a lot more than this! I want on-the-ground proof. Show me!
You may ask, ‘Well, religions all have a holy book, a high priest or a priesthood, governing body, support personnel outreaches and literature they produce, so how could evolution be a religion?’ My answer is this: Evolution’s holy books are the Origin of the Species and the Descent of Man. High priests would include Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Eugenie Scott, the late Stephen Jay Gould and others. Governing bodies would include the Society for the Study of Evolution, Human Behavior & Evolution Society and the National Center for Science Education. They support or participate in many outreaches like Richard Dawkins’ Un-baptising Tour, many speaking engagements, book signing tours, magazine articles, websites, etc.
The point is: no one really knows much about the origin of the universe because there were no witnesses there to see it happen. Theories are not facts. Evolution is merely a theory, and not a very good one at that, because it cannot be proved or verified, yet proponents claim it has been proved and is indeed a fact. The only thing they got right about that last statement is that evolution is a ‘has been’. Modern technology and honest scientists confirm the theory is in real trouble. The evidence simply does not support it.
Give it up. It has been disproved overwhelmingly by close observation and real scientific study done on numerous varieties of animals, fish, birds and plants over many years by an ever-growing number of prominent scientists who recognize the truth that the entire animal must come online in an instant or the animal would die. No gradual step-by-step ‘process’ will work. It’s that simple. Evolution is dead, if you ask me. It just doesn’t have sufficient explanatory power. The closer technology brings us to the inner workings of the cell, the more the detail, intricacy and complexity we find. Evolution simply does not have the power needed to build life and it can’t adequately even explain any part of its origin.
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86. Evolution claims survival of the fittest as the only motivating force to improve life. But how does that translate to human beings spiritually?
A. In evolution it is ‘dog eat dog’ with no room for the weak. No improvement is possible from any outside source such as God, the Holy Spirit or Jesus. There is no one to pray to and no one to hear our prayers. It is an odd religion because it has no Creator God who has any authority or power to intervene in the course of human affairs. Instead, its adherents have to fend for themselves without a Provider to take care of them or love them.
It’s a rather sad state to be in, because it’s like being homeless, starving and thirsty and being caught in a vortex dragging them to their doom with a ball and chain around their ankles while inching closer by the day toward their execution. They are on death row with no possibility of escape. They have no future and there is no afterlife for them to look forward to. Why step over a billion dollar fortune to pick up a wooden nickel? That is what they are doing. They would rather die than change themselves for God.
What makes it worse is the fact that they could have petitioned the judge for mercy and he would have granted it, reversing their sentence and setting them free. He would have marked his account closed, paid-in-full. He would have allowed him access to his God-given right to an afterlife full of joy and wonderful things to see and do with friends and family. There’s a great big universe out there, and I believe it is God’s intention to bring it to life!
No Hollywood version of Heaven for me, thanks. I don’t want eternal boredom sitting on my cloud just ‘rolling around heaven all day’. No, I think God has bigger things in mind than that. Let’s give God a little credit, shall we? He’s much bigger minded than making eternal retirement lounging on a cloud for all eternity for his children.
Now, you may be asking where in the Bible you can find evidence for the idea that God is building the universe to be inhabited. Well, check out Isaiah 40:22-23, 45:18 and 51:16 for starters.
Evolution cannot explain a lot of things. One of those is the work of the Holy Spirit which they deny. This is the greatest tool, if I may use that term, for improving ones’ life that was ever available to mankind. Some people say the Holy Spirit is only the power of God. Others say ‘No, it is the third person of the Godhead.’ A pastor friend of mine put it this way: ‘If the Holy Spirit isn’t a real personality, how could we grieve it?’ Good question.
Admittedly, I don’t know everything. Neither does anyone else. Here’s what I do know: God gives the Holy Spirit to those that obey him. And the Holy Spirit can be a witness. (See Acts 5:32) I know I am led by it and that when and if I obey this inner voice which is my Guide, things always go better and in the end work out for my best. This is something we all need and evolutionists can’t utilize due to denial of it.
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘Holy Spirit denied by evolutionist’ and ‘Holy Spirit is proof of God’
87. Are evolutionists correct when they say symbiosis is just the natural way things work in evolution?
A. Symbiotic relationships could not exist without a Creator because they would never develop between competitors for food. Extinction would have ruined the ongoing stream of life. Why? Because each animal must eat its specific suite of foods that it was designed to handle. It’s somewhat like jet fuel or diesel being put into your car; it won’t run long on it. It will stall out and die. So it is with carbon-based life forms.
Some varieties eat and can only eat one particular kind of food, such as the Panda eating only Bamboo. Each animal is specifically designed and can eat only specific food. A creatures’ teeth, their hands or paws, their digestive systems, their preferred climate, their instincts and proclivities all indicate design. The question is whether evolution, i.e. nothing has the power to make this happen for each and every creature that has ever lived. The real answer to me is no.
As a designer and technical engineer/draftsman for more than 40 years, I know that everything that is built or that exists started with a set of plans. The more detailed these plans are and the more stringent the builder to adhere to the dictates of the plan, the more perfect the project turns out. Life is in the details. So is the Maker. His signature permeates each particle in any given life form. There is no denying it. Every creature is special, different and specifically built for its own interlocking purpose and, in my view, designed that way.
Also, that design requires and obviously indicates a Designer. It simply doesn’t happen without a plan. Evolutionary scientists are no match as far as having explanatory power, let alone the power to show it in the lab, electron microscope or in the open field. So, to cut to the chase, evolution is a fantasy. Now, granted the church as a whole still has, in my view a lot of fantasy as well. To me, it’s a fantasy to believe we must just accept God’s existence on faith.
Here’s a question: Did God leave us any on-the-ground proof that he is real and means what he says? How about the earth and the heavens for starters? Design, mathematics, forces and laws are everywhere and in every particle in the universe. Those who still refuse to acknowledge his existence, for whatever the reason, want complete control over their lives. But that is the biggest fantasy of all. None of us are self-sustaining. We are all dependent on lots of things we had nothing to do with creating. We were all born into a ready-made world. Congratulations! You’re alive. Thank God. Through him you and I have a future!
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘symbiosis proves evolution or God?’
88. How does evolution account for miniature life? Can evolution satisfy my need for peace of mind? Two different questions… are they related?
A. Evolution cannot explain microscopic life because it cannot explain how any kind of life came out of lifeless matter. Only a Great Creator God could miniaturize life far beyond our ability to see the bottom of it. Mankind is so limited; he will never completely unpack the cell and figure out how life came to be.
We want to be our own god. Or we want to be God ourselves. Are we really so great? Can I sustain my life beyond my normal expected lifetime? No. I cannot perpetuate my life for five minutes and neither can anyone else. How then can we account for life? What is the best explanation? Life is too complex to have arisen spontaneously and humans as intellectual as we can be can’t make a ‘simple’ blade of grass. Everything we can observe is full of mathematics and design inside and out.
Everyone will admit that computers, TV’s, cars, boats and planes have designers, yet far more complicated life doesn’t? It all just came into being as one of those odd anomalies that ‘just happen in the universe from time to time’… Where’s the logic? It’s missing… It doesn’t compute. It comes back to motives. Why do people want to disavow belief in God?
People reject God because their deeds are evil and they don’t like to feel guilty. After watching hundreds of atheists and evolutionists I’ve noted their anger. They all seem bitter and off balance emotionally. They have no peace of mind though some of them try to be jovial or tongue-in-cheeky in their remarks. To me, it’s a front to hide the bitterness and deep unhappiness they feel inside.
With them, there can be no peace of mind. Why? They don’t find any purpose in living other than to tear down Christianity and religion in general. They only find friends who are bitter as they are. They do not keep the ways that would give them peace of mind. In fact, many of them practice and promote just the opposite.
Let me elaborate and granted there are some exceptions to the rule. Those atheists lack peace of mind and block themselves from it because of the following ten causes:
1. They seem to have another source of morality other than God and it is themselves.
2. Possibly without realizing it, they submit to this false ‘god’ of materialism and it is more important to them than anything else.
3. They take the name of the true God who gives them every breath and every heart beat and they trash it.
4. They reject a relationship with the true God who gives them rights, life and liberty and indeed every good and perfect gift.
5. They don’t care whether they dishonor their parents or not.
6. They seem to be unrestrained in their anger… they have anger issues.
7. Adultery is not even a word in their vocabulary… they want to do whatever they want, with whoever they want and whenever they want.
8. Stealing is not on their radar because they really don’t care if they cause some honest teacher to forfeit their jobs due to so much as a mention of a possibility that there might be a Designer who built the universe.
9. They seem to lie because even if someone disproves evolution beyond a reasonable doubt, they will continue to teach otherwise.
10. Lastly, they want what they shouldn’t have… that is they covet what someone else has earned. To me, this really is power hunger or greed.
Now sure, I can’t see into their spirits, but peace of mind comes when we follow the Ten Commandments, which, by the way, we just discussed. Follow them and you will have peace of mind and you will give God the clout he deserves for creating life in all forms miniature, small, large, visible or invisible.
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘miniature life and God’ ‘peace of mind’ ‘evolution and peace of mind’
89. Creativity, adventure, inventing, joy, happiness and fulfillment are all products of intelligence and mind that simply cannot come from anything less. Can evolution explain this?
A. In a word: NO. Here’s a challenge for you: Go to YouTube ® and find videos by atheists who will do their best to adequately explain how any one of these items evolved into being. I, myself, have done this and after searching for and watching scores of videos like this, I have found none that can adequately explain how we got our minds. Even if they could explain away the numerous problems and difficulties with the theory of evolution, they cannot explain intelligence, consciousness, self-awareness, or any of the other dozens of properties or attributes of mind.
That’s because these attributes are spiritual in nature and not the result of a collocation of molecules. Otherwise, all animals should have minds like ours, but obviously they don’t. They cannot speak, or think like we humans do. The output of the minds of animals is minimal at best, yet they all do have certain personalities within types. They have no spiritual context or values systems by which they live and move through life. That’s what makes us different from every animal.
These are real powers given only to mankind. They are valuable to us in all sorts of ways and we can live by them. They provide ways for us to grow, to find employment, to find happiness and more. They were given that we might connect to our Creator. Animals cannot really do that, at least not in the same powerful and profound ways. Animals cannot pray, for example. They have no potential for any sort of spiritual connection with their Maker. But mankind does. He alone has been given a mind like that of his Creator.
Mankind is here on Earth, albeit temporarily for now, to grow up through contact with his Creator and his word, into the likeness and image of God himself. That is our purpose and reason for being. Through his power, we can acquire the very attributes of God. We acquire his divine nature by studying his word and listening to his Holy Spirit speak to us mind to mind. This must be experienced to really know its full value and potential. Evolutionists tend to not have this power available because they are not willing to acknowledge, let alone obey, the God who gives them every breath and heartbeat.
But notice Galatians 5:16-25 with 2 Peter 1:3-9: 16 This I say then, ‘Walk in the Spirit’, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
3 According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are in you, and abound, they make you so that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
And there is the crux of the issue. People hate the light because their deeds are evil. The thing is, the result of ignoring God too long is permanent death. The choice is yours and mine. As for me, why would I choose permanent death when I could have had permanent life?
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘mind proves God exists’.
90. The miracle of life on earth demands a Creator. Why?
A. Because all the factors that constitute life must come together instantly and at the same time. Darwinism demands a very slow, gradual and accidental progression into the life we have today and in supposedly took ‘millions of years’. This is really the ultimate, obvious and most ubiquitous of all the proofs.
All carbon based life forms have at least one thing in common: unless all their parts, systems, energy, minds and reproductive systems came online in an instant flash-burst of a split second, they would not live long enough to reproduce. It’s just that simple. It is axiomatic and every honest person knows this and should be able to admit it. Slow, gradual step-by-step processes over millions of years of evolution will not cut it.
The Creator scenario is the best fit. In fact, it is the ONLY fit. No other explanation can work. If you think man is so great he doesn’t need God, how would God respond?
Notice Job 38:1-41:
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2 ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and you will answer me.
4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. 5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? Or who has stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof, 7 when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? 9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, 10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, 11 And said, “Hitherto shall you come, but no further: and here shall your proud waves be stayed?”
12 Have you commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; 13 that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. 15 And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the search of the depth? 17 Have the gates of death been opened unto you? Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death? 18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? Declare if you it all. 19 Where is the way where light dwells? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 20 That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof? 21 Do you know you it, because you were then born? Or because the number of thy days is great? 22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? Or have you seen the treasures of the hail, 23 which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? 24 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 26 to cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 27 to satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? 28 Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it? 30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32 Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or can you guide Arcturus with his sons? 33 Do you know you the ordinances of heaven? Can you set the dominion thereof in the earth? 34 Can you lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you? 35 Can you send lightings that they may go, and say unto you, “Here we are?”
36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the heart? 37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? Or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 38 when the dust grows into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? 39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion? Or fill the appetite of the young lions, 40 when they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? 41 Who provides for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat…
You can read the rest of the book for yourself in your own Bible. It’s scientific and really quite remarkable. But here’s the point: God is Sovereign. He owns you and me and all that is in the entire universe. Nothing is too hard for him and no one can stop him. He is in his heaven and you are on Earth. Let your words be few. Be careful what you say to him and what you say about him. He has the power of life and death over us. He can cause you to come to permanent life or permanent death. Choose wisely. Run to him, not from him!
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘no gradual evolution’ or ‘life demands a Life-giver’
91. Does the Bible actually predict the advent of atheists and skeptics?
A. Not only does the Bible predict their advent but also their future and their fate. They claim there is no God and therefore no afterlife. Look with me at 2 Peter 3:3-7 ‘Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
5 ‘For this they are willingly ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.’
What’s more lets’ look at Isaiah 41:21-24, 29 ‘Produce your cause, says the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, says the King of Jacob. 22 Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come. 23 Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods: yes, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together. 24 Behold, you are of nothing, and your work of naught: an abomination is he that chooses you. 29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.’
The God of the Bible knows their frame. He knows they are but dust. But one day along the timeline of life, they will be raised in a resurrection to face God in the Judgment. Then what will they have to say for themselves to him? Just because they refuse to believe in him does not make him go away. We all can either choose to obey and serve God or not. We would all be well advised to choose wisely, since we only have one shot at life.
But don’t get the idea I’m trying to scare you with the threat of Hell where the wicked will ‘spend eternity burning consciously’ in abject suffering and pain. No such idea is to be found in the Bible. Jesus didn’t mention it. Neither did Paul, Peter or any of the other Apostles. It’s not found anywhere in the Old Testament, either.
So where did this obscene idea of conscious endless torment in the flames of Hell come from? From religions which do not claim that the Bible is their only source of doctrine! Yet, many ‘doctors of divinity’ still hold to this tradition, even though it is blasphemously condemned by the loving nature of the God and of the word of God found in the Bible.
If you’d like more on the subject of Hell, get a copy of my white paper on it. But I question the illogical continued use of this doctrine because if this Hell was the required propitiation for all the sin of mankind, Jesus would have to burn there forever, but instead God required the death penalty but because he had never sinned, he didn’t have to stay dead, but God raised him back to permanent life the third day. That makes sense to me; but torturing people forever makes God out to be a liar and a ‘mean, malevolent bully’. In my view this doctrine should and one day will be abandoned. But I digress.
Only a Great God who spans the eons of time and lives outside of time could predict the advent of his skeptics and enemies, and give them the appropriate end: permanent death. The choice must be made to live permanently or die and stay dead permanently. That is the message of the Bible. The good news is there IS a way to live eternally or permanently and that is by committing oneself to Jesus as our Lord and Savior forever. Otherwise, in the judgment, people will be condemned to die permanently.
Notice with me Jeremiah 51:39 and 56-58: ‘39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says the LORD. 56 Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompenses shall surely requite. 57 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
58 Thus says the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labor in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.
Conclusion: God knew skeptics were coming and he knew some would reject him all the way to death. He will grieve them and let them go. He will give them what they wanted: perpetual sleep in death. As for me, I choose life. What do I wish for you? I wish that you, too, would choose life. But the choice is up to you. Choose wisely.
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘skeptics prove God’ or ‘God knew skeptics would come’
92. If people really evolved from a single celled organism that came out of nowhere, then where did LOVE come from?
A. According to a recent PBS Special, love is nothing more than sexual desire incited by chemicals which are automatically and unconsciously produced by the brain. At least that is my take on the program. But what about my choice about whether to love someone or not and how I should or should not love them? I do have free will and can choose to love or not and how. Then there are the differing kinds of love, not to mention the various intensities with which my love is enjoined. You can see that love is not that simple.
For example: I may love my dog, but I love my mom in a totally different way. I love my brother but I love my wife in a totally different way and maybe multiple ways. I love my car but I love my job in a totally different way. I love my fellow man but I love my Christian brother with a totally different type of love that is warmer and much closer. I love myself or I could not love others. I love God because he first loved me and gave himself for me that I might live permanently with him. This is a higher plane of love than all of the others because it supersedes them all and takes precedence over all of them. There can be only one in first place and it must be him. My wife did not die for me. He did.
Love is the product of mind, free will and choice. It involves a complex and complicated process requiring time, knowledge and experience on which this love is built and solidified over time. It can be fed and it can grow over time. It is not just chemical in nature. There is a spiritual, mental, cognizant component to it and that requires mind. Animals do not possess this characteristic.
I think I can persuade you with one simple observation: Mind, with all its complexities, is not the result of chemicals or random collocations of molecules coming together at random because if that were the case all animals would have it just like mankind but they do not. Evolutionism indicates they all should have minds like ours; yet humans are utterly unique in mind and have God-like powers. We are not the end result of a long string of lesser evolved beings.
God pre-programmed animals with instinct. They come out of the womb fully functional and ready for life. They are up on their feet and walking within a few minutes.
They know where to go to get their food. Not so with humans. Why? We come out knowing nothing and we can’t walk until about a year later. We need to be taught everything, including where to go to get our food and even how to suck. Yet, as we grow up we get better and better and our output volume and quality steadily improves and gets more productive. Evolution cannot explain this phenomenon.
For example: consider the sheer volume and quality of the output of our minds compared to the smartest of all the animals in the animal kingdom. We alone can speak in words with thought behind them. We alone can communicate by writing. We alone can create.
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘love is from God’ or ‘where did love come from?’ or ‘how did love evolve?’
93. Why the vast difference between animal instinct and human mind?
A. Quantitatively and qualitatively there is little difference between the brain of a chimpanzee and that of a human being. You can confirm this finding by researching the scientific thought extant on the Web. For example I typed in ‘human mind vs. animal brain’ and found an article written by Bradford G. Schleifer with this title: ‘Human Mind vs. Animal Brain. Why So Different?’ The sub-head on it is ‘Human beings possess a capability far beyond animals. Many ideas exist to explain the mind. Knowing the truth has vital implications!’ Below that is a picture of a brain x-ray as a scientist inspects a human brain in Russia.
This will take you to a website called ‘The Real Truth’. I urge you to read this material and glean from it what you can. Is it the truth? You study it; then decide for yourself.
The article speaks of the many things unique to humans such as Humor, Appreciation of beauty, Self-consciousness, Awareness of death, Understanding of time, Connections between words, Meaning of life, Malleability, Lack of harmony with nature, A sense of morality, Character, Free moral agency, Capacity for wisdom, Desire for worship and Love.
It really is not dependent on the size or quality of the brain, for the human brain is only slightly more complex than that of a chimp. This is a problem for evolutionists because, even though the brains are nearly identical, the human brain output is vastly greater and superior in every way. Evolution would predict otherwise in that they should be the same or nearly the same, given the same or nearly the same physiological makeup.
Religionists cite the difference as being spiritual in nature and claim humans have an immortal component they term the ‘immortal soul’ and that is supposed to make the difference. While I agree that there is something spiritual about the human mind, I do not account this difference to an immortal soul. Why? Because I do not find it in the Bible. Instead, I find just the opposite. For example: Genesis 2:7 states ‘And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.’ (Hebrew: nephesh which means a breathing creature or being.)
Ezekiel 18:4 and 2o indicate that ‘souls’ die. The idea of an ‘immortal soul’ came to us through Tertullian, an early Catholic writer who lived in the late second century A. D. Plato wrote that ‘Every soul is immortal.’ But to me, this immortal should concept is not biblical and should be examined with far more scrutiny than most people care to give it.
Besides, that to me does not account for the vast differences between human mind and animal brain. Yet this article is actually well documented and shows a lot of insight into the truth, if you ask me. Kudos to the author.
So, if I do not attribute the vast difference between human mind and animal brain to the immortality of the soul, and I don’t put any faith in the power of evolution to account for these differences, then what do I say does account for them? Simply put, there is a spirit component given to all men that has not been given to animals and there must be a Creator with the power and watchful eye to bestow this upon every human who has ever lived.
Evolution is a faith-based initiative with nowhere to go but down. It has lost its credibility and even though it sounds authoritative and sound, when one really looks at it without that pre-positioned faith that it is real, it crumbles to the ground like a house of cards. It certainly requires more faith than I can muster. I choose to rely on a Being who has real power to make things happen. Things like life, mind, instinct, intellect, love, joy and peace. I’m sure at least some evolutionists are sincere. They care for their families and do their best at whatever they do. Some of them are more honest than some theologians, unfortunately for the theologians. My prayer is that all would come to a working knowledge of the truth and act on it.
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘human mind vs. animal brain’ or ‘can evolution account for mind?’
94. What purpose, meaning or joy would life hold without God?
A. ‘I just want to be happy!’ was the response I got when I asked a young woman atheist what she wanted out of life and what purpose she had as the meaning or goal of her life. And what’s wrong with that? We all want to be happy. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be happy, but, have you ever seen a happy evolutionist? After watching hundreds of YouTube ® videos uploaded by evolutionists, not a one was happy. Why not?
I think they may all be angry at Christians (or others who are religionists of one brand or another) and they take their anger out on the God of the Bible. Now is that fair? Some Christian put them down, made them feel small in front of their peers or hurt or abused them in some real or imagined way. No one likes that and few of us take that abuse very well. I cannot blame them for being disgruntled or offended, though I think they may be a little thin skinned at times. I strive against my human nature to be less easily offended. Some of them, though have legitimate gripes or good reason to be mad.
Darwin himself started to go through seminary to become a preacher. Then his beautiful affectionate daughter came down with Rheumatic Fever and died at the age of ten. He was crushed as any of us who are fathers would be too. But the way I understand what happened next was inexcusable on the part of the Church. No wonder he turned away. Of course, I was not there and everything I have learned about Charles Darwin and after studying his life and writings for some time, I have formed these conclusions for myself, though they may be just my own and not completely true.
Darwin wanted to know her fate because she died before accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior. The priest gave him bad news. Anna would be tormented in the flames of Hell for all time to come. Furious, Charles Darwin left seminary, the Church and God. Being the intellectual he was and given his scientific prowess to investigate, he more than likely studied the Bible to find out if what the Clergy had said could be found in the Holy Bible. Hell is supposed to be the fate of all who die in an unrepentant state. It is the concept of eternal conscious punishing in the flames of Hell fire as the ‘reward’ of the unsaved. Now whether or not he thoroughly investigated this doctrine is still a mystery. (See HELL IS A GIMMICK on this site or click.)
But to answer the question ‘What purpose or meaning or joy would life hold without God?’ let’s look at what a few evolutionists are doing with their time. Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and others write books, tour and hold campaigns trying to debunk Christianity. Maybe that is fun to them. They seem to love to argue and quite honestly, to me they all seem to display a certain arrogance.
Debunking Christianity, or trying to, has become their goal, mission in life and purpose. So, as I see this, their purpose is to show the world that we have no purpose, no meaning and certainly (as they tell us) no future and no life after death. What this leaves us with is: ‘Let’s eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. Is that a life’s mission worth anything to you? It most certainly is not to me. There has to be more, much more to life than that. But maybe this life is all they need. Maybe money is there god and as long as they have that, they don’t bother worrying about their eternity. I hope they are happy, but I am concerned about their eternity.
Unfortunately for them, time will eventually run out. When they die, what will happen to them?
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘evolution and the meaning of life’
95. We cannot create life from dead matter, no matter how hard we try, even if given all the materials and prerequisites to build life. If it’s so easy it can happen on its own without intelligent intervention, why can’t we do it, given our ‘mighty’ scientific intelligence?
A. What a great question! Life requires information. Information requires an author or an source. But we cannot be that author. God has set the limits and we have zero power to override them. That is why we will never be able to create life as human beings, even if given all the materials beforehand. Evolution says there wasn’t an Author or Source, but that it is ‘just one of those strange anomalies that happen in the universe from time to time. The question is: ‘Why doesn’t the real universe work that way?’
Everybody knows it does not work that way in the real world, yet there are many who embrace this illusion. Why? Well, for one thing, we tend to follow our leaders. They leave students no other options on tests but to answer with evolutionary biased answers, even if the student believes otherwise, so what can they do except capitulate or take a failing grade. They sound scientific and authoritative when writing evolutionary propaganda in scientific journals, news flashes and magazines.
They produce PBS television shows that never address alternatives to evolution, but rather claim evolution is fact without leaving any room for doubt or question, and speak as if they are the obvious and only purveyors of truth. Worse yet, when questioned, they instantly explode into a hostile evolutionary tirade in a desperate attempt to humiliate the questioner, even to the point of cursing and name calling.
But the biggest reason I can find is that evolutionists do not want there to be a God who knows their innermost thoughts and sees their sins in spite of their best attempts to keep them secret. What are they afraid of? Exposure. They fear being exposed and thus be made to feel guilty.
As it is written by the Apostle Paul in Romans 1:28-32: ‘And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.’
And to quote Jesus himself in John 3: 18 ‘He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that does evil hates the light neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.’
Personally, I think this behavior is pathetic because they love their sin more than their very lives, and if they don’t give them up, they will die in their sins and the next thing they know they will face Jesus at the Judgment Day and then what will they say? I have a feeling they will not be laughing, jeering or mocking. God laughs last.
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘why can’t we create life?’ or ‘where did all the information for life originate?’
96. Why the vast difference in the attitudes between Christians and Atheists?
A. The differences I have found after looking at hundreds of YouTube ® Christian and atheist videos and comparing their apparent attitudes is that Christians are the happier ones. Atheists are angry and arrogant. You seldom if ever hear them say ‘Thank You’. Christians has someone to thank: God. Thankful people are happy, usually more contented people.
All Christians have lots of things to be thankful for. They find them wherever they look. Therefore, if they are thankful, Christians should be happier than atheists, though we shouldn’t expect them to be perfect and they may get in an attitude just like anyone else. But the point is that, over all, Christians seem happier to me. Christians have meaning in life. They have a goal, or at least they should have, depending on their level of maturity in the faith. Their goal is to be with their Master for all time to come and do the great things he is doing for all eternity.
It’s almost funny. When I look at some YouTube ® videos uploaded by evolutionists like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Michael Ruse and Eugenie Scott, I do see smiles and they appear to be smiling and happy, but it seems to me they are only happy when they are putting down Creationists. But is this just smug arrogance rearing its ugly head or is it true happiness? I’m sure they want to be happy, and that they try to be. I’m sure they love their children and families just as the Christian community does. But my question for them all is ‘Is that all there is to life, just to eat, drink and be merry with family and friends and then we die and it’s all over?’ They apparently think that when they die, that’s all there is. There is no judgment to face, no God to meet and no consequences for their actions and no future after death? What if there really is?
Watch these videos for yourself if possible and see if you get the same sense of happiness, meaning and purpose in the Christian and the same sense of hostility, anger and arrogance in the atheist. Try to get a sense of their spirit and attitude. To me they all seem smug, arrogant and prejudiced against Christ and Christianity in general. Apparently, they feel superior, as if believing in something we cannot see is stupid, backwoods and ridiculous, certainly not scientific. But they cannot see evolution happening or find any real transitional life form fossils or any other real hard science to show, when there should be millions of them. So, who then are the ones believing in that which they cannot see?
Is this life all there is? That’s what evolutionists buy into. But is that really true? Or will we all face God and have to answer to him one day? They are believing in something they cannot see! And then they get in an attitude about it. Why? They hate Christians and call them names. They seem to think Christians are duped and stupid. We know what psychologists call those of us who believe in fantasy as if it were the real deal: neurotic and delusional, yet Richard Dawkins writes a clever diatribe against Christianity and calls it ‘The God Delusion’.
It seems to me they are the delusional ones. And they forfeit their future for the sake of today. Is that ‘bright’? It’s like trading a multi-billion dollar fortune and a permanent life in which to spend it for a penny in a candy store and 15 seconds to spend it.
It’s a matter of perspective. It’s a matter of choice. That choice is yours. Choose wisely!
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘atheist attitudes vs Christians’
97. Why don’t evolutionists seem to care about eternal life possibilities?
A. The answer seems obvious. Evolutionists don’t seem to care that they are going to die, yet they refuse to even entertain the idea that there might be a way to avoid death through faith in Jesus. It seems to me if there were any possibilities at all, they should be actively pursued. But, no, they won’t do it. Why not? Is this life all there is? More importantly, is this life worth more than eternity? Apparently so, to evolutionists.
Notice the words of Jesus when he confronted the Scribes, Pharisees and teachers of the Law. These guys knew he was the Messiah, the One Savior of the world who could open the access door to eternal life, yet to acknowledge him would be to lose their jobs, their positions, their power over people and their prestige in the community and with the Roman Government. Their lives here and now were more important than living forever. To me, that’s strange thinking because it’s like refusing to sign the papers in order to inherit a fortune just because it requires them lifting the weight of the pen!
The story is recorded in John 5:38 ‘And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent, him you believe not. 39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life. 41 I receive not honor from men. 42 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.
44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust. 46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47 But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?’
Evolutionists are just like the Scribes and Pharisees. They will not come to Jesus so they might have life, even though they know they must in order to have a future. There simply is no other name by which we must be saved. (See Acts 4:11-12) Is power over people, money or fame really that important? They know deep inside their belief in evolution is unscientific and unfounded, if they really look into it, but their lifestyle is just too important to them.
Penn Jillette, an atheist comic has what I would call a remarkable video on YouTube ® I would recommend. He asks his question something like this: ‘How much do you Christians have to hate someone to proselytize, if you really believe there is a possibility of a future life after we die?’ He thinks we Christians should proselytize! So let’s do it!
There really is on and only one Savior. There is no other way to get where we are all headed, which is to be and live with God for all time to come. His return is nearer today than ever and one day he will be here and we each will meet him face to face. Will you be ready?
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘Will you be ready? Or Penn Jillette proselytize’ or ‘why don’t evolutionists care about heaven?’
98. As time goes on, life gets more and more feeble. (The Law of Entropy) It does not get progressively better, as evolutionists teach; i.e. new body plans supposedly emerge from lower forms over millions of years. With millions of years all things are possible. But if the complete being did not come to life instantly in a flash, fully formed and ready to go, what would have happen to it?
A. It would simply die. An animal that emerged from the sea without lungs would die long before it ‘developed’ lungs, as if they could do this on their own. So it is with every organ in every fleshly carbon based life form body type. All organs had to come to life in an instant burst and each function of each organ had to work perfectly the first time or it would have died.
Additionally, the entire body, as a whole with all systems working in perfect harmony had to come to life instantly in a flash of a split second. If not, life would not exist. You and I would not exist and you would not be getting this message.
The question then becomes: Why do people still insist evolution is real? Is it really about the evidence? No. It’s about lifestyle; that is how a person chooses to live his life. If a person chooses to get rid of guilt through repentance and faith in God, he has chosen wisely. If he chooses to get rid of guilt by getting rid of God, he has chosen poorly and will come to regret his decision one day in the future.
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘sudden appearance of life’ or ‘the Cambrian explosion proves God’ or ‘the Law of Entropy’
99. Doesn’t goodness and quality of life prove there is a good God who provides it all for our good?
A. It’s all a matter of point of view. Anyone can ignore all the goodness in his life and take it all for granted. Or he can think he himself is the one who is to be thanked. Evolutionists are notorious for being unthankful because according to their point of view, there is no one to thank but themselves. In their world view there is no God, no Provider and no Life Giver who is the One who gave them every breath and everything else they will ever enjoy. But when we take the time to study the billions creatures on our Earth, we see each one is much more than functional, it’s elegant and beautiful in its own little realm, and each creature has its own set of wonderful blessings. For example, each on has its own food and water, shelter and mate, just to name a few.
If life just exploded into existence out of nowhere for no reason, why is there the beauty and elegance we see everywhere in all things big and small? Consider the thought that even though we don’t see God now, we really do not know everything about the universe. Would you say you know 50% of everything? How about 5%? Maybe there really is a compassionate Spirit God who sustains it all for our benefit and that he may have a magnificent plan for you and me. Perhaps he exists in the percentage you don’t know about. Perhaps there is a dimension outside our time domain where this God exists.
But there’s more… a lot more to life than just beauty and elegance. Life is full of wonderful relationships, activities, love, joy, creativity, hobbies, happiness, employment, celebration, dining, dancing, fun in the sun, sports, music, travel, adventure and hundreds of other interests you may have. Just look around for the good and you will still find it, even in difficult times like these. Trust me, it could be worse. We still have a whole lot to be thankful for. But atheists and evolutionists have no one to thank for all this goodness in their lives.
There really is no such thing as a ‘self-made man’. We all owe someone for something. Our parents, especially, had the lions’ share of influence over your life and mine. Our teachers, pastors and peers had a hand in it along with our co-workers and friends. But, there is also another reality to consider: God.
Who gave you thought? Not any of the above humans. Who gave you abilities? Certainly not your parents, though they no doubt helped you improve them. Who gave you the ability to speak? How about the ability to learn and to teach? Where did you get the ability to communicate? Who gave you the ability to love or to make friends? Where did you go to get the availability of thought? Can you imagine? Where did that come from?
You were given your multiple talents and abilities at birth and then you and all those others added to them and improved them to the point you enjoy them today. You can lose them or they can be taken away. They are all gifts from God. They did not evolve into your possession. Science cannot explain the spirit side of life. Every creature has a measure of spirit, each with its own personality and the ability to express that personality in a wide variety of ways.
Consider your own life. Where did your mental, spiritual and emotional gifts come from… chemicals? Think about this with me if you would: John the Baptist is quoted as having said: ‘A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.’ And of him Jesus said ‘For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist:’ Jesus knew John was no liar. John believed we all get our blessings from the God who is Lord of heaven and Earth. This is the truth. God knows what he is doing and he knows what is best for you and me. It is his Earth.
Without me, God is still God and nothing would change. Whatever I do with my life will not affect God or change him in any way. But I without God, am nothing. Without him, when I die, that would be the end of me. But through him, he promised a resurrection to permanent life. It will be a life filled with promise and power to get things done. Why would I want to slap his hand away from giving me all things even the universe to dwell in? Why would I refuse all the good he longs to give me, even permanent life with a satisfying, thrilling future helping his universe come to life? What about you?
YouTube ® suggestion: Just type in the search bar: ‘where did all this beauty come from?’ or ‘how did goodness evolve?’
100. Why do Darwinists ignore the fact of Jesus’ existence as if it was fairytale?
A. Evolutionists pretend Jesus is the myth and their faith in evolution is the only truth. But Jesus is just so compelling he cannot be ignored. If they would dare to look at his life objectively instead of with their jaundiced eyes, they would see the real truth. The greatest thing about Jesus is the fact that he is the access Door to permanent life. This Darwin cannot offer. Neither can any religion.
Evolution simply has no way for people to live forever. Once you are dead, it’s over… there is nothing more. This means there is no future for them after death but what makes it worse is they don’t care. Money fame and power are more important to them than their eternal destiny. Given the reality of death and the certainty of it, why would they ignore the possibility of eternal life?
But, if there really is any possibility for you to live on forever why wouldn’t you want to know about it? The good news is that there really is a way for you to live forever. You may have to experience death first, but then you will be raised from the dead to live forever with God, if you put your faith and trust in him. That ‘way’ is Jesus. He set it up. It is his world. He made it and he makes the rules for our benefit that we might live together with him for all time to come and do wondrous things throughout his universe.
But in order for an evolutionist, atheist or anti-theist to convert to Christianity, the antagonism must be turned into enthusiasm. Only God can do that. Yet, Jesus did ordain his disciples to go out and make disciples of all nations. It might take a while for them to come around, but eventually all shall know him from the least to the greatest. This means everyone on Earth. Here’s what God said through the prophet Jeremiah in Chapter 31: 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
All must come to Jesus if they want eternal life. Atheists don’t even want it, which to me seems strange and counter-productive. It ignores meaning, significance and purpose. Why do that to yourself when you don’t need to? Your future lies with him. Why slap his hand away? What is there to be afraid of? Yes, you may have to change friends and do a 180 from the lifestyle you have been living. But why not do what is best for you? It’s in your best interests.
Notice John 6:41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, ‘I am the bread which came down from heaven.’ 42 And they said, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that he said, ‘I came down from heaven?’
43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, ‘Murmur not among yourselves. 44 No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall be all taught of God.’ Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes unto me. 46 Not that any man has seen the Father, save he which is of God, he has seen the Father. 47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me has everlasting life. 48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Only a Great and Powerful God could make this way happen. The way is clear: it is through Jesus Christ. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one will ‘get to God’ except through him. (See John 14, particularly verse 6). Seek him out and live.
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