There Is No God?
the Nov 24, 2004 newspaper ad by Alliance for Life Ministries
Allow your mind to dream for a few minutes. It is the year 2504, and you are part of a development crew that is building on a landfill site of the 1990s. Various objects are uncovered: a surprisingly well preserved fountain pen, what remains of a manual typewriter, and parts to what must have been a computer. The University Deans rush in and make a profound announcement, “Now there is proof of our theory,” they boldly state. “You see, because of mans need to communicate better, and through different pressures and forces of nature, and given enough time, the fountain pen mysteriously developed.” But it doesn’t end there. “The pen obviously evolved into the typewriter,” they proclaim, “and over time the typewriter into the computer.” And how did this all happened? By sheer chance of course. Ridiculous you say, common sense tells us that something as simple as a fountain pen had to have a designer, but such is the case for the tale of evolution.
By the term evolution, what we are talking about is the amoeba-to-man theory atheist Charles Darwin brought forth in his 1859 book, Origin of the Species. What we are NOT referring to is natural variations found among same species. More often than not, evolution is presented in schools today as established fact, unquestioned by any “thinking” person. But the truth is, evolution is not a fact. Much knowledge has developed since the dark ages of the Civil War, and Darwin’s attempt to make a monkey out of us has collapsed. Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith, deliverer of the Huxley Memorial Lecture at the Oxford Union, commented, “May not a future generation well ask, how any scientist, in full possession of his intellectual faculties and with adequate knowledge of information continue to exercise faith in naturalistic evolution?” There are no repeatable experiments that can confirm evolution’s validity! Galileo, Pasteur, Newton, and more than 26 other founders of branches of science were believers in Creationism.
Ninety percent of all astronomers alive today, those that look into the farthest extent of the universe, believe the hand that made the stars is Devine! The esteemed astronomer Carl Sagan and other prominent scientists have estimated that the possibility of man evolving at roughly 1 chance in 102,000,000,000. (1) This is the number one with two billion zeros after it. No chance at all. The famous astronomer and mathematician Sir Fred Hoyle wrote, “The chance that life forms might have emerged in this way is comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials within, or a dictionary resulting from an explosion at a print ship. (2)
If life on earth evolved, it only makes sense that the fossil record would begin with simple life-forms which would gradually transform into more complex types of creatures. Darwin assumed future findings would prove this theory. But millions upon millions of fossils have been recovered in the 120 years since Darwin, yet not one single “missing link” demonstrates the transition from one reproductive species to another. (3) Dr. Colin Patterson, senior paleontologist at the British Museum (Natural History) in London, has more fossils at his disposal than perhaps anyone else in the world. He said, “Within the fossil record there is absolutely no trace of any transitional creatures – not even one! Evolution is an anti-theory that produces anti- knowledge.” (4) Researchers have never found, as an example, the bones of a short-necked giraffe. There is no fossil fish with scales evolving into mammalian fur. There is no bird fossil with a half developed wing, or a half developed feather. What fossil experts have found is that new species appeared completely formed, suddenly and abruptly – as if they were created “from nothing.”
Sir Julian Huxley, the leading evolutionist in the world until his death, once stated that evolution, if consistently accepted, makes it impossible to believe in the Bible. To the scientist, evolution violates the first and second law of thermodynamics. To the thinker, evolution violates the laws of probability, and to the Christian, evolution violates – the Word of God! It is impossible for a person to correctly state that he is a Christian while not agreeing with God’s Word! Genesis 1:1 states, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Francis Crick, Nobel Prize winner for the discovery of DNA stated that an honest man, armed with the knowledge available to us now, could only state that the origin of life appears to be a miracle. Astronaut John Glen, broadcasting from the Discovery Space Shuttle in 1998 said, “To look out at this creation and not believe in God, to me it’s impossible.” Werner von Braun, NASA Director of the first moon voyage said, “I find it difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the universe.” (5) Allen Sandage, the world’s greatest cosmologist, says, “We cannot understand the universe without the Supernatural.” (6) Albert Einstein, developer of relative thought said, “I want to know how God created the universe,” he said, “our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations.” (7)
So why is a theory being taught as a fact? British evolutionist Sir Arthur Keith summed it up quite well. He said, “Evolution is unproved and unprovable, we believe it because the only alternative is creation and that is – unthinkable!” (8) And there you have it! Those who endorse evolution and discount Creationism do not do so for lack of reason – but because of arrogance!
Dr. Hugh Ross, author of “The Creator and the Cosmos,” estimates that the probability of the simplest living cell (containing more than a trillion bits of information) randomly occurring to be similar to winning 1.4 million consecutive lotteries – impossible! Take for example the human eye and brain. Each eye can send a thousand million impulses per second to the brain, which prompted Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, Oxford physicist to state in his classic essay The Eye, “Behind the intricate mechanism of the human eye lies a breathtaking glimpse of a Master plan.” (9) Sir Henry Fairfield Osborn, Oxford scientist, said, “The human brain is the most marvelous object in the universe. It contains 10 to 15 billion nerve ends, each a living unit by itself. Weighing 3.3 lbs, it can perform that which 500 tons of electronic equipment cannot do.” (10) Odd or God?
Every civilization from the beginning of time has referred to the Great Flood as recorded in the first book of the Bible. Starting with Genesis and ending with Revelation, the Christian Bible is a collection of 66 books, written by as many as 40 authors over a period of approximately 1,600 years. Most of these writers lived in areas vastly separated from each other, did not know each other or very little about what each had written. Yet, all, in their own way, point to a common theme. The writers of the Old Testament prophesied more than 100 incidents which were authenticated in the New Testament without ONE failure. What would be the odds of this happening accidentally? No chance at all!
The New Testament introduces us to twelve men from various walks of life who traveled with Christ for approximately three years. But upon His death all fled and hid in fear. Yet something incredible happened shortly thereafter. All claimed to have been a subscriber to Christ’s resurrection, became bold in their witness, and eventually died for their beliefs. Throughout history, many martyrs have died for something they believed to be true. But few have died for what they knew to be a lie. It is virtually impossible to gather twelve men or women together and have them propagate a lie, spread it everywhere so that people believe it, and die for it, knowing it to be a lie. It is a psychological impossibility.
Shortly before his death in 1987, Jim Bishop, author of “The Day Kennedy Was Shot,” wrote this column for the Miami Herald:
“All the wonders around us are accidental. No almighty hand made a thousand billion-stars. They made themselves. No power keeps them on their steady course. The earth spins itself to keep the oceans from falling off toward the sun. Infants teach themselves to cry when they are hungry or hurt. A small flower invented itself so that we could extract digitalis for sick hearts. The earth gave itself day and night, and tilted itself so that we get seasons. Without the magnetic poles man would be unable to navigate the trackless oceans of water and air, but they just grew there. How about the sugar thermostat in the pancreas? It maintains a level of sugar in the blood sufficient for energy. Without it, all of us would fall into a coma and die. Why does snow sit on mountain tops waiting for the warm spring sun to melt it at just the right time for young crops in farms below to drink? A very lovely accident.”
“The human heart will beat for 70 or 80 years without faltering. How does it get sufficient rest between beats? A kidney will filter poison from the blood, and leave good things alone. How does it know one from the other? Who gave the human tongue flexibility to form words, and a brain to understand them, but denied it to all other animals? Who showed a womb how to take the love of two persons and keep splitting a tiny ovum until, a baby would have the proper number of fingers, eyes and ears and come into the world when it is strong enough to sustain life?” There is no God?
On the same date that Darwin was born, February 12, 1809, President Abraham Lincoln was born. Their lives however, would make entirely different impacts on the world. Lincoln’s life was one of belief and inspiration during difficult times. Darwin, the skeptic, spent his life searching for a negative hope he never found. He died a lonely man. Alas – for such a shallow existence. All the skeptic has to look forward to after the grave is the disintegration of the protoplasm and cytoplasm of which his body and personality was once composed. Knowing not from whence he came, or why, cognizant of his own frailty, weakness, and brevity, think you not that he does not sometimes yearn for a staff on which to lean – he too carries a cross. For him, life is but a tricky raft adrift in the unfathomable waters of eternity with no horizon in sight. Drifting – Drifting ‑ Drifting . . . whither for certainty no one knows!
(1)The Anker Series; (2)Darwin on Trial; (3)Evolution, a Theory in Crisis; (4)Darwin’s Enigma; (5)Men of Science, Men of God: Great Scientists Who Believed the Bible; (6)Willford N.Y. Times; (7)Einstein’s Relativity 1990 E. A. Robinson; (8)Creation: Evidence from Scripture and Science; (9)Essay – THE EYE (10)Bones of Contention
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