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====The How, Why, and When of Creation, Part 1==== If you want to open your Bible you may to Genesis chapter 1. We are finally going to arrive at the section on origins in Genesis 1 and then a little into chapter 2, which is going to be the emphasis of our study in the weeks ahead. The Bible opens with a monumental statement, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” With that statement the Word of God, holy Scripture, affirms the existence of the universe and everything in it as the product of God's creative act. It's a very important statement.
This verse, I'll say it again, affirms the existence of the universe and everything in it as the product of God's creative act. We are here shown in this verse that evolution, the dominant theory of science, is not true. What exists, exists not because it evolved, but because God created it. In past weeks we've tried to show that evolution is not scientific, evolution is not reasonable, evolution is impossible and irrational. We've been saying that there's never been one shred of evidence that matter on any level chemically can or will organize itself all by itself.
Even when energized, let alone organizing itself by itself upward to viable life and continually higher life, and finally reaching human life, there has never been one shred of evidence that matter does that or can do that. It was over 100 years ago that Louis Pasteur proved that spontaneous biogenesis cannot occur. A cell cannot increase its complexity. A cell cannot add information necessary in its DNA or its genetic code to take itself to a higher level. That is impossible; it has never been done; it has never been seen; nothing mutates upward.
In fact, natural selection, which was a phrase that Darwin leaned on, natural selection or the process of change or mutation is always downward, never upward. Individual lifes who vary too much from the center of the species go downward, the law of entropy. Thus, mutants don't improve the species. They are a decline, inevitably they die at the cellular level. Natural selection then is only downward, not upward, and natural selection actually prevents evolution from taking place.
No species is capable of moving up, it can decrease itself by a decrease in its information by some entropic event that sends it into disorganization, but it cannot increase what it is, because it cannot come across new information. It is true that species die out. There are frankly millions of species that have died out in this world, and there are thousands, they tell us, that become extinct every day. There were more species than there are now, there were species in the past that we don't have today, such as dinosaurs.
There may well have been other kinds of apes and other kinds of mammals as species, as well as insects and birds and snakes and creatures of the sea, and all of that have died out. They may look like they're links between various species, but there has never been one shred of proof that one kind of species can become another, let alone a higher kind of life. What appears to be some kind of intermediate link found in some kind of vertebrae field or fossil field, and maybe nothing other than just an ancient species that went out of existence, as they do by the thousands all the time.
Evolution with its theory of chaos and its theory of unintelligent matter existing in random features, organizing itself by chance into highly complexed forms and ultimately to the level of human intelligence and personality is so preposterous and so impossible and so scientifically inaccurate that no honest person could believe it. Evolution is a violation of all that modern science knows to be true. On the other hand, we don't need evolution to explain anything, because we just read how it happened in Genesis 1:1 . Inorganic matter cannot organize itself upward to become organic matter. Organic matter cannot organize itself by random features to become more complex and ultimately reach the level of human intelligence and personality; that can't and doesn't happen.
People ask, and this is a very popular view today, But couldn't God, we acknowledge God, we acknowledge a creator, but couldn't God have used evolution after creating the original matter? Couldn't God have used evolution in the sense of theistic evolution? No, God couldn't have used evolution, because evolution is impossible. Evolution assumes that matter can organize itself upward by itself. A.E. Wilder Smith, a brilliant scientist who has done some literally ground-breaking work on this subject, and who is a staunch creationist, wrote, “The necessary information to build man does not reside in the few elements it takes to compose him.”
You cannot explain man even by the components that he can be reduced to in a lab. Genetic information cannot come from nowhere, genetic information cannot rise spontaneously. Nor does matter itself operate itself into organizing itself into some higher level of complexity. You get the message. Everything requires information from the outside. Intelligence is critical to all matter and all energy. Information from an intelligent, life giving source, namely God. There shouldn't be any question about how the universe came into existence. It is clearly answered right in verse 1 of the bible.
I believe, I think it's accurate to say that if there was a theory other than evolution, except divine creation, if there was something other than divine creation or evolution, scientists would line up to get it. Scientists would gladly take a more rational explanation or a rational explanation than to continue to postulate evolution, but they don't have any alternative except divine creation and that is intolerable to sinful man, because the Creator is also the moral authority of the universe and the judge of all men.
Evolution doesn't make any sense at all. On the other hand, the Bible does. Now starting in verse 2 the first chapter of the Bible expands on verse 1. Verse 1 says that,
“God created the heavens and the earth,” and starting in verse 2 we find out how. “The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep” - or the surface of the deep – “and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light'; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. Then God said, ‘Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.' God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. Then God said, ‘Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear'; and it was so.
God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them on the earth'; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day.
Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth'; and it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. Then God said, ‘Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.'
God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.' There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind'; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the earth after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.' Then God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food'; and it was so.