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'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. 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. Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. So God made the expanse and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day. Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God ... — Genesis 1-50

Evolution vs. Genesis

Some people have the misconception that the Bible, particularly the Book of Genesis, has somehow been disproved by science. In particular, they allege that the theory of evolution has rendered biblical creation unnecessary. That is not true.

The changes in the fossil record show example after example of small changes within the various kinds, which could be called microevolution. This microevolution poses no threat to the Bible. It is well documented, and no Bible believer disputes it. However, evolutionists extrapolate from these small changes, which can be easily observed, to larger, broader changes across kinds and species, which cannot be observed and have not been preserved in the fossil record. Why have they not? Because they never happened. Evolution is a giant shell game. Macroevolution is assumed to be true because of the extrapolation from microevolution.

Apes to Men

A colossal example of an icon of evolution is the idea that man evolved from ape—or, really, that man and ape evolved from the same ancestor, some sort of ancient hominid. We see this illustration all the time in textbooks, showing apelike creatures walking in a sequence until the final one is modern man, homo sapiens. Does this jibe with the facts? Jonathan Wells, who has a PhD in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley, observes, “When we see pictures like [the classic image of a line of apes to men], a nice neat progression from some apelike creature to a modern human, these pictures are largely imaginary. The fossils, which are very fragmentary, don’t give us the data, the information we would need to reconstruct these creatures, and the data that we do have from the fossils don’t justify this kind of nice, neat progression here. This is just a story. It’s a story into which certain pieces of certain fossils are put to make the story sound scientific.” 1 The skulls and skeletons found are either ape or man. The “missing links” are perpetually missing.

The late Dr. Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard paleontologist, even admitted the lack of evidence for human evolution. He observed, “The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design, indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualistic accounts of evolution.” 2 This doesn’t mean he didn’t think that evolution happened; he was just honest enough to admit that there was no evidence for it having happened. Yet we are the ones accused of blind faith.

Evolution—the Fountainhead of Unbelief

Evolution simply says that the whole universe is made up of nothing but matter; that matter, time, and chance—the trinity of materialism—have brought all things into existence that exist, and therefore there is no God. One scientist said that he was confident that if you interviewed social scientists at our elite universities across the country and they were willing to be honest about the matter, you would find out something surprising. He said you would find that at least 95, perhaps 99, percent of them would not be willing to sign the Declaration of Independence, if they were honest about it.

Why? Very simple: They do not believe in a Creator. They do not believe we have been created equal or any other way. They do not believe that we have been endowed with certain inalienable rights by this Creator. None of this they believe, and if they were honest, they would not sign the document that made us and makes us Americans.

Dr. John Lenczowski says, “Parents can work hard to educate their children to be patriots and morally upright citizens. But four years of college of the kind I experienced—where I was surrounded by a culture of drugs, sexual libertinism, political radicalism and little homework—can destroy the efforts of the best parents in America.” 3

If that doesn’t do it, he says a couple of years of graduate school are almost certain to destroy any vestige of belief in God, moral absolutes, morality, Americanism, patriotism, or any other of our values. That, my friends, is due to evolution. Evolution has made our public schools and universities and colleges like the one he attended a mortal danger to the lives and souls of young people—with tragic consequences.

Dr. Ernest Gordon, dean emeritus of the Princeton University Chapel, also the hero and author of the book Bridge Over the River Kwai, was a fascinating and godly man. I once read an observation he made:

During the late fifties I was invited to address the senior class of an English department in a city high school. When I arrived at the school, I introduced myself to the assistant headmaster, whose office was at the entrance. He guided me to the appropriate lecture hall.

Twenty years later I was invited to the same school for the same purpose. I again presented myself to the same office, but it was no longer the habitat of an educator [the assistant headmaster]. It was the command post of a police inspector. Corridors and classrooms were monitored by police officers who reported regularly to the inspector. The reasons for the change were obvious: violence, assault, rape, drug-induced madness.

At the heart of all of that is the doctrine of evolution that, first of all, got rid of God—and since there is no Creator, there is no God. Since evolutionists believe that all life arose spontaneously from matter, there was no need for a god to create anyone. And without God, there is no transcendent standard of morality.

Another of the fruits of evolution has been the proliferation of atheists. One evolutionist said, “The greatest contribution of Charles Darwin was that he made atheism respectable.” For that this atheistic evolutionist was forever grateful—or at least forever, as far as whatever few years he had left in this world, until the day of the Great Awakening, which was to come and is to come for all.

Does Evolution Make a Difference?

So evolution got rid of God. Does this make any difference in our current society? Yes, it does, my friends. I once talked to an expert in legal affairs who had often appeared before the Supreme Court, and he told me that the main problem in the Supreme Court is very simple: many of the judges are evolutionists.

Have you wondered why they vote the way they do when it comes time to decide:

  • Whether or not God should be taught in the classrooms
  • Whether or not prayer should be directed to God
  • Whether or not the Bible should be taught
  • Whether or not the Ten Commandments can be posted
  • Whether or not it is legal to abort a child
  • Whether or not it is legal to marry a man with a man and a woman with a woman
  • But if there is no God, there are no moral absolutes. As an evil, atheistic character in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov says, “For if there’s no  everlasting God, there’s no such thing as virtue, and there’s no need of it.” Think about it. That is true.

Because of evolution, man has lost his significance. In Western civilization it has always been held that man is a creature with a great purpose, he has been created in the image of God to fulfill His purposes in this world, and he has an everlasting life ahead of him.

Dr. Gould thought that was a myth, or as one writer put it, a “mortal conceit.” “We’re an afterthought,” said Gould, “a little accidental twig” 1—the kind you would pick up off the lawn of your backyard and throw into the garbage. That is what our students are learning in our colleges: they are nothing but a dried-up little accidental twig of no significance and no purpose.

So man lost all of his divinely bestowed significance and importance with the onslaught of evolution. The results of that have been staggering—and all for nothing. While the theory of evolution is attractive to many because it allows them to overthrow God—and the accountability that comes with Him—it has not been proven. The more evidence we see, whether deep within the microscopic recesses of the cell or in the ever-growing fossil record, the more evolution is disproven and the biblical creation account is upheld.