It is hard to believe, but it is true. There are men, many of them very brilliant, who actually believe that man is the result of some gaseous explosion and billions of years of evolution. Not only is there no evidence of evolution at the moment-or in the past for that matter-but there are great holes in what evidence men do claim to have in support of evolution. In truth it takes more faith to believe the theories of men concerning man's origin, than it does to believe the Biblical account of creation.
Think of the human body. Could such a complex mechanism or system evolve out of a lower form of life? Hardly. We see no such thing in this fallen world, but rather we see things decline and decay without some outside force to preserve them.
The Bible tells us that God knows the number of hairs on our head. (Matt. 10:30) According to an article in Life Magazine, 125,000 hairs grow in the scalp, with 45 of them being lost each day. Each follicle is able to produce over 30 feet of hair in a life time.
The human heart, which has no external energy source, pumps 2, 100 gallons of blood through 62,000 miles of blood vessels each day. In an average lifetime this is enough blood to fill the fuel tanks of 56 moon rockets.
8,000,000 red blood cells are produced in bone marrow every second. Forty-five miles of nerves send impulses as fast as 325 miles per hour.
The three pound human brain stores 100 trillion bits of information over 70 years. This is equal to 500,000 sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica. The lungs breathe one pint of air seventeen times per minute, or 78 million gallons in an average life span. This is enough air to fill the Hindenburg airship one and a half times.
An average person will take one billion steps in his life and walk about 77,000 miles, landing on the 26 bones of each foot with a force triple his body weight.
While these statistics are overwhelming, they say nothing about the intricate systems which operate within the human body. Systems that would make any system designer's head spin.
Why is it that men strive so hard to prove that man evolved from some lower form of life? One obvious answer is that of spiritual darkness. The Bible tells us the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. (Prov. 1:7) Thus when man leaves God out of his thinking, darkness results and all of man's reasonings are built on a poor foundation-there is no God!
In eliminating God, man, at least in his own mind, eliminates a higher being to whom he is accountable. Man is thus free to do as he chooses. This explains why with the increasing belief in man's theory of evolution there comes a corresponding decay in the moral fiber of society. Perhaps this is no where more evident than in the United States.
Evolution also makes man simply an animal-the highest order of animal, but an animal nevertheless. This, of course, makes life cheap. Is it any wonder why such things as abortion and murder abound in such an environment. Strangely, many humans have a greater concern for saving an animal's life than they do for saving the life of a human being. Great effort and expense is made to save whales, seals, owls, and even mice, while at the same time the slaughter of human beings goes on. Such is the darkness and con fused thinking that come from the failure to acknowledge God and His creation.
The Bible tells us that a young child who by faith believes the Biblical account of creation knows far more about how the worlds were framed than the greatest scientist who rejects God and His Word. "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God...." (Heb. 11:3) Despite all their scientific equipment and all their years of schooling, men who leave God out of their thinking are foolish and ignorant with respect to creation.
Men also substitute theory for fact. They state with certainty that the earth is millions of years old. At museums school children are told that certain animals are millions of years old. Many times the age is stated so precisely; such as, 232 million years old. These statements are made as if men had proof for such facts and figures, when in fact they are simple opinions and estimates, or better yet, "guesstimates" based on man's theories.
As Christians we can have confidence in God's Word, and despite what men, even brilliant men, say, we know that "in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." (Gen. 1:1) However, we must teach our children this truth, since many of them will be told otherwise by men of this world. *