Did God Use Evolution to Create?
Repeated Gallup polls show that for the last thirty years about one third of Americans believe that God used evolution to create humans.
This group has comfortably established their position straddling the fence with confidence in both God and evolution.
True evolutionists are embarrassed by this group not comprehending that evolution is completely unguided
by anything except natural selection. On the other hand, does God have any feelings about these fence sitters? Yes, He does.
Declaring the End From the Beginning
God is omniscient. He knew from the very beginning that evolution would be widely taught and believed. Belief in evolution
started long before Darwin. Darwin just provided the driving mechanism -- natural selection (survival of the fittest). If God knew
about evolution from the beginning and was opposed to it, shouldn't He have said so?
Five Issues Emphasized by Repetition
In every communication it is essential to know the main point. The Creation Account has five issues emphasized by repetition.
Together, these five issues comprise the main point, excellence by design. Here are the five repeated issues:
God said. This phrase is repeated ten times. Eight of those times are in the format,
“God said, ‘Let. . . ’ and it was so.” God described His plan of action and then accomplished it.
God created / saw / divided / called / made / blessed ('God' followed by an active verb).
God actively initiated over 25 events in creation.
It was good.
God evaluated His work seven times in this account and was completely satisfied with the results.
There was evening and there was morning ____ day.
Each of the six days of creation ends with this phrase.
According to its kind.
This phrase is repeated ten times. Why is this obvious fact repeated?
Don't walnut trees always have walnut seeds and grasshoppers lay grasshopper eggs and lions have lion cubs?
Five Foundational Tenets of Evolution
Evolution has five essential issues that describe advancement through death:
Natural laws guide the process.
There is no designer and no plan.
Random, unsupervised events occur that affect the genetic makeup of individual organisms.
Each organism acquires new combinations of DNA from its parents and unique mutations can also occur.
Most mutations are harmful, but some can provide survival benefits.
Through the process of survival of the fittest (natural selection),
organisms with advantageous traits tend to survive, proliferate, and pass on their advantageous genetic changes to a large population.
Over very long periods of time, multiple advantageous traits accumulate in a certain population.
Eventually the sum of all of the changes has modified a given population so much that it becomes a different species from the original one.
Five on Five
The five issues emphasized by repetition in the Creation Account directly oppose each of the five foundational tenets of evolution.
God Said vs. Nothing Supernatural.
The creation account emphasizes that God described His plan and then did it. In contrast, evolution has no designer or plan.
God Active in Each Event vs. Random Events.
The creation account emphasizes that God was actively involved in every event. In contrast, evolution is initiated by random events.
Everything Good vs. Everything Getting Better.
The creation account emphasizes that everything was very good from the beginning.
In contrast, natural selection makes everything better and better over time. Nothing was good at the beginning.
Six Days vs Billions of Years.
The creation account emphasizes that creation was completed in six, evening and morning days.
In contrast, evolution requires billions of years.
After its Kind vs New Kinds of Offspring.
The creation account emphasizes that everything produced offspring of the same kind.
In contrast, for evolution to work, some offspring must be of a different kind than their parents.
Note that the term 'kind' is not species. It is likely closest to the taxonomical term 'family'.
The Polemic Against Evolution
Each of the five issues emphasized by repetition in the creation account directly opposes a foundational tenet of evolution.
If that is not enough, God specifically said that everything was completed by the end of creation week. In contrast, when does evolution end?
It never ends. The main point of the creation account is that God did not use any aspect of evolution in His creation. Genesis chapter one is
a polemic against evolution.
One reason God was opposed to evolution is because it would never work.
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