I Can’t Believe That!
Every individual wrestles with three “LIFE” questions: 1) Where did I come from? 2) Why am I here? 3) Where am I going ultimately? The Biblical worldview clearly answers these. Man was created in the image of God. We are created to glorify God through obeying God and His laws. Because man has sinned against God, he must come to a time of repentance and trust in Jesus for his salvation. By doing so, we have the promise of life everlasting with God in heaven.
Sadly, evolution provides a much lower promise for mankind. In modern science, man simply is part of the upward evolutionary process and man is the highest being on the evolutionary scale. Since we came into being from evolutionary chance formations, the end of life for the evolutionist is simple….the body become “dust” again and the energy for life re-enters the energy field to return in some other form. Only your “matter” exists after you to form again and return.
How far removed that belief is from the Biblical foundation of our Creator God that made us, redeemed us, sustains us, and is coming back for His children to live forever in His house!
Some scientists are questioning the validity of the theory of evolution. The more science examines the “first” cause of all things, there are sufficient questions that lead to the evidence that there must have been “Someone” present to ignite the creation process. In his book, Beside Still Waters: Searching for Meaning in an Age of Doubt, Award-winning journalist Gregg Easterbrook, writes:
If the Big Bang had been slightly less violent, the expansion of the universe would have been less rapid, and would … have collapsed back on itself. If the explosion had been slightly more violent, the universe might have dispersed into a soup too thin to aggregate into stars. The odds against us were – this is just the right word – astronomical. The ratio of matter and energy to the volume of space at the Big Bang must have been within about one quadrillionth of 1 percent of ideal. Life is so improbable it must somehow be favored by something. By some First Cause, “to which,” said Aquinas, “everyone gives the name of God.”
In 1989, Professor H. S. Lipson, a distinguished member of the Institute of Physics, published an article in the professional journal “PHYSICS BULLETIN.” He studied the mathematical probability that Darwinian evolution has occurred. As with many scientists who are beginning to argue against evolution in favor of “Intelligent Design,” Lipson has concluded that many facets of nature simply could not have evolved. He says this:
“We must … admit that the only acceptable alternative [to evolution] is creation. I know that this is anathema to physicists, as indeed it is to me, but we must not reject a theory that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it.” Those scientists who are willing to look at the evidence with open minds are coming to the conclusion that the evolutionary theory that life just happened to evolve as a result of a series of lucky coincidences requires far too much faith! At the very least, something or someone “got the ball rolling” (Copied).