Evolution, Pt. 2

Scripture: 2 Peter 3:3-6, Genesis 1:5, 2 Peter 3:3-6, Genesis 1:5
Evolution has attempted to created theories in sciences like geology and biology and call them facts. But it is bad science to base the theory of evolution on so-called facts that are only speculations. Older layers in geology are not always under newer layers. Seashells have been found on mountains. How did this happen?
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In our last broadcast, we introduced the subject of evolution. We are going to continue that strange subject, I say “strange” because it has been accorded a status of scientific fact when actually it’s only a theory. Right here I would like to introduce two arguments of the evolutionists based on geology and biology. Now I have no argument with these sciences, friends, because there is true science. Biology is a wonderful science and so is geology. But I object to taking facts and perverting them into theoretical fancy as sometimes has been done in the name of these sciences.

Sir Charles Lyell is called the father of modern geology and he developed the theory of uniformity which has now become very, very popular in certain scientific circles. The theory of uniformity assumes that every change in nature has always taken place at the very same rate of change that we see it now. In other words, they look back over past history and say that anything that we observe today had to be brought into being through the same changes that are taking place presently. Now you can understand how this is pure assumption.

This man, Sir Charles Lyell, began to dig down into the earth and he found that there are layers or strata of earth. He noticed that the farther down he dug, the older the layers seemed to be. In fact, he discovered older and older articles in those layers, artifacts and pottery and things like that. So immediately he assumed that the farther down you go, the older the layers of earth become, and the older the civilization which it represents. The scientists eagerly grabbed hold of that idea and modern geology has been based on the assumption that the older civilizations are always represented by the lower strata.

Now, you know something, friends, they discovered in many areas these layers simply have been reversed. They have been turned upside down as though by some violent cataclysmic action of the earth. They have discovered that older beds are right on top with the older artifacts and pottery and the newer layers are down underneath. For example, down in Florida they found some human bones side by side with animal fossils which were supposed to have become extinct long before man ever appeared on the earth. Well, the evolutionist doesn’t have any answer for this. He doesn’t understand how those human bones got in with all those older articles which supposedly came before man existed. Up in the Rocky Mountains all the way from Montana to Canada, there is a twenty thousand square mile area where the so-called old strata is resting on top of the new. This flatly contradicts the theory of geology that is usually propounded.

But what caused this upheaval, friends? What caused twenty thousand square miles to be just turned upside down so that the older things came to left on the surface of the earth? Why the flood, of course. But this is something most scientists don’t believe. They won’t recognize that a flood ever took place. Up on the very highest mountains, even in the Alps range, they have found marine fossils. Now how did those marine fossils get there? Shellfish, starfish, and all the rest of them. Well, we know how they got there. There was a universal flood at one time which left seashells on the mountains. Now this also explains those layers of earth also.

I’m sure all of you have seen those strata in the sides of a hill. How did they get laid down as they appear in the side of a hill or a mountain? According to geology, it took several million years for each one to be put there. Now that would be true, friends, if the theory of uniformity is true. If those layers were put down at the same rate that the earth is being built up at the present, than it would have had to take millions of years.

But if you take the flood into account, those layers could have been put down very quickly, because when the waters assuaged from off the earth, as the Bible describes it, naturally all this debris and the dead bodies would have been deposited according to their specific weight and would have been laid down in layers. This would have formed the strata that we now see in the side of hills. The evolution scientists, of course, won’t accept this. But friends, is some places on the face of the earth, they have found great piles of bones, as thought there was a tremendous deposit made at some time of dead bodies of animals.

In the Grand Canyon and in some of the caves, they have found paintings and carvings of dinosaurs. Now evidently at one time, man lived side by side with these huge animals. Surely the dinosaurs didn’t do the drawing, did they? And yet, according to the theories of evolution, the dinosaurs disappeared millions of years before man was ever on the stage. Well how could those men draw pictures of those dinosaurs if they had never seen one? It certainly appears that these men and dinosaurs were here at the same time before the dinosaurs became extinct. What a strange merry-go-round we find in the world because the Bible story of creation is rejected.

In 2 Peter 3:3-6 I read: “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water. Whereby, the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.”

Peter says here that a lot of men are willingly ignorant of the flood. They close their ears to it. They won’t believe that once upon a time water covered the earth. So today we have this strange situation of the geologist assigning millions and billions of years in order to give time for evolution to take a place and the evolutionists assigning billions of years to allow those strata to build up so that the geologists won’t be embarrassed. They just go around in a circle. Each one defending the other one, and neither having a scientific basis for their conclusions. Well, I’ll say this, it takes a lot more faith to believe those theories than it does to believe the Word of God. It really does!

Now what do you think God thinks of all this as He looks down from heaven? God is very patient. He knows our frame. He remembers that we are dust. But, and I say this reverently, I think sometimes there are some things that must try the patience of God. Now understand I’m using that word in the human sense. I think there are some things that must be difficult as God looks down and sees, not our ignorance, because He can tolerate that, but it’s the pretended wisdom of men that must be hard.

God is not very often sarcastic in speaking to mankind, but I want you to look at something here in the book of Job. Poor Job went through some very hard times as we all know. He suffered a lot and sometimes he even argued a little bit with God. And often when Job spoke he did not know exactly what he was speaking. He made some very rash statements. And one day God talked back to Job in the 38th chapter, verses 1 to 4. “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me?

God said, “I’m going to ask you a few questions, Job.” Here are the questions, “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou has understanding.” God said, “All right, Job, you thing you know so much. You have been talking as though you have all the answers. Where were you hiding when I created this world? Were you around the corner somewhere? Did you see how it took place? Is this why you talk so boldly, because you were there?” Quite a question, isn’t it, friends. And I think God could ask the very same question of some men today.

One day God looks down and sees a little baby lying in a crib waving its rattle and gurgling. Almost the next day, as far as God is concerned, He sees this same little baby standing up and giving a scientific lecture waving his arms and telling the people exactly how the world came into existence billions of years ago. To that pitiful man, God must desire to say, “Listen, where were you? Did you see it what happened? Yet you think you’ve got all the answers. You know exactly how it took place and how many billions of years it has been since creation.” Friends, the only source book into the origin of things is this Bible, none else. We don’t have any other record of how the world really came into being and how human life came forth. The Bible tells us.

Now some modern Christians try to harmonize the book of Genesis with the theory of evolution by assuming that the days of creation were long geological periods. They say “Well maybe the first day was a thousand years, or that the second day, maybe was ten thousand years.” Is there anything wrong with believing that? Well, that gives us a little more time, you see, for evolution to take place. Friends, evolution never did take place and God doesn’t need time to do anything. He can do it immediately and instantly. The Bible says, “He spoke and it was done. He commanded and it stood fast.”

Now let me give you a few points to show that those days could not have been long geological periods. For one thing in the book of Genesis we are told that the first day was made up of darkness and light and the evening and the morning. In verse 5 says: “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Now regardless of how long the period was, we must all agree that it was partly dark and partly light.

It had evening and morning and was made up of day and night. All right then, now let’s just imagine for a moment that it was a thousand years or maybe more, every one of those days. Half of that thousand years, of course, would have to be dark and the other half would have to be light. The Bible make that very clear. So, we would have five hundred years of light and five hundred years of darkness. How long would vegetation survive in utter darkness, friends? Why, it wouldn’t live at all. There would have been no species of plants living through that long period of darkness.

Here’s something else to think about. The plants were created on the third day and the insects were created two days later. Everybody knows and even the scientists agree that the flowers and plants cannot reproduce without pollination provided by insects. All of these species would have died out long before the insects came along. Besides, we are told that Adam was created on the sixth day. He lived through two days of creation week. If those days were long geological periods, it would make Adam several thousand years old. And yet the Bible says plainly he was only nine hundred and thirty years old when he died. So the thing doesn’t fit. It contradicts all of the Bible truth and we have to throw it out and agree that God meant what He said.

The world was created in six literal days and then came the Sabbath. The Sabbath would have no meaning if those days were no literal solar days. The Ten Commandments that God wrote with His own hand would be meaningless if those days of creation were long periods of time. Now, please don’t misunderstand me, friends. I’m not making a wholesale condemnation of science, I pass no reflection upon true science at all. I only object to the manipulation of facts to make them support theories that are false theories and do not agree either with the Word of God or with true science.

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