EVOLUTION ~~~ FACT OR FANTASY ?
By Dennis Crawford
It is very difficult to overthrow a false belief that for
generations has been taught as "scientific fact," especially when a whole worldview is based on
LIFE FROM NON-LIFE
Louis Pasteur proved many years ago that life cannot come from non-living things.
It has been the basis for
much of the science and medicine we have today. It takes life to bring forth life! This has been proven time
and time again by scientists trying to prove the evolution theory.
SIMPLE CELLS ARE VERY COMPLEX
It turns out that "simple" cells (the ones from which every living thing is supposed to have evolved)
are very complex
in that they have to support most of the same functions as the higher animals (respiration, digestion, enzyme
production, excretion, etc.). All of these complicated processes would have to come into existence
simultaneously. So, then, how are these "simple" cells supposed to have evolved these processes
ACCORDING TO ITS KIND
Evolution is not possible--it is proved false. Each person, plant, and animal was created by God and
reproduces only according to its own "kind." It is significant that the phrase "according to its kind" occurs ten times
in the first chapter of Genesis. This fact gives us the proper concept of reproduction and is a proof that
"God created the heavens and the earth."
PURPOSE STATEMENT: The fact that all things reproduce according to
their kind is important for us to
know--for those of us in school, for parents to teach their children, and for all
of us so we can share this
information with others. Let us notice some things about this important
principle: (1) The Seed Principle; (2) The Kind Principle; and (3) What This Means For Us.
I. THE SEED PRINCIPLE
What is a seed? The seed is the grain or kernel which contains within itself the germ of the future
plant which produces the
offspring or descendent. Inside each created living organism is a
"seed" programmed to enable the continuing
replication, or pattern, of that type of organism.
What does the Bible say about it? Plants reproduce by "seeds," Genesis
1. The descendants of men are considered "seeds," Genesis 3:15;
4:25; and 22:18. Though evolution suggests that all living things come from the same ancestry, God says that
living organisms remain permanently within their specific species, 1 Corinthians
15:38-39. Some illustrations of this principle are: The parable of the
13, Mark 4, and Luke 8; people are not
saved because they are the physical seed of Abraham but because they are the spiritual seed--the seed of
faith, Romans 4:13 and 1 Peter 1:22-23.
II. THE KIND PRINCIPLE
The word "kind" mean species, offspring, or descendent--that which is produced through a
seed. It is the nature of
things, the order of nature.
The principle of reproduction "according to its kind" separates one species from
another. Noah selected a pair from each "kind" of animal, Genesis 6:20;
7:14. Unclean animals were separated by God "after their kind," Leviticus
11:14-29. The fact that some are
considered clean, and some considered unclean, shows that evolution is false.
How could a clean animal come
from an unclean one?
It has been proved by science: Each type of living organism has its own unique structure of the DNA
molecule and can only specify the reproduction of the same kind by the genetic code it
reinforces the Biblical principle of the stability of "kinds." Only life produces life, and there is no scientific
evidence that the appearance of life from non-living substances occurs today, or
ever has occurred.
The principle of reproduction is probably the best-established law in the field of biology. Experiments from such men as
Tyndall, and a host of modern scientists, have demonstrated under all sorts of conditions that life only comes
from life--and only a very similar form of life. In other words, something produces another of the same
This principle is nothing new to us today because we understand genetics and the law of
heredity. We do not get a
chicken from a horse or a pig from a whale. Why? Because things reproduce
according to their kind! Moses
was right all along--long before the science of genetics was discovered (around 1900)! God made it that
The "kind" principle was designed and ultimately produced by God.
It was produced through parents (Acts 17:22-29; Hebrews 12:9).
III. EVOLUTION CONTRADICTS THE LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
The second law of thermodynamics says that left to itself, everything tends to become less ordered, not more
ordered or complex. This rule is an observation of the obvious: things grow old, run down, and eventually die
and/or decay. This is just the opposite of the evolutionary theory!
IV. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US
Seeds of one kind, or species, produce the same kind. In the physical
world, when an apple seed is planted it will produce only apple trees and apples. The Bible says in Luke 8:11 that the seed is the
God. In the spiritual world, when the Word is planted into people, and it is received and grows, it produces Christians!
We can be confident that we were created by a loving God, and we were not the result of an accident!
WHAT IF ?
Please ask yourself: If all the historical, scientific,
and prophetic statements in the Bible are true and accurate, then what
about what the Bible says about your having eternal life (or death) and about
the choices you make (or do not make) now that can affect your eternal future?
It is in your best interest to study it and find out what God requires of those
who would be His children (Romans 8:14-16).
Do you not think it is worth examining the Bible to see if it
is, in fact, the Word of God, and to see what you must do to receive eternal
life from God?
References: This is a compilation of articles from Reason &
Revelation, Apologetics Press, Montgomery, AL 36109 [Used by
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