Evolution: Science or Religion?

One subject that is important to me is the evolution versus creation debate. I've been interested in biology ever since my first high school biology course, and since then I have read several books, watched many DVDs, and taken several classes that have to do with this subject. One thing that I don't understand is how scientists can honestly look at the evidence and still claim that evolution is how life originated. Science is about observing, gathering the evidence, and coming to the most sensible conclusion based on that evidence. Yet time and time again, evolutionists ignore or distort the evidence to make it agree with what they want to believe. That's not good science. That's not even good ethics.

Here I must distinguish between microevolution and macroevolution. I find that alot of people get these two mixed up or think they mean the same thing. Microevolution, or small changes within a certain kind of animal, does occur and can actually be observed. We observe it when bacteria become resistant to certain antibiotics, or when we see a lot of variety within a kind of animal, such as with dogs.

Macroevolution, when one kind of animal changes into a different kind of animal, has not been proven, nor can it ever be proven. Why? Because we can't observe it happening; there is no way to observe it therefore there is no way to absolutely prove it happens. This applies to every theory dealing with the origins of life, evolution and creation; we can never prove how life actually started.

As to which theory is more likely, however, there is no doubt in my mind. There is no conclusive evidence for evolution whatsoever, in fact there is evidence against it. Many evolutionists have admitted to this, even Darwin himself. As I stated above, I've done some studying on this subject, and there is a lot of evidence that evolutionists just can't seem to fit into their mold, so they ignore it or twist it to make it look like it says what they want it to say. I can't get into all of the evidences right now or this blog would be way too long , but I will give one quick example.

The sun is slowly getting smaller. Not to worry, it's still so huge that it won't burn out for millions of years yet. But it stands to reason that if the sun is getting smaller, it used to be bigger. Some scientists did the math, and if the universe is really millions of years old, then millions of years ago the sun would have been so big and so hot that life could not have formed on earth. The proteins that make up even the simplest of cells denature, or unravel, at high temperatures; they could never have formed. Interesting, huh? Yet I've never heard an evolutionist or textbook address this.

If you want more information on the evidences in the creation/evolution debate, you should read "The Case for a Creator" by Lee Strobel (student or full version, both are good). You can also check out these websites that I've listed below.

www.answersingenesis.org Answers In Genesis, founded by Ken Ham.

www.drdino.com Dr. Ken Hovind's Site. You can order some great DVDs from here too!

www.icr.org The Institue for Christian Research. Lots of scientific research articles.

www.creationism.org There are a lot of articles on this site too.

So why do evolutionists still believe that evolution is how we got here? One of two options. Either they are truly ignorant of the evidence, or they are aware of the evidence and choose to believe in evolution. If this is the case, it must take just as much, if not more faith to believe in evolution as it does to believe in creation. So should there be another religion called Evolutionism? I think so. I think evolution is a religion hiding behind "science". So why do they get to put their religion into public schools, but whenever we suggest that the world may have been created we get a bad grade, suspended, or fired? It's not right, is it?

I know there are some Christians who believe in evolution and creation at the same time. They believe that when the Bible says seven days of creation, it really stands for millions of years. My question is this: Why? Why do they believe that? All the evidence that I've ever seen or read about fits with the theory of creation.

If the seven days of creation in Scripture really means millions of years, why stop there? Maybe the parts where it says that Jesus is God don't really mean that either. Maybe when it says He died to save you it doesn't really mean that. When you cheapen one part of the Bible, you cheapen the entire thing. There is absolutely no evidence against creation, and there is absolutely no conclusive evidence for evolution. Why not take God's Word at face value?

I've done my research, and I've made up my mind. What about you?

I know there are some of you out there don't agree with me. My challenge to you is this: Do some research. Check out the resources I mentioned, or find some of your own. Spend some time in prayer and ask God to show you the truth. Then come back and let me know what you think!

End note: I got the above image from the sample images on my computer.

Good Friday

Today I sit here looking out the window at the fog that has settled in the fields in front of my house. All week it has been beautiful, sunny and warm, something that is very unusual for this time of year. But today the fog that started as wisps around the distant mountains has gradually spread until I can no longer see them, or the sky.

Today is also Good Friday. A peculiar name, considering that two thousand years ago, what happened onn this day must have seemed far from good. Jesus, the one who was to fulfill all the prophesies from the Scriptures, was beaten by the very people the Jewish people had hoped He would deliver them from. He was scorned and ridiculed, and forced to walk up a long, dreary road, with the cross to which He would soon be nailed, His blood marking the way He traveled. It was a dark day, when all hopes seems to blow away, like the smoke from an extinguished candle.

Those of us who know the story also know that because He was God, death could not keep it's grip. The very next Sunday the empty tomb was discovered, and they knew He was alive. That is the glory, the joy, the power of God that all the events of this Passover week point to, at least to those of us who know who He really was and choose to follow Him. On such a day, it seems sunshine and warmth should wash the day in light.

But today, I think of the day He suffered. The day His blood marked the way to Calvary. The day He died. There was no joy for anyone present on that day; and I know they must have been grieving over the way He had to die. Today I think it is appropriate to put aside the triumph that would be His on Sunday, and focus on His death. Focus on the way He had to die; and most importantly on why He had to die. For everything I ever did, or ever will do wrong, He hung there, suspended only by the nails in His hands. When I think of His sorrow, His suffering, all because of me. Suddenly it seems that the weather today is just right; the soggy, weary, sorrowful countenance of this day reminds me that saving His children wasn't a happy affair.

But I know that regardless of the weather, the Son will shine on Sunday.
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