Creation - By The Word of God
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee.” Jeremiah 1:5
“But thou art He that took me out of the womb: Thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.” Psalm 22:9
“Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:16
“Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not,…” Isaiah 44:2
It is our belief that all humans, as well as everything else in our existence, have their origin in Genesis 1. We believe humans are not the product of misguided chance, not the gradual or rapid evolution of nothing into inorganic matter, into organic molecules, into single celled germs, into … into man. Instead we are the most design engineered entity in the entire universe. There is no system in the known cosmos that remotely approaches the innumerable qualities of the human body and mind.
This fiat creation thinking was not always my view of life. While I was not a devout evolutionist, without considering the logical deductions of that faith, I assumed that what I heard in school must be the truth. While one side of my mind was napping, the other side gravitated to a God who had some direct involvement with all of creation. Come to find out years later, that many of history’s great scientists credited for life-changing inventions and theories, were in fact pseudo creationists. They believed in infinite design.
It was my second year in university. I was seated in a large lecture theater with a flock of sheep and goats ready for our first sermon on Comparative Anatomy. The speaker for the day entered, arranged his notes on the podium, then gazing up into the pensive faces of his audience, after a moment of suspense, prophesied “If you do not believe in evolution now you will by the end of this course.” I was perplexed. He was obviously alluding to something else besides evolution. Did I miss something? What was it I mused?
Up to that point my philosophy of life was a soup of Sunday School stories, Disney movies, some national park museums, and school science books, most of which pointed to long periods of evolution and change. The idea of Divine instant creation of the world and all life was very, very vague in my mind. But here was a champion of evolution boldly confronting not just any other worldview, but specifically fiat creation. That is creation of everything by God from nothing. His assertion did not sound all that scientific to me, but, who was I?
As the year passed, I felt I must be missing the professor’s point. Was there similarities in the anatomy and physiology of diverse species? For sure! But that did not make it conclusive evidence in my mind that they somehow evolved one from another. At least not by random selection or mutation.
As a young man my mind was often diverted to cars, old and new. Now there was a real case of comparative anatomy: a chassis; four wheels, a motor, a transmission, a drive train, air filter, fuel filter, oil filter, head lights, tail lights, etc. If you looked at the ancestral tree of cars it was obvious they had evolved. But the basics were there from the beginning – chassis, motor, drive train, wheels. And no one was pretending either the first or the latest model was the result of blind chance. In every phase, men made sure they were credited with this and that patent. And whether it is land, sea, or air, in each dimension, and at every stage of development, man’s inventions only adapt the original designs. Since the first ox cart up to the most technological designed spaceship gantry, the fundamental concept has not changed – power plus wheels. The real question became more and more clear in my mind. If man could create systematically, and IF there was a creator God, couldn’t He also, and that much more majestically?
Eventually I tired of university and stuck out my thumb and began my travel around the world. As a gift from my parents, I tucked a small pocket Bible into my back-breaking backpack and set off. I did not view my family as religious or anti-religious, at best quasi-religious. So, the Bible was a surprise. I determined I was going to read it for myself, front to back. I came from a family that devoured books for breakfast, but when I read that first sentence in Genesis chapter one, my mind hit something more solid than a brick wall. What, God created everything from nothing in six days?
Now remember, up to this point I, along with the rest of my peers, had been breast fed on evolution for twenty some years. Years later I boiled over when I realized how we had all been tricked. Interpretation of facts was pawned off as facts. Eminent scientists were portrayed as champions of evolution when in fact they were not. The more I researched the more angry I became. I, we, had not only been cheated, we had been systematically lied to.
“I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it’s been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has.
Malcolm Muggeridge (world famous journalist and philosopher), Pascal Lectures, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
‘You will be greatly disappointed (by the forthcoming book); it will be grievously too hypothetical. It will very likely be of no other service than collocating some facts; though I myself think I see my way approximately on the origin of the species. But, alas, how frequent, how almost universal it is in an author to persuade himself of the truth of his dogmas.’
Charles Darwin, 1858, in a letter to a colleague regarding the concluding chapters of his Origin of Species. As quoted in ‘John Lofton’s Journal’, The Washington Times, 8 February 1984.
“To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”
Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species, Chapter 6 "Organs of Extreme Perfection"
“One of the reasons I started taking this anti-evolutionary view, or let’s call it a non-evolutionary view, was last year I had a sudden realization for over twenty years I had thought I was working on evolution in some way. One morning I woke up and something had happened in the night, and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff for twenty years and there was not one thing I knew about it. That’s quite a shock to learn that one can be so misled so long. Either there was something wrong with me or there was something wrong with evolutionary theory. Naturally, I know there is nothing wrong with me, so for the last few weeks I’ve tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people.
Question is: Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, any one thing that is true? I tried that question on the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists, and all I got there was silence for a long time and eventually one person said, “I do know one thing – it ought not to be taught in high school”.
Dr Colin Patterson (Senior Paleontologist, British Museum of Natural History, London). Keynote address at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, 5 November 1981.
The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in this way [evolution / natural selection / mutation] is comparable with the chance that “a tornado sweeping through a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein”.
Sir Fred Hoyle (English astronomer, Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University), as quoted in ‘Hoyle on Evolution’. Nature, vol. 294, 12 Nov., 1981, p. 105.
"Evolution is a fairy tale for grown-ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless."
Prof. Lois Bounoure (Former President of the Biological Society of Strasbourg and Director of the Strasbourg Zoological Museum, later Director of Research at the French National Center of Scientific Research), as quoted in The Advocate, Thursday 8 March 1984, p.17.
On the other hand:
“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” Albert Einstein
Evolution a Religion
“In fact, evolution became in a sense a scientific religion; almost all scientists have accepted it and many are prepared to ‘bend’ their observations to fit in with it.”
H.S. Lipson, FRS (Professor of Physics, University of Manchester, UK), ‘A physicist looks at evolution’, Physics Bulletin, vol. 31, 1980, p.138.
Interpretation of Facts
“The case of the disappearing dinosaurs is a fascinating demonstration that science is not based on facts alone. The interpretation of the facts is even more important."
Robert Jastrow, Ph. D. (physics) (Director, Inst. For Space Studies, USA), ‘The dinosaur massacre’. Omega Science Digest, March/April 1984, p. 23.
Where were all these voices when we plopped down in our seats of so-called higher education? Whatever those men may have disagreed on about creation, they certainly did not believe in evolution. While my belief in a creator God was already settled in my mind when I began to discover this other camp of world-renown scientists, it was, nevertheless, like discovering a shaft of gold. As my temperature came back down, and my zeal relaxed once more, I was again overcome with awe to think I was a direct link to God the Creator. He made me.
This website has NOT been designed solely to refute evolution. There are many, many famous scientists, whose credibility is unquestionable, who have articulated their positions in favor of Creation and against Evolution. We encourage you, parents, teachers and students, to do your own research. But, at the end of the day, as plainly said above by professor H.S. Lipson, whether you settle on creation or evolution, it is really a matter of faith. It is your interpretation of the facts that will become your religion, and it is your religious worldview that will largely shape your goals and choices in this life.
As for me and my house? We have accepted the Biblical view of creation. From that vantage ground, something Albert Einstein once said after he became converted to the notion of a Creator God comes close to our life’s adventure:
“I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.”
In the words of that champion of space exploration, Werner von Braun:
“One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be design and purpose behind it all. Through a closer look at creation we ought to gain a better knowledge of the Creator.”
Without diminishing the vastness of limitless space, no farther away than our own body, God the Creator has endowed mankind with far greater mysteries. You see, God made us in His image.
"Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by Myself.... that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:" Isaiah 44:24; 40:22
Other Quotes - Albert Einstein
“It is the art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”