Thankfully many Christians still contend for the Biblical account of creation, even though theory of evolution has been widely accepted as fact. Moreover, proponents of the theory of evolution have successfully pit themselves against any biblical representations of God within Western public school systems and are currently resolved to force any remnants of God from the U.S. government as well. Even though “posited as fact” (Geisler and Brooks 211), the theory of evolution is blinding many people to the truth that God created the universe and human beings along with. The tremendous value that God has placed on man and woman, the gems of His creation, is far too great to idly surrender to the theory of evolution.
Before I delve into why the knowledge of man being the gem of creation is crucial in today’s world, I would like to present my case against the theory of evolution. The majority of scientists today believe that the entire universe originated from an explosion called the Big Bang. They also believe that the first life on earth was spawned in a little pool. Charles Darwin, a natural historian and geologist (“Charles Darwin”), masterminded the theory of natural selection which speculates that the first life forms of the little pool continually adapted to changes in their environment. New life forms came into existence by this continuing process of adaptation to the environment over the course of millions of years. The life forms that did not adapt to the changes died and became extinct. Today, we have fossils as records of these extinct life forms that scientist argue support their theory of natural selection.
Ironically, this entire theory of the origins of the universe and life on earth is self-refuting based on “the whole idea of what science is” (Geisler and Brooks 213). Science is premised on the notion that every event is caused by another event. This is the principle of causality. Basically, every event happens because of a cause.
In that vein, there are very apparent complexities in the universe that cry out for “intelligent primary causes” (Geisler and Brooks 217) as their origin. For example, the way that the human brain, when functioning properly, controls our body. Another example would be how our human bodies are designed to eat and digest food as a means of sustaining energy. According to the scientific principle of causality, these events can be traced to an intelligent primary cause as the cause of the Big Bang. This intelligent design lends itself the Biblical account of creation.
Now, the Biblical account of the origins of the universe is something different all together. There was no Big Bang that brought forth the universe but the Word of God. Lest mention, life did not begin in a pool, as it were in the theory of natural selection. Rather, God spoke all things into existence, including man and animals. Man having been crafted in the image of God, per His divine counsel, as the gem of all creation (Barker et al. 7). Furthermore, He initially intended for mankind to live in a blissful dominion over all of His creation.
Our possessing the image of God is just one of many hope inspiring truths of the Bible that the theory of evolution so glibly robs mankind of, especially important in light of the swelling tide of nihilism our generation is experiencing. For example, mankind’s potential not being limited by the natural realm, but rather by the supernatural realm in which God intends us to be a Kingdom of Priests (Barker et al. 113).. Yet another example is that through one act of disobedience, known as original sin, the first man and woman severed fellowship with God while forfeiting mankind’s dominion over creation (Barker et al. 10-11). That very same original sin also allowed for spiritual and physical death to overtake the world.
A proper Biblical knowledge of the fallen spiritual and physical state of creation is important for three reasons. First, it answers the question so many of us have about why there is so much suffering and pain in the world. Second, it provides the answer of why humankind needs be reconciled with God and reborn spiritually. Third, the Bible serves as a survival guide and as spiritual food for those who experience spiritually rebirth.
As the gems His creation God pursues us in our fallen states. As a matter fact, John 3:16 promises that “God so loved(s) the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (Barker et al. 1595). God created us to be in fellowship with Him. The only way to have fellowship with Him is to accept Christ as Lord and live in obedience to His word.
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Geisler, Norman L., Ronald L. Brooks. When Skeptics Ask. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990.
Barker, Kenneth, et al. The NIV Study Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.