WHAT IS THE MAIN ARGUMENT AGAINST EVOLUTION AND WHAT IS THE MAIN ARGUMENT FOR BIBLICAL CREATION?

There are many arguments against the theory of evolution but these are not well known because evolution is a protected philosophy. Certainly one of the biggest arguments against the theory of evolution is the fossil record, because if evolution did take place it would HAVE to be in the fossil record.

If evolution took place over millions of years from very simple species to more and more complex forms a very large number of intermediary stages would have arisen and this would show in the fossil record as Darwin knew, for this was crucial to his theory. If life evolved on earth the fossil record would begin with very simple life forms in the oldest rocks on the bottom layer. From there we would expect to find very small transitions from simple to more complex life forms.

It would be one continual record of gradually changing creatures. They would all have distinct features of two different kinds of creatures, the one they are now and the one they were evolving into and these would be constantly changing. There would be no definite gaps in the record between species as there are now. In fact there would be no definite species but all would be evolving into other species.

Imagine marine invertebrates evolving into fish and then evolving into amphibians which evolved into reptiles which evolved into apes which evolved into man. And yet marine invertebrate, fish, amphibians and reptiles and apes are still living with mankind.

Darwin was troubled by the lack of intermediate links connecting one species to another in the fossil record and wrote:

“Intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic change. And this is perhaps the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory”.

He later wrote:

“The number of intermediate links between the living and extinct species must have been inconceivably great”. Since then we now have billions of fossils of         each species represented by cataloged fossils taken from every one the geologic periods. Imagine the tremendous number of intermediary stages we should have in the fossil record if, as evolutionists teach, the species have gradually evolved during the hundreds of millions of years of evolution. We should have millions of these intermediary fossils. How many do we have? Exactly none!

If evolution was true there should be no distinct species but all life forms should be evolving transitional forms as all species would be evolving into other species since evolutionary change is supposedly the basic law of nature.

The very earliest fossil record which, supposedly appear about 600 million years ago, should be in the oldest rocks. These rocks contain so many fossils that the period is called the “Cambrian Explosion”. These creatures are supposedly the first examples of real life.

Here we should find the simplest forms of life that eventually evolved into the more and more complex creatures of today. And lo and behold the animals found there are the same as today! They appear suddenly and fully developed with no trace of evolutionary development from the single cell life forms into complex vertebrates which supposedly developed over 2 billion 400 million years without leaving a single fossil! There are absolutely no traces of intermediate stages.

Not a single intermediary fossil has ever been found and there should be literally millions of them! The various species were fixed from the beginning. The theory of evolution is a desperate attempt to push God out of His own creation in order to avoid accountability to an Almighty God. It is the foolish attempt of fallen mankind to pretend the nonexistence of the very One who gives life meaning and purpose.

HOW CAN MAN HAVE FREE WILL WHEN EVERYTHING IS FOREKNOWN AND FOREORDAINED BY GOD.

We must understand what foreknowledge and foreordination means. It does not men that mankind is not free in their choices. Mankind’s actions are not based on God’s foreknowledge. Rather God’s foreknowledge is based on what mankind will freely do. Foreknowledge is based on the fact, fact is not based on foreknowledge.

The word “foreordained” means “chosen by God”. I Peter 1:20 in the K.J.V. says that Christ was “Foreordained” before the creation of the world to die for our sins. While the N.I.V. says the Christ was “chosen” by God to be the sacrifice for the sins of the world.

This means that God did not CAUSE Judas to betray Christ, but that God included Judas’ and the Sanhedrin’s free will into His plan. God knew from eternity what each person will do with their free will and God made plans based on their acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ and they were ordained or appointed to eternal life, based on His foreknowledge.

All those who will receive Christ are ordained to eternal life. If any are lost it is because they refuse to come to Christ and receive the free gift of eternal life: “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me. Yet you refuse to come to me to have life” (John 5:40). He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance”(II Peter 3:8).

In Revelation 22: 17 and John is about to close the last Book of the Bible the Holy Spirit moves him to end with a final invitation: “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life”

WILL THE CHURCH GO THROUGH THE TRIBULATION?

No. The tribulation is the beginning of the “Day of the Lord”. We are told in Zephaniah 1:14-18: that the “day of the Lord” is a “day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness”.

Joel 2:1-3 tells us it will be a “day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness”.

I Thessalonians 5:1-11 Tells believers that they do not have to fear this day of darkness “when destruction will come upon them suddenly”: “But you brothers, are not in darkness, so that this day should surprise you like a thief, you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness” (darkness is their natural element). He goes on to tell them that believers who are of the day, should not be like unbelievers who are asleep because they are not of the night and darkness when people get drunk and sleep.

Believers should be the opposite of those in darkness and be self-controlled and put on the “hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath (of the great tribulation) but to receive salvation (at the rapture) through our Lord Jesus Christ. Paul reminds us “He died for us so that, whether we are awake (alive) or asleep (in death), we may live together with Him (at the rapture).

We are told here that the tribulation is a period of darkness and wrath, and is for the children of darkness: but that believers are children of light and sons of the day and should not sleep or be drunk like unbelievers but watch for the Lord to come for us and rescue us from the darkness of the tribulation period.