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  • 1.  
  • 2. BIBLE BASICS A Study in Systematic Theology
  • 3. The Doctrine of Creation
  • 4. “ Why I Don’t Believe in Evolution” Bob Russell Senior Pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY (adapted from sermon preached April 17-18, 2004)
  • 5. 1) Evolution contradicts the Bible
    • We unashamedly have a biblical worldview
    • There are three passages in the Bible’s account of creation that cannot be harmonized with evolutionary theory . . .
  • 6.
    • The phrase repeated several times in Genesis 1:25 , “according to their kinds.”
    • Genesis 1:26-27 , “let us make man in our own image”
    • Genesis 2:17 —God’s warning to Adam and Eve about the consequences of their sin.
  • 7. 2) Evolution is rejected by many reputable scientists
    • If reputable scientists don’t agree about evolution, why should we be expected to swallow it as factual?
    • If you disagree with evolution, you can point to people a lot smarter than you who are on your side
  • 8. 3) Scientists admit that evolution lacks evidence of transitional forms
    • If evolution were factual, why aren’t there millions of fossils that bridge the gaps between species?
    • Why aren’t there all kinds of living transitional forms (half-ape/men walking around)?
    • Acts 17:26 : “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth . . .”
  • 9. 4) Evolution just does not make good common sense
    • Common sense immediately recognizes the differences between random chance and designed order.
    • Common sense looks at design and realizes there has to be a designer
    • Romans 1:18-22
  • 10. 5) Evolution violates one of the primary laws of physics
    • Evolution says that life has been moving from disorder to order
    • The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that everything tends to move from order to disorder (quote from McDowell and Stewart)
  • 11. 6) Evolution doesn’t explain origins nor eliminates the need for a Creator
    • Evolution attempts to explain the gap between life and human life, but there are two gaps they admit they cannot explain:
    • 1) The gap between nothing and matter
    • 2) The gap between matter and life . . .
  • 12.
    • Those who attempt to explain life without God go to bizarre lengths to explain how life came about.
    • We’re told there is evolution all the way back. But back to what? It’s easier to believe this: Genesis 1:1 , “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
  • 13. 7) Evolution disregards the spiritual significance of man
    • If evolution is true there is little difference between man and beast.
    • But the Bible teaches that man is a uniquely created spiritual being (Genesis 1:26).
  • 14. Conclusion . . .
    • You’re not here by accident
    • You’re here by God’s design
    • God made you for the purpose of having fellowship with Him, glorifying Him, and living eternally with Him
    • Your creator loves you so much He sent His son to die for your sins
    • He has the hairs of your head numbered and He knows the thoughts of your heart
    • He promises to guide your every step
    • But you have to make a conscious choice to believe in Him and put your trust in Him. That takes faith (Heb. 11:6)
  • 15. How Great Thou Art
    • O Lord my God!
    • When I in awesome wonder
    • Consider all the worlds
    • Thy hands have made,
    • I see the stars,
    • I hear the rolling thunder,
    • Thy power throughout the universe displayed
  • 16.
    • Then sings my soul,
    • My Savior God, to Thee;
    • How great Thou art!
    • How great Thou art!
    • Then sings my soul,
    • My Savior God to Thee;
    • How great Thou art,
    • How great Thou art!
  • 17.
    • When thro’ the woods
    • And forest glades I wander,
    • And hear the birds
    • Sing sweetly in the trees;
    • When I look down
    • From lofty mountains grandeur,
    • And hear the brook
    • And feel the gentle breeze:
  • 18.
    • Then sings my soul,
    • My Savior God, to Thee;
    • How great Thou art!
    • How great Thou art!
    • Then sings my soul,
    • My Savior God to Thee;
    • How great Thou art,
    • How great Thou art!
  • 19.
    • And when I think
    • that God, His Son not sparing,
    • Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
    • That on the cross,
    • My burden gladly bearing,
    • He bled and died
    • To take away my sin.
  • 20.
    • Then sings my soul,
    • My Savior God, to Thee;
    • How great Thou art!
    • How great Thou art!
    • Then sings my soul,
    • My Savior God to Thee;
    • How great Thou art,
    • How great Thou art!
  • 21.
    • When Christ shall come
    • With shout of acclamation,
    • And take me home
    • What joy shall fill my heart!
    • Then I shall bow
    • In humble adoration,
    • And there proclaim,
    • My God, how great Thou art!
  • 22.
    • Then sings my soul,
    • My Savior God, to Thee;
    • How great Thou art!
    • How great Thou art!
    • Then sings my soul,
    • My Savior God to Thee;
    • How great Thou art,
    • How great Thou art!