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Evolution: The Tower of Babylon

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Our son, David Fox spoke passionately today on why the theory of evolution is a bad idea scientifically and morally--- a grand slam of information, revelation and inspiration The law of "Supernatural Selection" was obviously at work in the results! We all loved it. I vote it "Best in Series" of five message this month on this topic. God willing, we will help start a movement to get the much better theory of Intelligent Design into local schools taught along side the now-largely debunked theory of evolution. Hopefully, this will protect many students from the very false scientific persuasion that science has proven there is no evidence for a creator. THERE IS!!!

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Evolution: The Tower of Babylon

  1. 1. EVOLUTION: The Tower of Babel
  2. 2. Outline ! 1. Evolution, the Apotheosis of Science and the degradation of morality ! 2. Why Evolution is a Fact ! 3. Why Evolution is NOT a Fact
  3. 3. There is NO EXCUSE to deny the existence of God ! Romans 1:20 – For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. ! Acknowledges God is invisible ! His Power and Divinity are Seen and Understood from what has been MADE
  4. 4. ! God wants to be know as Creator. He wants us to see his unlimited power and divine nature through his Creation. He wants us to be amazed by the heavens and the earth. ! All of creation points back to HIM, the author, creator and sustainer of LIFE.
  5. 5. Everyone did that which was right in his own eyes – Judges 17:6 ! Since sin first entered humanity – mankind has wanted to please his flesh and do what is right in his own eyes ! A knowledge and understanding of God always stands in the way ! Since there is a God – we are accountable to him, and not just unto ourselves. ! God is the author and Judge of morality, he sets the rules, he is the God, we are the creation.
  6. 6. ! What if we could challenge God? – then we would not have to be accountable to Him. ! Tower of Babel ! Ok, can't challenge God. ! And we absolutely can't deny his existence because of what has been made (there is no other explanation).
  7. 7. What if we had a God(s) that let us do what we want to do, to fulfill the desires of the flesh? We would be willing to be accountable to them. ! Man makes his own God(s). Idols and false Gods.
  8. 8. ! But – even with false gods mankind is still beholden to the authority of a higher power. ! How could they be tricked into believing that they are finally free from submitting to divine authority (and be even further enslaved to their sin nature)?
  9. 9. ! Man eliminates God entirely. ! But how??? Man can see and understand from all that has been made that there is a God. ! These small, feeble nations, each speaking their own separate languages, have no means of ever coming up with a valid excuse to not believe in a creator God.
  10. 10. ! Genesis 11:5-7 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that men were building. The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” ! In recent history we have increasingly condensed languages. ! Mathematics is already a universal language ! English is the dominate language for worldwide science. ! I have the ability to translate most of the worlds languages – with my phone!
  11. 11. ! What has mankind been able to do with a more unified language? ! Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for idols – and now with 
 SCIENCE (modified Romans 1:22) ! Things that historically have been attributed to God, have now been explained and replaced by science ! The mysteries of the universe, the heavens, storms and rain, health and healing, and life itself are all now understood with science
  12. 12. Apotheosis of Science ! The elevation to divine status ! And if Science is the city of Babylon, Evolution is its tower ! Men now have an excuse, they have an explanation for all that is made, including life itself. ! “I don't believe in God, I believe in Science”
  13. 13. Neil Tyson Degrasse ! “Historically,when it comes to science and scientists, God has been the god of the gaps. Where there is a gap in our understanding we have inserted God as the explanation. If that's how you want to invoke the evidence for god, then god is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance. We are tackling the mysteries of the universe one by one, and if you are going to stay religious at the end of the conversation, then god has to be more to you then just where science has yet to tread. So to the person who says maybe dark matter is god, if the only reason you are saying that is because its a mystery, then get ready to have that undone.”
  14. 14. Time out ! Science is not the problem, it is not inherently evil – its wonderful. ! God gave us a complex mind to be able to use science to explore and understand and manipulate (for our advantage) the universe he created ! But since evolution allows for the removal of God from the explanation of life, it shifts how all of science if framed – allowing all of it to be observed and pursued from a point of view that does not include THE CREATOR.
  15. 15. ! If Science is the city of Babylon, Evolution is the tower. It is the scientific idea that is most defiant to God. This idea that man has made, and continues to advance and build by the unified language of science, not only reaches to the heavens where God resides, it is intended to replace God himself.
  16. 16. What are the consequences? ! Most importantly – with out a believe in God and his Son Jesus, people are spiritually dead, having to pay the price for their sins. ! Negatively effects society ! Evolution and Science led to the advancement of naturalism / materialism and secular humanism in the first half of the 20th century ! Evolution influenced Eugenics
  17. 17. No moral right wrong ! Science helps us describe how the world is, but it cannot make any judgments about whether that state of affairs is right, wrong, good, or bad. (from UC Berkeley website called “Understanding Science”) ! Science can not prove a moral right or wrong ! If Science is your god, then it can not guide your decisions and you are left with being able to decide for yourself what is right and wrong. You can do what is right in your own eyes. ! This leads to a moral degradation of society
  18. 18. ! 1962 Supreme Court removed prayer from public schools ! Over time all public schools teach evolution ! Public schools have effectively endorsed agnostic rationalism as the established civil religion, with naturalistic evolution as the creator
  19. 19. Since prayer has been removed Government Records show the top 7 leading problems in our schools ranked in order from first to seventh, 1940 and 1990. Notice the differences in type and seriousness. ! 1940 1990 ! 1. Talking out of turn 1. Drug abuse ! 2. Chewing Gum 2. Alcohol abuse ! 3. Making noise 3. Pregnancy ! 4. Running in the Halls 4. Suicide ! 5. Cutting in Line 5. Rape ! 6. Dress-code violations 6. Robbery ! 7. Littering 7. Assault
  20. 20. ! Criminal arrests of teens up 150% ! Violent crime up 350% ! Teen suicide rates (15-19) up 450% ! Teen pregnancy rates up (153% over the 15 years following 1963) ! Teen pregnancy of girls 10-14 up 553% ! Illegal drug use up 6000% ! Divorce rates up 350% ! 53 million babies have been killed since 1973
  21. 21. Its worth fighting for ! Uncertain if prayer in public schools will ever be re-established, but having intelligent design taught in schools is an attainable goal. ! If children are taught that there could be an intelligent designer of life, an all powerful creator: – They may believe they are accountable for their actions – More open to receive Jesus if they already have a belief in an intelligent designer / creator deity
  22. 22. Why is evolution considered a fact?
  23. 23. Two false interpretations of Gods design of living things
  24. 24. Evolution: similarities between organisms prove a they came from a common ancestor ! Its a fact that anatomic and molecular structures are very similar. So are DNA sequences. ! Why would a creator re-invent the wheel for each new type of transportation vehicle. ! What are observing is common design from a single Creator.
  25. 25. Evolution: Adaptation of a species is observable. With mutations and enough time, one species can evolve into a new species.
  26. 26. ! We know that natural selection allows a species to adapt (change) so they are better suited to survive in a particular environment. ! Thats a fact. God created variation within the DNA code that can be differentially expressed through sexual reproduction. (think positive and recessive traits) ! Adaptation is necessary for the survival of a species in ever changing and often hostile environments on plant earth ! But the proposed mechanism for creating brand new DNA code (new genes) has never been proven and this process has never been observed in nature
  27. 27. Evolution is true because scientist say it is true ! Science is altruistic. It is pure and blameless. It only goes where the facts lead it. ! Scientists are incredibly smart. Way smarter than I am and therefore I have no right to challenge what they say is true. ! Wrong! ! Science is so often biased, agenda driven, politically motivated and influenced and perverted by money.
  28. 28. Evolution is a fact because scientists, and those who want to be taken seriously by scientists, HAVE TO BELIEVE IT. ! There is no choice. Believe it and promote it or lose your job and credibility. ! “Science is a philosophy of discovery, intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.” ! But the truth is: “Most scientists believe in evolution not because of the evidence, but because most scientists believe it.” ! Some scientist really believe it and think they understand it all, but they don't know (and often don't care to know) all the details.
  29. 29. ! Professor James M. Tour is one of the ten most cited chemists in the world. ! Let me tell you what goes on in the back rooms of science – with National Academy members, with Nobel Prize winners. I have sat with them, and when I get them alone, not in public – because it’s a scary thing, if you say what I just said – I say, “Do you understand all of this, where all of this came from, and how this happens?” Every time that I have sat with people who are synthetic chemists, who understand this, they go “Uh-uh. Nope.” These people are just so far off, on how to believe this stuff came together. I’ve sat with National Academy members, with Nobel Prize winners. Sometimes I will say, “Do you understand this?”And if they’re afraid to say “Yes,” they say nothing. They just stare at me, because they can’t sincerely do it. ! I was in Israel not too long ago, talking with a bio-engineer, and [he was] describing to me the ear, and he was studying the different changes in the modulus of the ear, and I said, “How does this come about?” And he says, “Oh, Jim, you know, we all believe in evolution, but we have no idea how it happened.”
  30. 30. Mans sin nature wants evolution to be true ! Whether consciously or subconsciously, mankind needs evolution to be true to continue to pursue the desires of the flesh without the notion of being held accountable to God. ! I believe that there is a mixture of deception from the enemy, as well as a willful choosing to be ignorant to the facts, that results in unwavering adherence to evolution.
  31. 31. Why evolution is Not a fact ! Origin of Life
  32. 32. Origin of life ! The simplest forms of life are still incredibly complex ! There is NO scientific explanation of how the first cells came into existence through natural processes. NONE. ! Either it just happened on its own, life came from another place, or life was created. ! Intellectuals go on and on studying and furthering the theory of evolution without having any idea how it all started – and most don't even care. They just believe it by faith.
  33. 33. Information, Information, Information ! DNA is a code – it is instructions for building molecular machines
  34. 34. Kinesin protein
  35. 35. Information is independent from the physical medium in which it is recorded ! Ink and paper (book) is the media. The message comes from the author. ! DNA is the media, the information imbedded in DNA sequences came from... ! Scientists say the earliest cells had DNA. ! So it is a chicken and egg question with an obvious answer. ! You don't put ink on paper to make a cohesive book without first having a preconceived message or idea
  36. 36. The problem with getting new information ! Human DNA is made up of 3 Billion base pairs (individual letters in the code) ! These 3 billion “letters” are arranged in a specific order – they write the code for all the proteins to make a human ! Some of the most simple cells have only 4 million “letters” in their DNA
  37. 37. Where it all falls apart Evolution says that the mechanism by which new DNA codes are made (which make new, complex, highly functional proteins) is random mutations in the DNA sequence ! Random mutations = Random errors ! This is completely illogical and mathematically improbable. Its logically and mathematically indefensible. ! Odds of a single ribosome gene assembling by chance is 4*300 ! A number so large it could not possibly happen by chance in the 13 billion year history of the universe.
  38. 38. Evolution of Instincts
  39. 39. The way I see it... ! The more we use science to discover and explain the world around us, the greater understanding we have of the wonderfully divine craftsmanship of our magnificent Creator God.

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