Why I Don't Believe in Evoloution

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Why I Don't Believe in Evoloution

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

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