The idea that God created the world and life is often thought to have been disproved by evolutionary theory. Is there any scientific evidence for creation?
The truth is that the scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports creation. Let me attempt to point out just some of this evidence here.
First, the scientific community is now almost unanimous in affirming that the universe had a beginning. This is usually referred to in scientific terms as “The Big Bang Theory.” Of course, this implies that someone or something brought the universe into existence.
Secondly, the universe bears all the marks of having been “finely tuned” to make life possible. For example, the elementary forces of gravity, electromagnetism, and the atom are precisely what they need to be. The earth’s size, distance from the sun, rotational period, composition, and many other factors are all just right. The chances of there being even one planet where all of these factors converge by accident are very slim indeed.
Thirdly, the evidence is mounting that life on earth simply could not and did not come into existence through natural processes in a primordial “soup.” For example, the experiments to prove that it could have happened are suspect because little progress has been made [in spite of] the ingenious designs on the part of experimenters.
Fourthly, the genetic code of all biological life on earth contains evidence of intelligent design. This is because the genetic code contains information comparable to the information in complex computer programs as well as information in books.
Fifthly, the fossil record continues to be an embarrassment to the Darwinian theory of evolution. The many transitional forms which Darwin predicted would be found simply have not surfaced. This fact has forced evolutionists to modify Darwin’s Theory, often in absurd ways. In short, it is the theory of naturalistic evolution which is in serious trouble scientifically today, while the Biblical teaching of creation never looked better.
from Christian Research Institute, 11-16-04
The fact of Creation appears throughout the Bible. The purpose of the theory of evolution is to destroy belief or faith in God.
To believe that God “directed” evolution over millions of years, is to say that God is not powerful enough to create. To limit God’s power is to destroy your faith in Him.
When God created the universe, did He not create it with age? If you had cut down a tree on Day Two after creation, wouldn’t you have seen multiple rings in the wood? A stone in a river would have looked as though the moving water had made it smooth over “thousands of years”. If you had carbon-dated anything on Day Two after creation, what would the counter have read? Two days? or 80 million years??
Remember that science has a vested interest in maintaining the theory of evolution. Billions of dollars in financing and subsidized research are at stake. They MUST protect their interests. They cannot admit that God did anything. Or they’d lose their jobs.
God is not weak.
It’s important that you believe Him. He says He created the universe. Who will you follow, The Lord God, or the “science” of man?
So You Think Evolution is Biblical?
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. . . . And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. . . . Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation” . . . and it was so.
God made two great lights–the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created man in his own image . . . God saw all that he had made, and it was very good . . .
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
Genesis 1:1-31 – 2:1
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them
. . . Exodus 20:11
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth . . . Let all the earth fear the Lord let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be, he commanded, and it stood firm. Psalms 33:6-9
For you created my inmost being you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139:13-14
Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels . . . Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created. He set them in place for ever and ever he gave a decree that will never pass away. Psalms 148:1-6
This is what God the Lord says–he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness I will take hold of your hand. Isaiah 42:5-6
This is what the Lord says–the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: . . . It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens I marshaled their starry hosts. Isaiah 45:11-12
Listen to me, O Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he I am the first and I am the last. My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens when I summon them, they all stand up together. Isaiah 48:12-13
God made the earth by his power he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses. Jeremiah 10:12-13, 51:15-16
With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it . . . Jeremiah 27:5
Some Pharisees came to to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:3-6
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. . . . he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men . . . . Acts 17:24-26
A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man she must be silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 1 Timothy 2:11-14
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3
But they deliberately forgot that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed . . . . 2 Peter 3:5
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts. Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work . . . Since they show no regard for the works of the Lord and what his hands have done . . . . Psalms 28:3-5
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalms 14:1 53:1
Biblical quotations are from the New International Version,
Copyright 1978, New York International Bible Society.