An Cistin, Conradh na Gaeilge, Thomas Street, Limerick
Saturday 28 October at 7.30 pm.
Problems with Evolution
There are only two theories about the origin of the universe. One is the revelation of God—He has told us that He has created, and He has told us how He has created. The other is the speculation of man—man believes that he can explain the origin of the universe without God. This is the folly, and the arrogance, of unbelief.
Evolution is the most popular theory concerning origins. In most places of academia, evolution is accepted as “scientific fact.” However, there are serious problems with the theory of evolution as popularized by Darwin.
First, the scientific method cannot explain the past because science is the investigation of the present. To be unbelieving scientist, the obvious question is, “Were you there?” Were you there when life began on this planet? Did you witness the first life form? Did you witness the development of life—the fiction of reptiles to birds, or hominids to humans? Scientists can dig up fossils, but they must interpret what they find.
Second, scientists presuppose uniformitarianism, that is, that everything continues at a constant rate. This is merely a presupposition, for it cannot be proved.
Third, the evolution of life lacks a demonstrable mechanism. For a reptile to develop into a bird, for example, requires the addition of a large amount of genetic information and the basic physical restructuring of the animal. How could such a change happen? What mechanism exists to explain such an alleged development? Which scientist has ever observed such a thing, or demonstrated that it happened?
Evolution is impossible.
The most serious objection to evolution is its explanation of death. Death is not inherent in the creation. Death is the judgment of God on man’s sin. Therefore, there can be no death before sin. Evolution posits a slow, painful and death-filled process that lasted millions of years before man appeared on the stage of history. For the evolutionist, death is as natural as life. Yet the Bible calls death "the last enemy" (I Corinthians 15:26). “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12).
Only Christianity explains our origins: we are creatures of God, who have fallen into sin and death. Therefore, only Christianity provides the answer to death—salvation in Jesus Christ, the Saviour who has risen from the dead.
Believe in that Creator and Saviour Jesus Christ!