Atheist Dr. Michael Zimmerman promotes that churches hold an “Evolution Sunday” on the second Sunday in February each year to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday. A movement has grown to counter Zimmerman’s promotions called “Creation Sunday”.
Sunday, February 12th, 2012 I spoke at my church – Sonlight Fellowship Wesleyan Church in South Bend, Indiana as part of our celebration of “Creation Sunday”. I spoke about what the Bible has to say about creation, what about evolution, and why this is important. Here are the notes from my talk:
CREATION SUNDAY – February 12, 2012
DAY 1 – Earth, Space, Time & Light
Day 2 – Atmosphere
Day 3 – Dry land & plants
Day 4 – Sun, Moon & stars
Day 5 – Sea & Flying creatures
Day 6 – land animals & man
EXODUS 20:11 – “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth” (NIV)
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE WORLD?
- The Bible claims that at the beginning of time God created the heavens and the earth in six days.
- The Hebrew word for day is “YOM”, when combined with the phrase “evening, then morning” always means a literal 24-hour day.
- He created the water and land of the earth BEFORE the sun, moon, and stars (no Big Bang).
- Birds were created BEFORE land animals (not the order of evolution).
- Every animal and human were vegetarian (Gen. 1:29-30) because there was no death yet (Romans 5:12).
- The original design did not include death / disease / suffering. That was not God’s intention for us. Human rebellion against God induced the cursed world we now live in, a shadow of the original creation.
WHAT ABOUT EVOLUTION?
- Evolution is historical science, NOT observational science. No theory of origins can ever be proven.
- Evolution requires two unverifiable things: millions of years AND the fossil record. Both are interpretations, not fact.
- The Bible’s interpretation: thousands of years AND global flood.
Darwin, in his own words: “if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking closely together all the species of the same group, must assuredly have existed… evidence of their former existence could be found only amongst fossil remains.”
National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2008):
“In science, explanations must be based on naturally occurring phenomena. Natural causes are, in principle, reproducible and therefore can be checked independently by others. If explanations are based on purported forces that are outside of nature, scientists have no way of either confirming or disproving those explanations.”
DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU CREATION IS PROVEN WRONG BY SCIENCE!
- Science is not possible in an evolutionary, unguided, unintelligent universe.
- To do science you must rely on unchanging, absolute laws of physics, logic, and uniformity of nature! These laws can only exist in a Biblical worldview.
- A natural-only explanation of the world can NEVER disprove a supernatural explanation.
W H Y I S T H I S I M P O R T A N T ?
Evolution makes God the designer of suffering, destroys the need for a savior, leads to racism, makes a liar of Jesus and Moses, is based on limited assumptions (Historical) vs. modern day observances (Observational), and destroys the laws of science.
There is no good news without a proper understanding of the bad news!
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