Studies in Evolution — No. 4

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            How did man and his universe originate? By creation or evolution? These are really the only two causes that have been seriously suggested or that seem to be conceivable to the minds of men. As previously documented in this series of articles, the evolutionary explanation of man’s origin rules out God and consequently, the accounts in the Bible that reveal God as the Creator. In earlier articles, we have considered some of the mass of evidence that leads us to conclude that the Bible cannot be explained except as the revelation of God. We do not hesitate to accept it as the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of the True and living God who, because of His infinite attributes, cannot lie (Heb. 6:18). Since the Bible is the Word of God, it cannot teach that which is not true (Tit. 1:1–3; 2 Tim. 3:16–17, etc.). Consequently, we accept what the Bible teaches on every subject, including the origin of the universe and of man. Moreover, there is no scientific fact that must be denied for one to hold this position.

            With this brief background, let us notice some of the statements in the Bible that teach that God created man and his world:

 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen. 1:1).

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Gen. 1:26–27).

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. (John 1:1–3).

…for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him; (Col. 1:16).

For Adam was first formed, then Eve; (1 Tim. 2:13)

            Such is a part of the Biblical evidence of creation. The issue is plain: a choice must be made between creation and evolution, between Bible teaching or unproven scientific theories that rob man of his divine origin, his purpose for living and his eternal soul.

[Note: I wrote this article for, and it was published in the “Bible Thoughts” Column for the Hood County News, Granbury, Texas, June 4, 1978.]

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