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Relationship With Jesus
The Key To Effective Ministry

Section 10, Chapter 10

Why Genesis & Evolution
Are Not Compatible

Page 1 of Pages 2, 3, 4
Study Questions

INTRODUCTION

Hebrews Chapter 11 and verse 3 states, "By faith we understand that the ages were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible." The Bible teaches us that what is taught in the first three Chapters of the Book of Genesis must be taken literally and must be accepted by faith. God does not ask us to accept this by faith, though, without proof or verification. He gave us absolute proof that what Moses recorded in the first three Chapters of Genesis is absolutely historically true. What is this absolute proof? His bringing Jesus Christ back from the dead Physical Alive!

When Jesus was asked what His proof to His claims were: that He was the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, that what Moses recorded was absolutely true truth, that He was God in the flesh and that through Him and Him alone could we be saved and go to Heaven, He said to his inquirers in response:

". . . no sign shall be given to it [our generation] but the sign of Jonah the prophet; for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the large-fish, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." (Matt 12:39-40)

Jesus, in this passage, tells us that His Physical Resurrection from the dead is all the proof we need. Why? It proves, first, that there is life after death, a Heaven and a Hell. How do we know? Because Jesus came back from the dead to prove to us that it is true. Second, it proves that Jesus is God in the flesh, our Creator who holds the keys to Heaven or Hell. How do we know? Because He proved it by recreating His own human body Physically Alive! from the dead, thus proving that He is the Lord, Creator and sustainer of life. Note here also that He created life instantaneously, not over billions of years of time through the chance collision of molecules. Third, His Physical Resurrection from the dead proves that all that He said and all that Moses wrote is absolutely true truth and therefore that the book of Genesis is true truth. How do we know? Because He came back Physically from the dead to prove to us it is true.

It is impossible for scientists to prove or demonstrate how the universe was created and came into existence through scientific investigation. This is because these are historical events man is not able to observe or reproduce in a laboratory. This is why God revealed it to us supernaturally and had Moses record it in the book of Genesis. It is also why God became a man Himself, to prove through His humanity, death and resurrection that we could without fear or wavering believe what He had his servant Moses record about Creation as being true. Jesusí Physical Resurrection is the only proof we have and can have to prove that what the book of Genesis tells us is absolutely true. In the day of judgment, Jesus tells us that His Physical Resurrection is all the proof and evidence that will be presented to us. He will not give us any other sign or evidence.

If this is true, then why do men spend their lives trying to prove it is false and support what even the true facts of science show us is not true: Naturalistic Evolution? They teach, support and close their hearts to the Bible and any evidence of science supporting Creation because to acknowledge it requires them to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord. It is a Lordship issue, not a scientific issue. Because they do not want Jesus to reign over them as Lord, therefore they must come up with a naturalistic explanation of how the known universe and man came into existence which is also why they ignore evidence to the contrary though it stares them in the face.

By doing so they can justify what they do with science and man. If the universe came into being through naturalistic processes and life through chance formation of atoms and molecules, then there are no moral absolutes by which man is accountable to, there is no right or wrong. If this is true then science may do what they want with science.

What are the fruits and consequences of this kind of philosophy and thinking? If man is not created by God and in His image, the explanation of manís existence is no more than the explanation of the existence of a rock and therefore man has no more importance or value than a rock. Not only that, but he is no more important than a plant or an animal or a machine. The end result is that manís value as man as taught by the Bible, which is that he was created in God's image and therefore of highest value and of first importance over all of the rest of creation, disappears. This then means that making the life of a rat more important than the livelihood of a farmer, or the life of a whale more important than the life of a baby in the fetus is neither right nor wrong. This is why today we cannot bring restraint against Abortion and euthanasia because we have done away with that which made human life of greatest value, the teaching of Genesis, and as a result have no restraint against anything which man chooses to do for his own convenience. This is what happens to man when we do not subject ourselves to Godís revelation in the Book of Genesis: manís value as man becomes no more valuable than the rock in your garden that you toss away. This is why taking the book of Genesis literally is not an option. Any other view leads to the devaluing of man and his eventual total destruction by man.

Again when we say there is no alternative but to take Genesis literally, we do not mean this as a philosophical or theological convenience so we will have a higher value of ourselves. There is no alternative because Jesus gave us absolute proof that what Moses taught in the book of Genesis is absolutely true when He came back Physically Alive! from the dead.

Why the teachings of Genesis and Evolution are not compatible: Genesis teaches that Jesus created the known universe instantly in six literal twenty-four hour solar days. Evolution teaches that all that exists came into being through the chance collision of atoms and molecules over billions of years of time. Genesis teaches that Jesusí creation of the Universe is complete. Evolution teaches that the evolution of life is a continuous ongoing process. Genesis teaches that the oceans existed before dry land existed. Evolution teaches that the dry land existed before the oceans existed. Genesis teaches that Jesus first created life on the dry land and then created the life in the oceans. Evolution teaches that life started in the ocean and eventually evolved onto the dry land. Genesis teaches that plant life was created by Jesus first. Evolution teaches that marine life evolved first. Genesis teaches that Jesus first created the earth and that the sun and the universe were created later. Evolution teaches that the sun existed first and that the earth evolved later. Genesis teaches that fruit trees were created before the fish. Evolution teaches that fish evolved before fruit trees. Genesis teaches that Jesus created the fish and the birds at the same time. Evolution teaches that fish evolved millions of years before bird life evolved. Genesis teaches that Jesus created birds before insects. Evolution teaches that insects evolved before birds. Genesis teaches that Jesus created whales before reptiles. Evolution teaches that reptiles evolved before whales. Genesis teaches that Jesus created birds before reptiles. Evolution teaches that reptiles evolved before birds. Genesis teaches that Jesus created man before rain. Evolution teaches rain existed before man. Genesis teaches that Jesus created the male before the female. Evolution teaches that the female evolved before male. Genesis teaches that Jesus created light before the Sun. Evolution teaches that the sun evolved before any light. Genesis teaches that Jesus created the plants before the sun. Evolution teaches that the Sun evolved before plant life on earth evolved. Genesis teaches that Jesus created man a spirit soul and body, and his body instantly from the dust of the ground. Evolution teaches that man evolved from monkeys without a spirit or a soul. Genesis teaches that Jesus created all life after its kind meaning they are fixed within their species, they cannot cross over and do not cross over to other kinds of animal life. Evolution teaches that all life evolved from the simplest cell life. Genesis teaches that Jesus created man in His image and according to His likeness which means that man was created with the moral righteousness of God ruling over man through his spirit. It also means that Jesus gave man dominion over all the earth to rule over all of life. Evolution teaches that most life forms were extinct before man evolved as man. Evolution also teaches the survival of the fittest. Genesis teaches that man is superior to all other life forms. Genesis teaches that before the flood Jesus instructed man to eat plant life only. It was only after the flood that Jesus also instructed man to eat animal flesh as well. Evolution teaches that man started off as a meat eater. Finally, Genesis teaches that when Jesus created man and all other life forms on the earth it was that they were to live forever, that there was no death; that death came into the world as a result of manís sin, not part of Jesusí intended plan of Creation. Evolution teaches that death existed long before man existed, that death has always been a part of animal and plant life.

Because of the flood of the so called facts of evolution in the various sciences and disciplines, this has led to an over sensitivity among Evangelical scholars who have sought to try and harmonize the teaching of Genesis with Evolution. This attempt of harmonization of Scripture with Evolution has led to many different theories about Creation. The most popular theory is the Old Earth-Young Adam theory. They teach the earth is old with its fossil evidence but that the evolution of man is a recent historical event. They teach that the human fossils that are dated earlier than the Neolithic (the New Stone age, starting at about 10,000 y.a.) represent "pre-Adamites" who may or may not have been human in the biblical sense of the term.375/234

No matter what theory of creation one has, if it is not based on Genesis as it stands and at face value, crumbles and falls to the ground in the light of the total context of Scripture. Problems which arise are the following: the Bible teaches that before Adam and Eve sinned there was no death in the world, that death came about as a result of Adam and Eveís sin and rebellion against God. Paul the Apostle wrote, "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin" (Rom 5:12). The Old Earth-Young Adam theory teaches that death was a natural part of nature before Adam came into being and continued after Adam. This teaching also contradicts the Bibleís teaching that Eve is the mother of all living humans.

It was because of Adam and Eveís sin, that introduced death into the world, that God told them that through the seed of the woman, the virgin birth since the seed always comes from man, He would send Jesus Christ to die for manís sin so that the enemy, death, would be abolished. The Apostle Paul wrote, "For the wages of sin is death" (Rom 6:23), "But now. . . by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel" (2 Tim 1:10). The whole purpose of Jesusí coming, death and resurrection were for the purpose of nullifying sinís effect of death over man and creation, to reverse the process and bring creation back to its original place of immortality. This is absolutely incompatible with the teaching of Evolution which teaches that death has always been a part of nature, that death is normal. The Bible teaches that death is not normal and thus why God sent Jesus to reverse sinís effect on the world. Concerning this Paul wrote,

"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this corruptible will have put on the incorruptible, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, 'Death is swallowed up in victory. "'O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?' The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Cor 15:52-57)

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