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Can the Bible Stand the Test - Part 2 - Darwin vs. The Bible

So What? / Lon Solomon
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May 22, 2021 7:00 am

Can the Bible Stand the Test - Part 2 - Darwin vs. The Bible

So What? / Lon Solomon

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Well good evening good evening hey, I don't know if you ever had this happen to you, but you never been like walking along or something. And all of a sudden, like the most unbelievably overwhelming thought, hit your me to hit you so hard that you, just ended up standing back and going. Wow, that's awesome. You have one of those well I had one back in 1965. I have a couple soon but I have one back in 1965, 1965 I was a 16-year-old Jewish high school student and I'll save you the trouble that makes me 54 today and I was I minimum I wanted to be a scientist and I had the opportunity to go to a six week summer science program run by the National Science Foundation at Virginia Tech and so we were there and in the afternoons.

We worked on individual research projects with professors and in the morning we all studied the subject and it just so happened that that summer the subject. We all studied was enzyme. Now I know a lot about enzymes after studying them for six weeks and here's what I learned a little bit of it. Enzymes are small protein molecules inside of your body that run around helping chemical reactions go faster is they will how important are these enzymes whether pretty important.

I mean you member that hamburger you had last Thursday you would be trying tonight you'd still be trying to digest it, everyone for enzymes in your body friends without enzymes were not only could we not digest food. We could not walk.

We couldn't breathe. We couldn't talk we couldn't see every chemical reaction in your body is made possible by these enzymes and there are thousands of them. And the interesting thing about them is that they are code specific to what we mean by that is that every enzyme is coded to do only one job and if that enzymes missing every other enzyme in your body to pick up for you know what they say. Well George enzyme in here today. So what is going to do his job. No, no, no, it doesn't work that way you know if George is missing.

Nobody picks up and does his job.

I mean enzymes have a union contract against their will and say it and nobody does anybody else's work and there are some awful sick people in our world today were missing one enzyme out of thousands. There are some dead people in our world today who didn't have one enzyme out of thousands and it's an amazing system that God has set up in your body and my body. Now I remember learning all of this and one day walking across the campus at noontime back to my dorm for lunch and I remember was a bright sunny day and I walked up to the steps of my dorm and I stood there and I remember saying out loud. There has God to be a God. There is got to be a God the friends I never read the Bible in my life I've never been to church in my life I never had anybody tell me about this God it in my life would convince me that there had to be a God was not that I'd read the Bible are going to church or heard a sermon or listen to Billy Graham or anything like that. As a scientist, I became convinced there was a God simply by looking at the incredible complexity of human life. Looking at the incredible complexity of the human body and saying from a mathematical scientific point of view of God, to be honest, what they taught me in biology class about all of this happening by chance jaws doesn't make sense.

There is no way all of this could happen by chance. There has got to be a God not you brought a Bible.

Once you open it together with me to Genesis chapter 1 guess what page that's on page 1. That's right. Okay, that's easy and let's look and see what God has to say in the Bible about how all of this stuff all of his living stuff on earth, how to get here. What is the Bible take what is the Bible's explanation on how we got near it's not that we got here through evolution or mutation or natural selection or random chance or any of those other processes, but rather than an Almighty life possessing life-giving creator God directly and personally created all of the lifeforms we see on this planet and that that same God personally and and and directly created the human race as we see it today. Now that being the case, I'd say we have a fairly significant difference of opinion between evolutionary theory in the Bible so so let's find out what's the evidence look like is that what you want because I got like someone about questions like I did last week.

I will ask him why is my first what about the fossil record.

I mean, what about all of these animals aren't already here anymore that we see in the fossil record what you're right, there's a whole bunch animals on around anymore woolly mammoth, sabertooth tigers, all of our friends in Jurassic Park. They're not here anymore. But you see friends. That's not the issue that is not at all germane to the discussion. The real issue is, can we find any evidence of transitional animals in the fossil record meaning, can we find any animals that were somewhere in between birds and reptiles.

Can we find any animals that were somewhere in between amphibians and fish whole or in between monkeys and man can we find any of these things because if Darwin is right there had been these kinds of animals there had to be animals that were have something and have something else. They had to exist or otherwise. There is no way the transition between the species could happen so what's the evidence. Well, Dr. Luther D. Sutherland wrote a book called Darwin's enigma. He went to the five greatest fossil museums in the world looking for these transitional forms, and here's what he said and I quote he said none of the museum officials from these five greatest fossil museums could offer a single example of a transitional series of fossilized organisms that would document a transformation of even one different type of animal to another say what he say what he said is he went looking for one of these transitional creatures and couldn't find even one in the entire fossil record now. Also, Dr. Colin Patterson was the senior paleontologist of the British Museum and an evolutionist is not a believer but he is what he says and I quote he says no one has ever produced a species by the mechanisms of evolution or natural selection. What Darwin says was the way it happened.

No one has ever gotten near it's will wait a minute I read this article a couple years ago about this dinosaur that was a bird remember them that that creature that was like half dinosaur half burden everything.

Oh I sure do. Now let me show you a picture of. Here is his name is RTO raptor or whoever that's a scientific name anyway. You know that it let me tell you what Nancy Pierce seen an article called the missing link that wasn't at about this character, and I quote when National Geographic published the first pictures of a fossil creature that look like a bird dinosaur.

It was hailed as a stunning coup for Darwinian evolution. National Geographic convened a press conference in October 1999 heralding the fossil as a crucial missing link between dinosaurs and birds. The first truly transitional creature ever substantiated by the fossil record not stop there for a minute you hear what they're saying.

National Geographic is saying that there never has been a transitional creature found before this one. There admitting this is the very first one ever discover okay now it turns out, Nancy goes on to write that the dinosaur tale was attached by a local Chinese farmer to a bird fossil.

Chinese farmers have grown adept at gluing fossils together in ways that increase their black-market value, which is what happened in this case. That's why Jeff Hecht of new scientist magazine said this missing link was forged by glue, not evolution. In fact, the Smithsonian Institution, Mr. store, Olson was a lot tougher. He said and I quote National Geographic has reached an all time low for engaging in sensationalistic unsubstantiated tabloid journalism outreach. Nancy went on to write in the months that the fake Dino bird was proudly on display at National Geographic's explore all right here in Washington DC, some 9 million schoolchildren filed by to see leaving with their imaginations filled with images of feathered dinosaurs that never existed. This is a disgrace and a powerful reminder that scientists often see what they want to see, especially when it supports a theory like evolution that they cherish." In fact, Dr. Philip Johnson of Berkeley University said in the Wall Street Journal, and I quote when our leading scientists have to resort to the sort of distortion that would land a stock promoter in jail. You know they are in trouble." The friends did not. Dr. Michael Denton wrote a book called evolution of theory in crisis.

This man is an agnostic is not a believer is a molecular biologist. Here's what he said. He said, evolution by natural selection would be established today beyond any reasonable doubt. Stop there second, there would he say he saying there is a way that we could prove to every body in the universe that evolution.

The way Darwin described it is right well how is that will listen. Dr. Denton goes on to tell us how we could do that if he said if it had been shown that divisions between species could at least theoretically be crossed even by inventing a really convincing series of hypothetical and fully functional transitional form. So what what did he say what he said was if we could find a single transitional specie anywhere. A single transitional animal anywhere even if we have to make about it. We could make him up and they made sense we could say evolution is prove look what he concludes by saying, however, this has never been achieved."

Friends when we look at the fossil record. The fossil record is devoid of any transitional animals half burden half dinosaur half-and-half anything and you know if Darwin was right over the billions and billions of years of mutations. We are to find the fossil record teaming with these things we are 5000s of these things we have never found one you know that was really bothered by this guy name Charles Darwin. He wrote in his book the origin of species, and I quote if species have descended from other species by insensibly fine gradations. Why do we not everywhere see innumerable transition for. Why is not all nature in confusion with all these transitional forms instead of the species being as we see them so well defined, well Charles, I can answer your question, Charles Wilder, we see any of these things because your theory is wrong. Charles that's why you don't find any of these things it didn't happen the way you said it happened is okay long way to me when what I got another one about before you jump that for me. What about DNA and all that stuff.

I mean, you know, since we discovered DNA.

There's gotta be something in all of his DNA stop that.

That speaks to whether evolution really happened, all there is.

You know, we learned a lot about DNA. Ever since crick and Watson broke the DNA code what we've learned is that the genetic makeup of human life is so complex that it defies all mathematical happening by chance geneticist Miroslav Rodman and Robert Wegner wrote an article in scientific American, entitled the high fidelity of DNA duplication.

Here's what they said and I quote the set of genetic instructions for humans is roughly 3 billion letters long. What they're saying is if you wanted to take letters amino acids and turn them in the letters and then you wanted to use amino acid letters and fell the word human being. It would take you 3 billion amino acids to do it. That's why Dr. George Howell said the chance that a useful DNA molecule would develop without a designer is approximately zero. Well, I'd say that's pretty much zero when you and I love the way Sir Fred Hoyle put it, now for Fred Hoyle. He teaches at Cambridge University in England. He is a professor of astronomy and mathematics. He is not by any stretch of imagination a believer. Here's what he said and I quote to suppose that the first cell originated by chance is like believing that a tornado could sweep through a junkyard filled with airplane parts and form a Boeing 747" that's how impossible it is, in fact, mathematician Dr. L Cohen:: not a follower of Christ.

Dr. Cohen say what I'm saying on, wrote a book entitled, Darwin was wrong. A study on probabilities. He's a mathematician, so he ought to know. Here's what he said in his book at the moment when the DNA RNA system became understood the debate between evolutionists and creationists should have come to a screeching halt.

Mathematically speaking, and he ought to know, based on probability concepts. There is no possibility, may I repeat, there is no possibility that evolution was the mechanism that created the approximately 6 million species of plants and animals that we recognize today."

In fact, you know the God Francis crick I told you one of the two guys that discovered you know DNA that the chain you know the guy won a Nobel Prize for breaking the DNA chain you know the sky okay when he wrote a book entitled life itself, and in this book Dr. crick agrees that there is no chance no chance that life on earth and DNA came from natural selection and evolution. Now he's not interested in God, he will not give God, even the option to do this so he suggests in this book. Life itself that the first living cells were brought here to earth by a spaceship from outside the solar system. I'm not getting you to say this guy won a Nobel Prize. Yeah he say what was he on drugs now or something no he admits as a scientist, there's no way it could happen here.

He doesn't want to let God into the picture.

So he says it's got to be the Klingons. The dividend will all right so that's our choice God or Klingons, but it definitely was not evolution. He said the gang was, it takes faith to believe either one of these models but I got mathematicians telling me it can happen. I got DNA experts telling me it can happen. I've got physicist telling me it can happen. I've got people looking at the fossil record saying without transitional creatures. It can't happen.

You know what when you went to biology in high school and they told you that every body that had their brain screwed and right believed evolution and only a bunch of nuts and idiots even questioned it. I'm telling you something they like you.

They sold you bill good friends when when when you went to college in your professor told you that it was almost established fact that the world life came into being through Darwinian evolution. President tell you the truth we've heard some people here today make some incredible statements and by the way, these people don't teach to read Jerry Falwell's place understand what I'm saying were talking about Cambridge University.

The British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. You know I didn't go get D2 and D3 players here guys. I went and got D1 guys to share with you and what they're saying is this makes no sense doesn't make sense mathematically. It doesn't make sense biochemically doesn't make sense. My probiotic Leah does make sense from a mathematicians point of view and it does make sense in terms of the fossil record. In fact, you know, Charles Darwin himself had serious doubts about this. Listen to what he said origin of the species. He said to suppose that the I with its ability to adjust its focus admit different amounts of light and correct for chromatic aberrations to suppose that it could have been formed by natural selection, seems I freely confess, absurd in the highest. That's Charles Darwin" well let me close by with just a couple of other people.

Some of you read the book Darwin's Black box. It was written by Dr. Michael B he Lehigh University is a biochemist. He's not a creationist and he looked at the cell, the human cell strictly as a biochemist. Here's what he said in his book and I quote life on earth is the product of intelligent activity.

This conclusion of intelligent design flows naturally from the data itself, not from sacred books or sectarian beliefs. The result of investigating the sale is a loud, clear, piercing cry of design. This result is so on ambiguous and so significant that it must be ranked as one of the greatest achievements in the history of science rivaling those of Newton and Einstein. And finally, Sir Fred Hoyle are good mathematician friend and astronomer at Cambridge University. Here's what he said and I quote once we see that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly minuscule as to make it absurd. It becomes sensible to think that the favorable properties of physics on which life depends are deliberate. Somebody did this deliberately.

He says, and that our measure of intelligence must reflect a higher intelligence that's involved in this thing okay what he says is, it might be Klingons or it might be God, but it definitely is not Darwin's evolutionary theory.

There is some intelligent design behind this whole thing and as I said, these are not insignificant scientific mind. So friends, where does that leave us what it leaves a say in this that you know what maybe the Bible's account of how this thing all happened in is not even crazy as you were led to believe.

I mean if I got mathematicians saying it can happen there. I've got biochemist saying it can happen if I got microbiologist saying it can't happen if I got people looking at the fossil record saying it can't happen then you know what I'm going to believe it did. I got physicist saying it can't happen, it violates the second law of thermodynamics. You know what I think, to be honest with you that the stupid people are the ones who believe it did happen when you got all these other people saying it can't happen. It can't now have proof to the Bible's accounts right no cannot prove to you the Bible's accounts right no, but I don't have to prove the Bible's account is right. All I have to prove is that the other account does not make as much sense as everybody thinks, and it really. We got a lot of very credible scientist saying there's got to be a designer behind this. There is got to be intelligent intelligence behind this well they think it's the Klingons and I say it's God but one where the other. This is where it's coming out folks and and and you know what I believe that we have a God who is as great as he says he is in the Bible shoot is it a problem to believe that he could create all the species and and with the way the Bible says not for me fact, I think that makes a lot more sense and believe in all these crazy odds that the evolutionary theory demands. I believe that you have to do with it what you want, but at least I hope nothing else you can walk out here like to say you know what somebody sold me a bill of goods.

This thing is not all sold uptight like everybody led me to believe there's some awful fine scientific mind to say this thing is a stupid theory.

Darwin is set himself had some real problems with his own theory. Let's pray together more. Thanks for talking to us tonight and you know God. Science can be pretty intimidating. Sometimes we get people throwing all the stuff that us about how wrong we are in how stupid we are and how antiquated prehistoric. The Bible is, but I hope tonight that we been able to demonstrate to people. The Bible is not as prehistoric and unscientific as we been led to believe this matter fact the account of the Bible makes a lot more sense than the account of the evolutionary theories what we've heard tonight and so father my prayer tonight is that you might remove an obstacle to perhaps for some people here has had them hung up for years in terms of coming to Christ and remind us that if we really are created in the image of God.

There's a piece of us we will never be able to put in that hole in our heart to we come into relationship with you. So God for people here tonight who never done that. I pray you would really challenge them to think about that really challenge them. Lord, to step out and let you have a part in their life, so that they could reach the pinnacle of everything you created them to be in relationship to you now continue to encourage our faith in the word of God, even next week and thanks Lord I pray you change our life because we were here tonight. We pray these things in Jesus name, amen

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