God created the world in 6 days of 24 hours each about 6000 years ago. Evolution says it took Billions of years and happened by chance.
Consider the following:
There is the ‘Big Bang Theory’ which postulates that mysteriously without any supernatural intervention, there was a mighty explosion which caused the formation of all that is around us. As to life, this was mysteriously generated out of non-life matter and from a most simple cell, gradually over untold billions of years, the different plants, animals and eventually man evolved.
This is not a new theory but goes back to the time of Babylon. But it was Charles Darwin who recorded this Theory of Evolution in the 1850’s when it was reckoned that the earth should be between 25 and 100 million years old. As they found more problems in the Theory the age of the earth lengthened to 1600 million years by 1930, to 3 ½ billion by 1940’s and now to some 5-5 ½ billion years. All these years would then supposedly make room for the mysterious developments of the different species and explain the many things which otherwise they feel could not be explained. Darwin himself admitted that this was ‘the Devil’s Gospel’. And it is none other but this.
There is no proof whatsoever of these vast ages and they are mere calculations to allow for problems that cropped up in the Theory as it was developed over a time.
The Evolution Theory does not allow for any Divine intervention whatsoever and therefore removes God from the scene. This therefore does away with the Fall and Sin of Man, and therefore the need of Redemption. Christ becomes just another person whose death was entirely senseless and the Theory makes Heaven and Hell purely myths of the long ago past.
Take away the long age of the earth and the Evolution Theory falls flat on its face.
Incidentally there’s not just one ‘missing link’ but over 30,000 of them and the Evolutionists have yet, with all their extensive research, to be able to find one missing link. Is that not amazing? Is it not amazing, if man was the last creature to develop, that the missing link between man and the ape is so mysteriously gone? Surely the most recent link should be the most plentiful and most easy to obtain?
How could non-life create life? Let us go to the simplest single bacterial cell that can exist on its own, and it therefore has the least amount of DNA (which are the foundation stones of life). We find that this simple cell can do 6000 chemical reactions over 1 000 000 (1 million) times in a single second. That surely is extreme complexity. One human cell stores enough information to fill 30 volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica, 4 times over. (So says Pieter Pelser of Stellenbosch in his Book ‘Evolusie en die Bybel’). Surely this speaks of a Super Intelligent Being and not of mere random chance.
The likelihood that Evolution could have taken place to leave us with the complexity we see around us, is being described by various Scientists as the same likelihood of a whirlwind blowing through a Scrap Metal Yard and leaving behind a full assembled Boeing 747.
But as to the age of the earth we give a few arguments:
1). The gas pressures in oil wells would not have been possible if the earth was more than 100,000 years old, because that pressure would have escaped completely through the sedimentary rock over a longer period.
2). The earth’s magnetic field was measured for the first time accurately in 1835 and regularly since then, noting that it continues to deteriorate. Without going into too much detail, we can say that it is measured at 0.6 now and was about 1.8 at the time of Christ, 6 at the time of the Flood which was about 2350 BC and about 12 at the time of Creation 4000 BC. If we calculate back to 8000 BC the field would have been the equivalent of about 100, the earth a magnetic star and your body would have been ripped apart. The magnetic field is one of the powerful arguments that the earth is young. At a magnetic field of 12 man could not only live very comfortably but with longevity as well as therefore much health and strength.
3). We can measure the heat of the earth and we know that is loses heat all the time and that the sunlight is not enough to keep its temperature stable. There is a nett heat loss and we know that within 40 million years, the heat loss at this rate would make the earth completely ice-cold without any heat from within.
4). We know that our moon is still warm and that it is cooling down much faster than the earth. If it was so old it should have been ice-cold way below freezing point long, long ago.
5). On the moon certain radioactive isotopes were found by our astronauts and they were still active. They could only have a maximum life of 750 000 years which tells us that the moon could never have been older that that.
6). The moon moves away from the earth at the rate of 4 cm per year and if we want to bring this in reverse, then within the space of 1.2 billion years the moon would touch the earth. Now that is completely impossible. The closer it comes to the earth it would break up and if it comes much closer than what it is at present, say reducing its distance of 240,000 miles away from the earth to 50,000 miles, then it could still stay in orbit but massive tides would flood the earth completely from one side to the other and surely this must tell us that the moon cannot come much nearer to the earth than what it is at present and it could never have been much nearer to the earth. The point is that these arguments do away completely with the argument of billions or even hundreds of thousands of years.
7). If the moon were as old as millions or billions of years, there should be a very deep layer of dust on the moon. This is known as cosmic dust and there were Scientists who believed that there would be a layer of dust between 50 –180 feet but when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, that layer was simply not there but only a few thousand years worth of dust.
8). The rate at which the rivers carry the sediment into the ocean has been measured quite accurately and the amount which they have deposited into the ocean has also been calculated and show that this does not account for more than about 5000 years, therefore more or less from the time of the Flood.
We can go on and on for there are over 100 geo-chronometers that show us that the earth is very young and many of them pinning down that age to no longer than the Biblical account of 4000 BC
“LET GOD BE TRUE,
BUT EVERY MAN A LIAR” Romans 3:4
Next month we will, God willing, consider the implications of this further.