Evolution вЂ“ a Theory in Crisis Part 3 of 3 The Biblical Creation Alternative and Its Implications Also available: Part 1 of 3 вЂ“ The Scientific Bankruptcy of Darwinian Evolution Part 2 of 3 вЂ“ The Philosophical Bankruptcy of Darwinian Evolution They changedвЂ¦ Lord George Lyttelton Gilbert West Frank Morrison C.S. Lewis Josh McDowell John Montgomery Malcolm Muggeridge Sir William Ramsay Lee Strobel Anthony Flew The stakes are high If FALSE: nothing matters. If TRUE: nothing else matters. Spot the contradiction вЂњThere is no such thing as absolute truth.вЂќ What is faith? вЂњA brainwasherвЂ¦a state of mind that leads people to believe somethingвЂ¦in the total absence of supporting evidenceвЂ¦a kind of mental illnessвЂќ and вЂњone of the worldвЂ™s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate.вЂќ - Richard Dawkins The blind faith of atheism Universe from nothing by chance Odds: 0 Proof: none Life by chance Odds: 0 Proof: none вЂњSince the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.вЂќ Romans 1:20 1. Passes the Transcriptional test вЂў No. of Greek copies вЂ“ 5,686 вЂў Time-gap вЂ“ less than 50 years вЂў Accuracy - over 99% вЂњThe scrolls have shown that our traditional Bible has been amazingly accurately preserved for over 2,000 years.вЂќ - Eugene Ulrich 2. Passes the Historical test Sir. William Ramsay: вЂњLuke is a historian of first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthyвЂ¦this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians.вЂќ 3. Passes the Consistency test вЂў Breadth of subject matter вЂў 1,600 year time period вЂў 40 varied authors 4. Passes the Archaeological test William F Albright: вЂњThere can be no doubt that archaeology has confirmed the substantial historicity of Old Testament tradition.вЂќ 5. Passes the Contemporary Literature test Paul Maier: вЂ�вЂ�Many facts from antiquity rest on just one ancient source, while two or three sources in agreement generally render the fact unimpeachable.вЂ™вЂ™ 6. Passes the Predictive Accuracy test Prof. Peter Stoner: вЂ�вЂ�We find the chance that any man might have lived to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 1017вЂ¦that would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.вЂ™вЂ™ 7. Passes the Medical Accuracy test вЂў Life in the blood (Lev 17:11) вЂў Quarantine (Lev 13:46) 8. Passes the Scientific Accuracy test вЂў The Universe had a beginning (Gen 1:1) вЂў Innumerable stars (Gen 22:17) вЂў Earth suspended in space (Job 26:7) вЂў Water cycle (Ecc 1:7) вЂў Earth round (Isa 40:22) Jesus Christ confirmed: вЂў Adam & Eve (Matt 19:4-5) вЂў Noah & the ark (Luke 17:27) вЂў Jonah & the whale (Matt 12:40) вЂў Sodom & Gomorrah (Luke 17:29) Irreconcilable Systems Darwinian evolution Biblical Creation Man from apes Man from dust Reptiles before birds Birds before reptiles Life from chemicals Life from God Blind chance Intelligent design What is the Best Explanation? 1. Origin of the Universe Evolution вЂњthe most reasonable belief is that we came from nothing, by nothing & for nothing.вЂќ Creation вЂњIn the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.вЂќ (Gen 1:1) What is the Best Explanation? 2. Origin of a Life-friendly Planet Evolution Luck A Life Sustaining Planet? 1 chance in 10129 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000 What is the Best Explanation? 2. Origin of a Life-friendly Planet Evolution Creation Luck вЂњGod formed it to be inhabited вЂќ (Isaiah 45:18) What is the Best Explanation? 3. Origin of Life Evolution Creation Life came from nonliving chemicals by accident. Life came from the вЂ�living GodвЂ™ by intelligent design вЂ�AbiogenesisвЂ™ вЂ�BiogenesisвЂ™ What is the Best Explanation? 4. Origin of the Genetic Digital Code (DNA) Evolution Creation DNA organised itself. DNA was intelligently designed What is the Best Explanation? 5. Origin of Consciousness Evolution Creation вЂњMind is a function of matter.вЂќ Man is body and spirit. вЂ�MonismвЂ™ вЂ�DualismвЂ™ Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) вЂњNothing in biology makes sense without evolution.вЂќ The Reality вЂњNothing at all makes sense without creation.вЂќ What is the Best Explanation? 6. Origin of Morality Evolution Creation The lice picking habits of apes God imprinted the demands of His law on human minds (Romans 2:15) The Bible says: вЂњThere is no difference for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of GodвЂќ (Rom 3:22-23) вЂњFor Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to GodвЂќ (1 Pet 3:18) вЂњFor by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not by works, lest any man should boastвЂќ (Eph 2:8) The stakes are high If FALSE: nothing matters. If TRUE: nothing else matters.