1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. Psalm 19:1-4
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, Measured heaven with a span And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales And the hills in a balance?…25 “To Whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?” 26 Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one is missing. Isaiah 40:12 & 25-26
12 I have made the earth, and created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded. …18 For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it. Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other. 19 I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in vain’; I, the Lord, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Isaiah 45:12 & 18-19
12 He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion. 13 When He utters His voice, There is a multitude of waters in the heavens: “And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries.” Jeremiah 10:12-13
15 He has made the earth by His power; He has established the world by His wisdom, And stretched out the heaven by His understanding. 16 When He utters His voice—There is a multitude of waters in the heavens: “He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries.” Jeremiah 51:15-16
29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31
4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 To what were it foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7 when the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8 Or who shut in the sea with doors, When it burst forth and issued from the womb; 9 When I made the clouds it garment, And thick darkness it swaddling band; 10 When I fixed My limit for it, And set bars and doors; 11 When I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther, And here your proud waves must stop!’…22 “Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail, 23 Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war? 24 By what way is light diffused, Or the east wind scattered over the earth? 25 Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water Or a path for the thunderbolt, 26 To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one, A wilderness in which there is no man; 27 To satisfy the desolate waste, And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass? 28 Has rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? 29 From whose womb comes the ice? And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth? 30 The waters harden like stone, And the surface of the deep is frozen. 31 “Can you bind the cluster of Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? 32 Can you bring out Constellations in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs? 33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth? 34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, That an abundance of water may cover you? 35 Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, And say to you, ‘Here we are!’? 36 Who has put wisdom in the mind? Or who has given understanding to the heart? 37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven, 38 When the dust hardens in clumps, And the clods cling together? 39 Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40 When they crouch in their dens, Or lurk in their lairs to lie in wait? 41 Who provides food for the raven, When its young ones cry to God, And wander about for lack of food? Job 29:4-11 & 22-41
Creation is a sufficient testimony to God and His great power and glory. Daily we are witnesses to His amazing supremacy and watch care over His creation. When Darwin came up with his theory of evolution, the technical ability to carefully and minutely study life at the cellular level did not exist. Darwin proposed his theory before genetics had been presented by the Augustinian friar Gregor Mendel. Darwin published his book On the Origin of Species in 1859, while Mendel presented his paper On Experiments of Plant Hybridization to the Society for Research in Nature in 1865. By the time Darwin had published his book, very little was known about cellular structure and organelles. Improvements in the compound microscope and specimen preparation during the late 1800’s gave researchers the ability to identify some cell organelles. Up until that point the cell was thought to consist of just cell walls, cytoplasm and a nucleus. Modern advancements in microscopy have allowed more in depth visualization of cells. The discovery of DNA in the 1950’s revealed how information is preserved and transmitted within each species. The quick pace at which the study of life has advanced gives rise to an astounding understanding of the complexity, specificity and symbiosis of the creatures of this planet. As this knowledge has grown the just so stories of Darwinian evolution, which seemed to have merit due to the lack of knowledge at that time, devolve into a freakish sideshow that has no basis in reality. I would like to share with you some of the discoveries that have been made about this amazing creation that we are part of.
Why don’t birds in cold climates get frostbite from standing in the snow? The answer is the amazing system of veins and arteries that bring the blood to and from their feet. These veins and arteries are interwoven and form a ‘wonder net’. The hot blood, 106 °F, from the arteries then warms the cold blood, as low as 37 °F, coming back in the veins so that their little feet never get dangerously cold in normal winter weather.1 How could adaptation account for this marvelous design? Only our amazing Creator could so carefully and wisely craft this amazing design.
Plants communicate with one another through chemical signaling to warn each other of insect attacks so that they can arm themselves with the insecticides that they naturally produce. The studies of researchers were first published in 1983 in which they demonstrated that willows, poplars, and sugar maples warn one another of insect attacks by chemical signaling so the undamaged trees can pump out bug repellent. Since that time 40 different studies have proven that plants release chemical signals when bugs start eating their leaves. A researcher from the University of Lausanne, Ted Farmer, found that plants transmit information through electrical impulses and a system of voltage based signaling not very unlike animals’ nervous systems. Plants protect themselves from insect attack by reducing nutritional value of their leaves, producing poisonous chemicals, and enticing predatory insects to kill the herbivores. Evolutionary scientists are puzzled by this behavior of alerting surrounding plants to insect danger since it contradicts their Darwinian view of nature that only the fittest survive.2 None of what evolutionists believe agrees with the reality of the complexity, purpose and symbiosis of life on this planet produced through God’s wise design in creation.
Bats use ultrasonic signals to navigate in the night while they hunt for food. One night flying moth has the ability to hear the ultrasonic signals and so avoid being eaten. Evolutionists believe the moth developed this ability, but to their chagrin, they found the fossilized egg of this moth species which was older than fossil evidence for bats. Thus their theory of evolving was proved wrong by their timetable and discovery. God in His wisdom gave the moth the ability to hear the bat’s ultrasonic signals for its preservation.3 Insectivore bats are one of the best insect predators in the world, eating up to 1200 insects per hour. God displays His wisdom, power and glory throughout His creation. These are just three examples of the many that could be given to demonstrate the impossibility of random forces being responsible for the wonder of life that we see on this planet.
The evidence of creation is sufficient to declare the eternal glory and majesty of our God. Why are there so many who are hostile to our amazing and loving God and are promoting such trite trash as evolution to explain what clearly shows the handiwork of our Creator God? They answer is found in the Scriptures.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since 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, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:18-21
Sinners naturally suppress the revelation of God in creation so they can go on unhampered in their sin by either conscience or fear of God’s judgment. This is the natural bent of all of mankind. This suppression is revealed in a variety of ways from idolatry and false religions to atheism. Some atheists can be particularly militant in their desire to avoid any reminder of the ruler and judge of all creation, the Lord God Almighty. They attack Christianity with an almost religious zeal and fervor. They are, however, sinners like the rest of mankind, and God through His mercy and grace sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross and rise again from the dead for such sinners. There are those of us who can identify with atheists saved by God’s grace because such are we, believers in God’s glorious Son and the gospel of His salvation through the merciful and efficacious grace of God. So don’t become discouraged by the silly demands of atheists that God do something to prove His existence, He already has, they just refuse to see and believe. This is what George Wald a 1967 Nobel Peace Prize winner in science had to say:
When it comes to the origin of life on this earth, there are only two possibilities: creation or spontaneous generation (evolution). There is no third way. Spontaneous generation was disproved 100 years ago, but that leads us only to one other conclusion: that of supernatural creation. We cannot accept that on philosophical grounds (personal reasons); therefore, we choose to believe the impossible: that life arose spontaneously by chance.4
Here are the words of a man who spoke the truth of the evolutionists refusal to believe the evidence of Creation, although it is indeed sufficient revelation of our Holy and glorious God.
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” They are corrupt, They have done abominable work, There is none who does good. Psalm 14:1
4. Huse, Scott M. , The Collapse of Evolution, Baker Books , 1997.