As we experience the Bible in our own hearts, we are asked about the origin of life and the lifestyle God wants us to live.
Brilliant author Jere Franklin, in his tremendously insightful book, You Can Survive, says:
“Colossians 1:16 states, ‘For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions or principalities, or powers: All things were created by him, and for him.’
Genesis 1:1 supports this simple declaration of God’s creative power. ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’
The Bible states that God created everything. This flies in the face of evolution. Evolution claims to have science behind its tenets, but the truth is that special creation is strongly supported by scientific evidence (Origin by Design, Harold Coffin). The concepts of creation are also supported by the word of God and the complexity of nature.
A farmer and a scientist were walking in the farmer’s field. As they talked, a discussion came up about how life began. The scientist waxed eloquent about the biochemical ooze that with time generated human beings. Presently, they came to a cross fence in the field. As they were climbing through the fence the farmer, through profoundly impressed by the scientist, had a question.
‘How did this fence get here?’ He asked.
‘Well,’ said the scientist emphatically, ‘You or somebody probably built it.’
‘Why do you say that?’ asked the farmer. ‘If I give it enough time, won’t it build itself?’
The scientist got the point. A fence is a relatively simple structure, yet it required a design, while we who are so totally complex, allegedly happened by accident. The Psalmist says, ‘I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well’ (Psalm 139:14).
“There are prominent world leaders in religion who believe the origin of life is by a gradual process. We must know for ourselves what is truth. We should anchor our faith in Scripture and let scientific evidence add to but not be the sole support of our faith.”