The Revolution Against Evolution (2 of 7) by James Merritt

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The Revolution Against Evolution (2 of 7)
James Merritt
Genesis 1:1
04-17-05

Introduction

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It is the ultimate question of all questions - Where did the universe come from? Why does it exist? Genesis 1:1 simply states,
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1, NASB)

So the very beginning of God's word to man says man had a beginning, a divine beginning, a supernatural beginning.

2. Believe it or not, the Christian message does not begin with "Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior." It begins with "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The Bible plainly states that behind the entire creative order is God's divine hand. No natural forces exist on their own. Nothing receives its nature or existence from any other source. If that is true, then God's word is not only the source of the laws of physical nature which we study with science. It is the source of the laws of human nature, which tell us how we ought to live.

3. I don't have to tell you that there is a debate raging hot and heavy in our culture today that will not go away. Entangled in its web are scientists, doctors, lawyers, judges, teachers and politicians.

4. As you know, just recently a Federal Judge ruled that Cobb County's School Board could not put stickers on their science textbook with the following statement. "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered."

That one statement is the catalyst that has ignited a war that is being fought hot and heavy in many different battlefronts all over this nation.

5. I want you to know up front there is no way in one message that I can either disprove evolution or prove creation. In fact, neither one can definitively be proved or disproved. You can ...


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