An excerpt from an article by the late Dr. Henry Morris that appeared in ICR's January Acts & Facts magazine. Solid, simple, IMPORTANT truth.
The Truth of Creation
The conflict between creation and evolution is not merely an argument between two scientific theories of origins. It is a conflict between the only two basic worldviews of life and meaning – one centered in God and His purposed for the world, the other centered around man and his own personal and societal goals. Evolutionism is a naturalistic philosophy of life and meaning, with human beings regarded as the highest achievement of billions of years of evolutionary development of all things by natural processes. Creationism, on the other hand, assumes that all the basic systems in nature were created supernaturally by God. Each theory is thus precisely the opposite of the other. The question is: Which theory is true and which is false?
Three Basic Tests
There are three basic tests by which the two theories can be compared – the scientific test, the “fruit test,” and the biblical test.
As far as science is concerned, the scientific evidence is precisely what would be predicted from creationism. There is no known case of macroevolution (from one distinct “kind” of organism to another) in all the thousands of years of recorded history. Secondly, in the fossil record of the past, there is no known transitional series of fossils from one kind to another among all the billions of known non-transitional fossils. Finally, the universal scientific law of entropy specifies the “downward” tendency of all things toward decrease of organized complexity. Thus, all the real scientific evidence (as distinct from similarities and other circumstantial evidences) strongly favors creation over evolution.
Consider also the fruit test. Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20). The fruits of evolution include atheism, communism, fascism, and all kind of harmful behavior and evil philosophy, but not one good fruit in the form of real scientific advance in either living standards or altruistic behavior. Belief in primeval supernatural creation, on the other hand, was the motivating conviction of practically all the founding fathers of modern science, of the American nation, and of the original education system of this country. All the basic doctrines of Christianity are founded on the truth of primeval special creation. Creationism certainly scores much higher than evolutionism on the fruit test.
Finally, there is not a hint anywhere in Scripture of evolution or the long ages necessary for evolution. On the other hand, the very first chapter of the bible teaches the special creation of the space/mass/time universe and everything in it. This teaching is emphasized all through the Bible…
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