Creation, Evolution

Tru Dat

tru dat

“God is not man, that he should lie,” Numbers 23:19

“God, who never lies,” Titus 1:2

“It is impossible for God to lie,” Hebrews 6:18

God tells us in Genesis 1 (and reiterates it elsewhere in Scripture) that He created the world by speaking everything into existence. There’s nothing that exists that came into being apart from His creating it (John 1:3). He created all plant and animal life “according to their kind” on successive days of creation, and He created man separately and in His own image. This does not allow for the (macro) evolutionary idea that bacteria changed into an animal, which changed into another kind of animal, which changed into another kind of animal, which changed into man.

As Christians, we are called to believe God’s word simply by virtue of the fact that He said it. As Christians, we can also believe secular science and history insofar as it supports, or does not conflict with, God’s word. But there’s another good reason to believe God over man:

God doesn’t lie, and He’s never wrong.

Man does lie. Man is frequently wrong.

Which makes more sense, purely from a logical standpoint? To cast your lot with Someone who doesn’t lie and is never wrong, or to cast your lot with someone who does, and is?

God doesn’t lie. When He tells us something in His word, we can trust it, regardless of what man may say to the contrary.

2 thoughts on “Tru Dat”

  1. False dat.

    Mosquitoes that adapt to be resistant to new anti-malarial drugs are genetically different to those mosquitoes that don’t have the randomly-occurring genetic mutation that enables the ‘successful’ or ‘fittest’ ones to be resistant to the new drug. That process is detectable well within a human lifespan (and, self-evidently, takes place long after your God declared his creation ‘good’ in Genesis 1 and went off for a nice cup of tea on the seventh day).

    Whether you like it or not, Michelle, such mutations are evolution, happening right under your Southern Baptist nose.

    kind regards, as always

    Andrew

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  2. OK, so technically it’s the Plasmodium parasite that becomes resistant through random mutation, not the anopheles mosquito that bites you, but the point remains – that mutation is evolution, large as life.

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