Beginner’s Discipleship Class 41 : Debunking Evolution for Beginners

May 5, 2020

Creation

God created humans.

Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Evolution

A lot of evolutionists or scientists who stubbornly refuse to denounce evolution because there is only one option left: you have to believe in god.

If they believe in god, then they’d have to believe in certain morals or rules so that’s why they cling onto evolution no matter what.

  1. Similarities that can be found within humans and other parts of God’s creation.
    Through these similarities, they’re going to prove that mankind is related to creation.
    The most common one is monkey where they claim 99% DNA similarities to chimpanzees, so this seems to prove that monkeys are the closest ancestors to humans.
    Arguments: similarities does not prove evolution
    (a) common designer: similarities within a structure tend to show us that there was a common designer
    (b) biology similarities: pick out certain similarities with biology where it can be closely related to man rather than monkeys.
    eg humans are closer to octopuses than monkey because of the eyeball
    humans are closer to sunflowers than monkey because of cytochrome C
    humans are closer to jackasses than monkey because of milk
  2. Radiometric dating
    – carbon 14
    Carbon 14 dating is the strongest radiometric dating that they use. So, if we are able to debunk this one, then the reliability of other radiometric dating is going to be weaker and more unreliable.
    How C14 works: Rate of carbon in the atmosphere and decay process
    Argument: the rate in the atmosphere and decay is not constant
    The rate of carbon in the atmosphere and decay process cannot remain the same throughout millions/billions of years. Even now with global warming, the carbon rate is increasing.
  3. Changes in genes (mutation) and adapting to the environment for survival (natural selection)
    Basically these 2 things argue ‘changes’.
    Christians, we do agree that there is a change but it’s called micro-evolution. We do believe that there are changes but it’s small.
    Macroevolution believe that small changes will eventually lead to big changes.
    Argument: There is no scientific evidence for this. But if they demand us to scientifically prove a creator in front of them, notice that we still have the same right as them that they have to scientifically prove that there was a huge change, so that’s why we Christians admit that both sides have to take faith.
    When asking for scientific evidences, don’t take in micro-evolution but an evolution where it crosses boundary lines and it transforms into new information.
    Even if someone do bring you evidence, say ‘If you left it alone by itself, it’s not going to evolve, you have to have a designer behind the scenes who puts all the biological things in place for it to be formed’. You just proved creationism.
    Second law of thermodynamics
    (dummy version) substances and organisms break apart over time.
    Even if they can give evidence of macro-evolution, the evidence of second law of thermodynamics is far greater than macro-evolution. The process of things breaking apart is far greater than substances evolving.
  4. Time
    Even if they bring in evidences of micro-evolution, they’re going to argue that small little changes will eventually lead to a big one, that’s why it requires millions of years.
    The problem is, if they add more time, the second law of thermodynamics is going to last longer, then evolution is going to decrease even more.
  5. Fossils (hominids/ape man)
    Every single hominid fossil that they found turned out to be deformed human, monkey, pig, donkey or complete hoax.
    Lucy is the strongest argument for fossils.
    Albert W Millard studied every bone of Lucy and quoted ‘the evidence given makes it overwhelmingly likely that Lucy was no more than a variety of pygmy chimpanzee and walked the same way awkwardly upright on occasions but mostly quadrupedal. The evidence for the alleged transformation from ape to man is extremely unconvincing’.
    Even if Lucy is a unique fossil and there’s no other explanation for it, then how do you not know that it’s a unique species that went extinct.
  6. Uniformity
    They believe that when an animal die, a layer of ground would cover it up. When the next generation dies, then another layer would cover it up, thus they say they can tell how old is the fossil depending on which layer or strata that it’s in.
    But truth is, everything is mixed up underground, there are no layers.

Theistic Evolution

They believe that God used evolution to create the world.

God created the world in 6 days.

Exodus 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

This is used by theistic evolutionist that when God created the world in 6 days, a day can represent a thousand years, it’s metaphorical.

2 Peter 3:8 “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

But these verses here proves that they were literal 24 hours a day.

Genesis 1:5 “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
Genesis 1:8 “And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”
Genesis 1:13 “And the evening and the morning were the third day.”
Genesis 1:19 “And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”
Genesis 1:23 “And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.”
Genesis 1:31 “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

How could plants survive for years without sunlight?

Genesis 1:11-19And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”