There are only two beliefs as to how man got here: special creation by a designer and evolution by random chance.
Which is true?
Which one makes sense in light of scientific knowledge?
The question is then:
When I look at the world I live in do I see random chance or orderly design?
The Bombardier Beetle (Brachinus)
BB. is a temperate zone insect. He is only about 1.5 in. long and has an explosive defense mechanism; he is a wonder of chemical warfare. Inside BB.’s shell are two sacs, one containing hydrogen peroxide and the other hydroquinone. When BB. is attacked he squirts these chemicals into his two combustion tubes. BB. has a chemical inhibitor that keeps his dangerous chemicals safe until needed. BB. then adds an enzyme that causes a super-fast reaction of these chemicals as they leave his body. The result is a noxious chemical called quinone. This whole reaction produces a heat of 212 °F as BB. blasts his fiery payload at the enemy. The mixture and time must be precise or BB. either self-destructs or gets eaten.
Can you imagine this fellow evolving by chance? What if he developed the chemicals before the combustion tubes? What if he evolved the chemicals without the inhibitor; and what about the nervous system and brain to make all this work? He would never survive unless everything was working in the beginning.
Science observes orderly intelligent design. BB. has always worked this way because he was designed and created that way. “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so … and God saw that it was good.” (Gen. 1:25, 25)
The Eumenes amedei (a.k.a Mason Wasp)
Eumenes lives in Northern Africa. After mating the female makes a dome house for her single larva out of small pebbles and a mortar she mixes with her own spittle. Her rock igloo has a whole in the top through which are dropped five or ten caterpillars that have been stunned them with her stinger. They are still alive but cannot escape. She then lays her egg and suspends it by a silk-like thread; then seals the whole in the top of the dome house. When the grub hatches it can lower itself down to the caterpillars for a meal and then ascend back up the thread to remain safe until it is large enough to defend itself. If this is not amazing enough, there is the question of why she gathers either five or ten caterpillars? Insect scientists have observed that when Eumenes is about to lay a female egg she stores ten caterpillars. When she is going to lay a male egg she only stores up five caterpillars. She knows the sex of her grub before it is hatched with 100% accuracy.
Science observes orderly intelligent design. How could Eumemes evolve by chance: just chance to learn masonry, by chance develop the right sting to paralyze but not kill caterpillars, and by chance know exactly how many caterpillars to store up for her offspring before she even lays the egg?
What is the answer? “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1)
Deoxyribonucleic acid. “If all the DNA in your body were placed end-to-end, it would stretch from here to the moon over 100,000 times! If all this very densely coded information were placed in typewritten form, it would completely fill the Grand Canyon forty times! And yet, all of your DNA would not fill two teaspoons.”2 Not only does the amazingly intricate design seen in DNA say that evolution is false but DNA’s very existence demands belief in a Creator. “DNA can only be produced with the help of at least 20 different types of proteins. But these proteins can only be produced at the direction of DNA.”3 There is no ‘chicken before egg’ question here! Both the DNA and its proteins had to come into existence simultaneously by a Creator, since you cannot have one without the other. Science observes orderly intelligent design.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Gen. 1:26, 27)
You are a wonderful piece of evidence—walking, breathing, thinking piece of evidence—to the existence of a wonderful orderly Creator with knowledge and power bigger than the universe He has created. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psa. 139:14)
Some other ‘and God said’ statements…
“...there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Psa. 14:3, “...your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you...” Isa. 59:2.
…about the Saviour.
“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mat. 3:17, “…Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures…” 1Cor. 15:3, 4, “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Mk. 1:15, “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross…” Col. 1:20, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1Tim. 2:5,
…about rejecting the Saviour.
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Jhn. 3:36
In a nutshell…
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Rom. 6:23
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1. Carl Sagan, Cosmos (New York: Random House, 1980), 30-1.
2. Walter T. Brown, Jr., In the Beginning (Phoenix, AR: Center for Scientific Creation, 1986), iii.
3. Walter T. Brown, Jr., In the Beginning (Phoenix, AR: Center for Scientific Creation, 1986), 6.