Is Darwinian Evolution a Fact?
If science has no idea how life comes from non-life and how early life in the fossil record is so complex, what does the Bible say?
The Bible teaches all life was created by God.
I believe there will never be an explanation for how life comes from non-life. The reason is only a living intelligent being could ever create life. Life only comes from life. No matter how much scientists try, jamming chemicals together will never produce intelligent life. Living creatures look designed, because they are! The Bible says in Genesis 1:21, “God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves.” We see in verse 27 “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” All life, according to the Bible, was created by God. This is what we observe; this is the only good explanation for why life exists. All humans owe their existence to God.
Complexity also is best explained by an intelligent designer. Just like a computer comes from an intelligent designer, so does the living cell. Genesis 1:21, “God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves.” Think about how complex movement is; the knee, foot, toes and ankle work together so we can efficiently move. I was on a 7 mile run a few weeks ago contemplating how everything works to perfection so I can move smoothly down the road. How each foot-plant the various muscles and tendons absorb the shock. Each step I thought this is an unbelievable work of design by and incredible designer. Then reality hit me; this is an incredibly long run and I can’t wait to get home!
Movement is just one example of tremendous complexity that is part of all living organisms. The mousetrap maybe a highly complex system but not nearly as complex as our eyes or our blood clotting system or our immune system. All of these systems need multiple parts in place at one time, like the mousetrap, before they can function. Darwinian Evolution has no explanation for this. All life is irreducibly complex, so much so the best explanation is a designer; the Bible teaches that designer is God.
In truth, I believe complexity is a sign to all scientists that God exists. There is no possible natural explanation for the incredible complexity we see in all living organisms. Paul writes in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” God is visible through creation; through all living things. All people, including scientists, are going to be held accountable because God can be seen and understood through His creation. Paul says people that don’t believe are without excuse. When they die and meet God they cannot say there wasn’t enough evidence. People choose to ignore the evidence. If you are one of those individuals please don’t ignore the obvious; trust and believe in God and His Son Jesus Christ today.