Genesis on Trial – Ray Comfort
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament [the expanse of the sky] in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
How amazing it is that the clouds are filled with trillions of tons of water. Most people have no idea that the average puffy raincloud weighs something like 350 thousand tons, and yet it floats like a feather and waters the earth so that food can grow and feed man and beast. Scripture tells us that it was God who divided the waters in the heavens from the waters on the earth.
The heat from the sun causes the oceans to rise into the heavens, leaving their salty taste and in time, the evaporated oceans fall back down onto the earth to give life to its inhabitants. Without this process, we wouldn't have a green life-giving earth. It would mostly be dry and fruitless desert, but for the irrigation waters that man is able to bring from lakes in different parts of the earth.
The perfectly balanced division of the oceans from the mass of water in the clouds didn't come about by causeless accident, as evolution believers and atheists believe. The "Big Bang" folks are shallow in their understanding of the water cycle and its origin. Big bangs produce chaos not order.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called the Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Only in recent years has science discovered that there are mountains and valleys under the seas. It was assumed by experts that the sea bottom was just flat land. But it's not. It's massive mountains and deep valleys, because God caused the dry land to "appear." These appeared as the seas receded, because God was the Cause.
Many atheists believe that we originally evolved from fish. Some think that all land animals trace their roots back to fish called Eusthenopteron, which was the first fish to evolve dual gills/lungs and then spend part of its life on land. But the Bible says that we were created as dry-earth creatures, with arms and legs, skin, and lungs. Still, those who believe in evolution don't believe we were made as we are. Instead, they postulate that we once didn't exist, and then we miraculously appeared and became a primitive life form, that over time became sea-dwelling creatures.
The theory goes that we temporarily left other sea-dwelling creatures and crawled onto dry land to evolve (over time) lungs and a heart that could accept oxygenated blood, while under the water. Then, with primitive legs that had also evolved, as a "population" we ventured onto the dry land and over millions of years, decided to stay permanently.
Evolution's followers don't know why we made the decision to leave. We just did, and so here we are on the dry land that came about by chance, with no rhyme, no reason, and no purpose. It's not "good" as the Bible says. It just is. Evolution-did-it.
11 And 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. 12 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. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
The next time you bite into a juicy apple, or eat sweet grapes, or a succulent orange, or eat tasty cereal, or look at lush green grass, you have a Cause, in Genesis. Instead of saying that the causeless chaos of a big bang in space resulted in the accident of all the different herbs--alfalfa, mint, cinnamon, basil, garlic, parsley, siege and thyme, in time, you can know that they were created by God, for the taste buds of mankind.
And as you plant the plants in the dry earth that God made, you can thank Him that each of these tasty plants contain the inherent ability to bring forth after their own kind. The garlic plant has seeds within it to produce more garlic plants. The parsley plant has its own ability to "go to seed" and put into your thankful hands seeds that will give you more parsley. But if you are an atheist you have to look at everything and think "A fortunate accident." Such thoughts are indeed foolishness.
Each of the varieties of fruits we so love also have this ability to put seeds into your hand so that you can grow more fruit, after their kind. Evolution doesn't know why this is. It neither asks the deep questions, nor gives a hint of an answer. It just is, with no reason or purpose.
This is perfectly summed up by an atheist, who said,
"Ray, You apparently fail to realize that atheism is merely the position on the existence of God (or any gods for that matter), and that it does not pretend or intend to offer a position on things like the formation of planet Earth, the tides, daylight or the other things you're complaining atheism has no explanation for."
Atheism is nothing, believes in nothing, and offers nothing but hopelessness, death, and damnation. You only have one shot at this life. Don't blow it big time with the stupidity of atheism.
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