volution: fact or theory? Many people assume it is sim-
ply a fact. Christians who by faith accept the truth of
God’s Word about Creation, as it is recorded for us in
Genesis and elsewhere in the Scriptures, sometimes wonder
how they can help others consider the possibility that there
is a Creator.The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide a start-
ing point from which to evaluate the claims made by advocates
What is the point of Evolution?
In 1859, Charles Darwin, in his book, On The Origin of
Species, proposed a theory that the various species of animals
resulted from a process of “natural selection,”with the “favored
races”being preserved in the “struggle for life.” Is this merely a
scientific theory,or is there more?
“Darwin was fully aware that his idea was a frontal assault
on the very notion of an intelligent Designer behind the world.
In fact,he might very well have formulated it precisely for that
purpose.The idea of a spiritual realm apart from matter seems
to have been anathema to him as a young man already. The
primary inspiration for his theory of natural selection did not
come from observation of nature. Perhaps not incidentally,his
writings also reveal glimpses of specific antipathy to the God
of the Bible,especially concerning His right to judge unbeliev-
ers in eternity.”(Wieland).
What challenge to Darwin is found in the details of life?
Evolutionary theory proposes that life forms start out at a
very simple level and then, by natural selection, eventually
become more and more complex as changes occur.However,
biochemical and molecular biological research continues to
gather convincing evidence that the living cell is totally useless
unless, and until, it reaches its final form, and then, having
reached that form, any change at all actually destroys, not
enhances, its function. Darwin’s greatest challenge comes
from the question of how the individual cell developed.
Scientists studying this issue have described the living cell as
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