SCIENCE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: ARE WE ANY WISER?
By Dr. Farid Abou-Rahme
A couple of years into the new millennium and man is claiming the ability to create life, improve the DNA, conquer space and live forever without ageing! The argument goes something like this: everything came about by chance including us human beings. We did not need God and therefore we do not need him for the future. The argument took its ‘scientific’ colour after the flag of the theory of evolution was raised. One might be excused (after listening to radio and watching TV programmes and reading various books and magazines) for believing that evolution is a scientific fact and that the Big Bang actually happened. After all, we are told that great scientists know that evolution is true and that the biblical account of creation is a myth.
But wait a minute! My science books tell me that the great scientists who invented something worthwhile are people like: Newton (gravity), Faraday (electric motor), Babbage (computers) Pasteur (sterilisation) Lister (antiseptic) Dalton (atomic theory) Maxwell (electromagnetism) Kepler, Boyle, Morse, Joule, Thompson and many more. There are two things common to all the above names: they were all Great Scientists and they all believed the Bible and accepted creation as it appears in the first book of the Bible: Genesis! Simpson, who invented anaesthetics, said that the greatest discovery he made in his life was that he "found the Saviour".
The Bible also has amazing scientific truths recorded there thousands of years before modern scientists discovered them.
One example to illustrate is found in the book of Job: "He hangeth the earth on nothing" (Job 26:7). Although written over 3000 years ago, it is modern physics. Newton’s laws of gravity do not add anything to this statement: they only explain how God hangs the earth on nothing.
Evolution is a theory: it is not science. In fact evolution contradicts science: it contradicts the laws of thermodynamics, the law of biogenesis, laws of probability, and the law of cause and effect. It is based on natural mutations (which stand as witnesses against it rather than proof for it). The only so-called material evidence for evolution, the fossil record is in fact evidence against evolution, because the complete absence of transitional forms concludes that the fossils clearly say NO to evolution. The catalogue of scientific deceptions that are used to present the missing links or transitional forms, go to show that evolution is a non-starter. These range from the famous Piltdown Man to the recent fake missing link between birds and dinosaurs supposedly smuggled from China and described in ‘scientific’ details in the National Geographic Magazine only to be exposed 4 months later as a blatant forgery.
No wonder many scientists, who are authorities in their field, (including those who are not Christians), are writing books against evolution. Michael Denton, an authority in molecular biology, wrote Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, and Michael Behe, an authority in Biochemistry, wrote Darwin’s Black Box both challenging evolution.
Richard Milton, an engineer and newspaper editor reporting on scientific developments, wrote The Facts of Life: Shattering the Myths of Darwinism. Today, all around the world there are hundreds of scientists, spanning all fields of science, who can prove from their special field that evolution contradicts science and Creation as it appears in the Bible agrees completely with science.
If that is the case then we will be wise to listen to the message of the author of the Bible: God the Creator. The Bible explains to us how the creation was perfect until Adam sinned (disobeyed God) and then God’s judgement came on all the human race: for all have sinned and the wages of sin is death: eternal separation from a loving God with all the suffering associated with it.
But the Bible tells us the good news that God made a way for us to be forgiven and reconciled to Himself. He sent his only Son the Lord Jesus Christ to this world nearly two millenniums ago. He died on a cross in Jerusalem to pay for your sins and mine so God can forgive us if we repent and believe that Christ died in our place and ask Him to live in our heart. He promised to give us his peace in this troubled world and when we die to take us to live with him forever.
Isn’t it wonderful that the Creator of this vast universe can be your own personal Saviour, your Lord and your friend?
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