Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Credit Where Due Please

We're all pretty much sticklers for giving credit where due, to ourselves and (hopefully) to others as well. Look closely here and you'll see I've got my name on these items I've made (labels can be fun). Bits of conversation, poems, even a few obscure lines, have got to be quoted, with author's name given a proper mention. Movies have long credit rolls for all the creative work; we know artists by their particular style. We don't somehow believe that a Ford evolved into a Ferrari all by itself. There were people involved, hard at work, using their creative gifts. And, they want credit.

Yet, wonder on wonder, we can look out of our own complicated eyeballs, and presume to think that they, as well as the rest of our very complex created world, evolved by random mutations and "natural selection." I was, to give credit, reading this morning from a little daily devotional put out by the Institute for Creation Research.
If an automobile presupposes an automaker, and a clock implies a clockmaker, surely the infinitely more intricate and complex eyes and ears of living creatures require an eye-maker and an ear-maker! "The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them" (Proverbs 20:12).

The most basic of all scientific laws--the law of cause and effect (no effect greater than its cause)--becomes utmost nonsense if the cosmos is the product of chaos and the universe evolved by chance. "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" (Psalm 14:1).

Every creature, from the single-celled amoebae to the amazing human body, bears the impress of intricate planning and construction. The notion that such complex structures could evolve by random mutations and natural selection is simply a measure of the audacity of human rebellion and the absurdity of humanistic reasoning. Such things never happen in the real world, and there is no real scientific evidence whatever for "vertical" evolution from one kind to a higher kind. The only genuine evidence for evolution is the fact that the leaders of intellectualism believe it, and the only reason they believe it is their frantic desire to escape God.
In fact, there is much better scientific rationale, from the very same evidence, for belief in a Creator God. If you are interested, there is another good site for information and further research here.


  1. What a beautiful brown eye!

  2. Yes, she takes after her mother, and God gets the credit.