I honestly believe that many embrace the concept of the big bang theory and evolution without really thinking through the true consequences of what they are accepting. For a moment, let’s say that evolution is indeed fact. Let’s say we have proven the big bang theory true, and everything in the universe evolved to its current state by billions of years of chance. Imagine we know for a fact that life on this planet got started from water raining on rocks for millions of years which then became a primordial soup of proteins and amino acids that was struck by lightning, thereby creating life.
OK, hang onto the previous thoughts for a moment, and let’s now sit and contemplate the existence of the universe and life for a second from this viewpoint. If the big bang and evolution did prove true, that does additionally imply that everything in existence happened completely by accident, from nothing (and I mean nothing), without cause; right? The beginning of our galaxy, our sun, our earth, the water on our earth that is said to have arrived by ice comets, belief of millions of years of rain on rocks, amino acids that finally formed from said rain on the rocks, the lightning strike that brought the amino acids to life from clouds and storms that also magically formed, etc. etc. All this from a meaningless system of lucky, or unlucky, events that happened in perfect, or imperfect, order, for no particular reason, that eventually resulted in the origins of life and everything we see now?
Male and female creatures would have perfectly, yet accidentally, appeared with the proper anatomy that allows them to procreate. Hundreds of thousands of different trees and plants evolve into existence, including all the wonderful colors of flowers emerge. Bones evolve to give creatures shape, feathers form on some creatures for flight in an accidentally formed atmosphere, others form fins and gills to live in the water. All these living things also happened to find something to eat right away so they could all grow and populate the earth.
It's also notable to mention the extremely perplexing eye that would have arranged for life to see and interact with the world around it, ears developed for picking up vibrations of sound in the atmosphere that allow living things to communicate. Taste evolves for pleasurable eating, and the sense of touch appears out of nowhere to allow for things like pain or sensual pleasure between different life forms.
Yet you also have things such as love, hate, fear, happiness, and sorrow that really have no explanation for it's existence or origin. BUT... even before you can address all this, you have to explain the UNBELIEVABLY COMPLEX biological language code called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that is said to have sporadically come into existence, from nowhere ... from nothing, and organized every living thing on the planet, telling everything how to form itself. DNA alone screams intelligence and design!
“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”
- Bill Gates, The Road Ahead, pg. 228
So did all these things happen by a complete series of fortuitous coincidences? Where do we go from here if we accept this paradigm? How do we determine our purpose and move forward as a species to a better our existence? Unfortunately, the answers to these questions under the paradigm of evolution become highly subjective; meaning there is no solid answer, rather there is no answer at all. Anyone can pretty much believe whatever they want and make their own truth for themselves. This creates very dangerous consequences, and has significant effects on the way we view ourselves and live our lives. Allow me to explain why.
Under the paradigm of evolution, any true purpose to life is completely stripped of validity. Life has ZERO purpose or meaning whatsoever. Nothing matters, not even your own existence. There is NO REASON for you to be here. Period. Unfortunately, you are nothing more than an animated lump of muscle and tissue walking around with no purpose to be alive.
What I find even more frightening is the fact that we are on this rock, called Earth, hurling through space at approximately 67,000 mph and NO ONE is in control?! Talk about a total feeling of helplessness! But that is just the tip of the iceberg with this paradigm. You see, if we did accidentally appear from nothing, originating from rain on rocks, then slime, and finally into human beings with what we call “thinking brains”, wouldn't that mean our own thoughts are as futile and meaningless as our own existence? Let me ask that question again... If evolution is fact, then any thoughts in any brain would be completely meaningless, just like our own existence, right? If evolution is fact, our own "logical reasoning" comes from a three pound mesh of accidental matter and chemicals, cased in a hard shell we call our skull, that inadvertently formed from glop! You can’t even trust your own logic. Your argument for evolution becomes self-destructive, while your own reasoning commits meaningless suicide! You are openly admitting your thoughts and facts on the topic are completely insignificant and have no meaning, just like you!
Even morality becomes subjective under the view of evolution. This is where evolution becomes very dangerous. I'm sure you have heard the infamous coined phrase “survival of the fittest”. Well, if that phrase is really true for us, it would imply that anyone could go around killing others, without a conscience, claiming they are more fit to live according to evolution. This is EXACTLY what Adolf Hitler did! But even after the said “fittest” is all that's left, what are they more fit to live for? There still is no meaningful goal to move towards. The surviving group could kill themselves off as well and that would be as meaningful, or meaningless, than if no one existed at all.
On a side note, you may actually ask, "Well what about all the intermediate species that we find bones of everywhere?" Well, I'm sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but all intermediate findings have been very well crafted hoaxes. There are no intermediate bones. Even Charles Darwin himself, the founder of Evolution, stated,
"Why is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against this theory."
- Charles Darwin, Origins of Species, pg. 413
(Watch Video 2 of the Creation Seminar Series by Dr. Kent Hovind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt7cSOw02AE&list=PL-xZDiKH7K0Mzom8Gvq2qcFnnMk_jE1eW&index=2 )
Another danger with teaching evolution is you are cultivating a society that believes they are nothing but animals. When you teach children at a young age that they are nothing but animals that have no real purpose in life, what do you think that child is going to grow up acting like? They are going to grow up acting like an animal with no purpose, probably getting into trouble every chance they get and not learning a thing from it. Why would they have any motivation to learn from anything? I imagine, for a child or adult with this mindset, the only thing to do would be to seek out anything and everything that “felt good” and do that instead. If dying is as meaningful, or meaningless, as if they never existed, why bother obeying your parents, society, or the law at all? Instead, this would encourage people to beat down the little guy, since it’s survival of the fittest, do whatever feels good because in their mind it’s right, and never worry about accountability since when we die we simply turn back into slime and cease to exist. We literally would turn ourselves into meaningless, mindless, unfeeling zombies! Are you starting to see how this could very quickly snowball into a pretty dangerous society? The way you behave is directly tied to what your view of the created universe is. If you lived in a land where morality and laws were subjective (whatever each individual makes true for themselves), there would be a very high crime rate since people would not see any reason to care about others or themselves.
Now let’s shift gears and examine the other side of the coin. Turn your attention to the claims of scripture; that God created all of the Heavens and Earth, in six 24 hour days, approximately 6000 years ago. Suddenly, we understand we have been created for a purpose, and because of this we have meaning to our existence. We realize there is such a thing as accountability, and we have a set of moral standards given by our creator. Knowing this changes EVERYTHING! It changes our everyday thoughts, how we solve problems in our daily lives, and we actually realize we have a reason to care about others and ourselves. We have hope and incentive to keep pushing on, even in troubled times. We have something to fight for. We have cause to love one another. We are able to live for something greater than ourselves and take comfort in knowing that someone is in control of the mess humans are making. And we also know we will be rewarded for our faith in Christ while living with Him eternally. THAT is what we were created for!
You see, in the evolutionist’s paradigm, life has no more substance than a book full of blank pages; void of value, absolutes, and hope. But, biblical creation verifies we have a God that created us for a purpose, loves us, and anyone that denies this actually denies the very reason they were created; much like trying to put a square peg through a round hole.
"[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament [skies, space] sheweth his handywork."
- Psalm 19:1 KJV
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"
- Romans 1:20 KJV
**Be sure to click on the resources at the bottom of this article, they are wonderful videos that will help you dig deeper into the topics discussed above. Grace and Peace to you!
Written By: Joshua Berry
Videos: Creation Seminar Series, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fviPnaJuQJs&list=PL-xZDiKH7K0Mzom8Gvq2qcFnnMk_jE1eW - Speaker Dr. Kent Hovind
Documentary: Is Genesis History?, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM82qxxskZE - Buy here: https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/genesis-history/?sku=30-9-679