by David Reagan
One of the strangest things about the modern theory of evolution is that it denies one of the fundamental axioms of science! Consult any physics book and you will find what is called the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It holds that everything in the universe is running down-that everything is moving from order to disorder.
This law of physics is nothing but an expression of common sense. If you don't believe it, just look in a mirror! Your body is aging, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. You can camouflage it, but you cannot stop it! This law of physics is the reason we have to have maintenance programs for cars and buildings. If we don't maintain them, they will stop running or fall down.
Now, the point is this: Evolution contends that all living things in the universe are moving in exactly the opposite direction-from disorder to order, from simplicity to greater complexity. Evolution contradicts one of the fundamental rules of science!
Evolution also contradicts common sense. The complexity of the universe demands a designer. How could the human eye have developed by chance? To say it did is equivalent to saying that a Boeing 747 is the accidental product of a tornado blowing through a junk yard!
Scientists tell us that the whole universe came into existence as the result of a "big bang." Again, this contradicts common sense. How many explosions have you ever witnessed that produced order instead of chaos?
The development of the theory of evolution is prophesied in Scripture as one of the signs of the end times. The prophecy is found in 2 Peter 3:3-7. It says that "scoffers will arise in the last days" and that they will mock the promised return of the Lord by saying. "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things have continued as they were from the beginning of creation.'' Peter says that these people will deliberately ignore the fact that God created the world and then destroyed it with water.
The scientific principle prophesied in this passage is what is called "uniformitarianism." It is one of the cornerstones of evolution. It is the idea that things have always been essentially the same, changing only by minute increments over billions of years. This idea denies what the Bible teaches about special creation out of nothing. It also denies the Bible's historical record of a worldwide flood and the Bible's promise that one day God will destroy the earth again with fire.
Courting God's Wrath
The Bible says that God pours out His wrath on nations that "suppress the truth in unrighteousness" (Rom. 1:18). We are doing that today in America. Our public schools are not allowed to teach children the true origin of the universe. Only the lie of evolution can be taught.
The same passage in the Bible says God's wrath is also poured out upon those nations whose people "serve the creature rather than the Creator" (Rom. 1:25). The teaching of the theory of evolution has led this nation to the point where we are now worshiping the creation rather than the Creator. Our god is becoming "Mother Earth," not Father God.
A Call to Action
Christian parents who have their children in the public schools need to take upon themselves the responsibility to teach their children the truth about the origin of the world and life. The Institute for Creation Research has prepared teaching materials for all ranges of age, from pre-school through adult, including graduate level materials.
You can secure a copy of their publications catalog by calling 1-800/628-7640. Their mailing address is P.O. Box 2667, El Cajon, Ca. 92021. Their Web site can be found at www.icr.org.