The theory of evolution has been called ‘the most powerful and the most comprehensive idea that has ever arisen on earth.’ It has been so passionately argued and so heavily promoted in the mass media that millions of people with no scientific expertise assume it must be true.
Evolutionism says that life on Earth began by chance in some kind of chemical soup and claims that Homo sapiens is the latest product of a vast sequence of species that led from the first living cell through invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, furry quadrupeds and ape–like mammals.
What is the evidence for this fascinating scenario? can we prove their life began in this way? What are the answers against such a thing happening? Has archaeology found clear links between all species without limitation? can we really show that all life forms owe their distinct existence to random, unplanned, accidental genetic changes?
Or is there another explanation?
Many people that I’ve met seem to accept the evolutionary theories of creation and the beginnings of mankind. However, upon further questioning, I’ve found that these same people are usually unable to give an explanation as to why they have thought this way. It’s as if they have just accepted an apparently popular idea, without actually thinking it through. This short booklet makes a thorough inspection of some of those theories and provides a sensible alternative to such thinking. John Blanchard begins by examining the evidence for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. He shows from analysis of the evidence, that contrary to popular opinion, fossil records do not confirm the theory of evolution, but rather, deal it a blow. He also shows the weaknesses of the theories of the supposed ‘missing links’ between ape-like mammals and human beings. Blanchard then shows the consequences of accepting the evolutionary process. This is far more than just an ‘intellectual option’ (p.29). If mankind really did evolve by chance, some of the ‘far-reaching consequences’ would include no moral codes and no meaning to life. Blanchard shows an alternative view of how the world and mankind came to be. He directs us to the Bible and an acceptance of it as the Word of God. He shows the Bible’s relevance for us today, and show how it relates to the past, present and future. He also explains his belief in God as the Creator of the world. He shows us how the universe exists to ‘reflect the glory of its Maker, whose free, independent and sovereign will is the originating cause of all things.’ (p.33). He concludes by showing us how this God can be known, through faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a brief, but thorough work, which has been well researched and contains a number of valuable quotes. I can certainly recommend it to you.
This is a great book if you want a short introduction to the idea of evolution from a Christian perspective. It is not overly scientific, so can be easily understood even if you’ve not looked into this area before. My 11 year old read it and understood most of it.
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