Anthony W. Brooks
I love arguing. It’s what I do best. A majority of the time I’m a quiet soul who listens and perceives people’s way of thinking, then when I start to talk it is usually to counter a point I disagree with. Yes, I’m that guy.
Usually when we talk about the Christian idea of creation we are dealing with issues of evolution and the age of the earth, but for this post I want to tackle this question from a more practical position. Don’t you love practicality? There are two ways of looking at this. One is arguing the science of it all. There are Christians who take many different positions on this topic. Gap theory, day-age theory, framework theory, etc. and we can have those discussions. But I want to tackle this from a more practical and experiential perspective.
The Paganism of the Apes
Modern science says that we evolved over millions of years from complex organisms through fish, amphibians, to eventually apes, and on until you get the first rational humans. The Human Genome Project mapped the entire human genome within 99.99% accuracy and found that the entire human race is descended from a single male and a single female ancestor.
Mainstream science has become a religion to the secularist. And if it is a religion then there has to be a faith component. The faith component is the belief in things we cannot perceive and unjustified reliance on nature being uniform. All of the sudden God couldn’t have been the creator because….?
I want to present to you the actual reason God can’t exist. And that reason is because humans want to be the god of the system. We are the most highly evolved species, we have subdued the earth and became it’s most dominant predator, we are the most rational, therefore we should be god. We don’t want to submit to any other authority even to the point where we are willing to commit a logical fallacy in the process.
Circularity is Still Circular Even If You Square It
The most used argument is my Apologetics portfolio is that of the uniformity of nature. Nature being uniform gives us the ability to make predictions. But what do we appeal to? We appeal to the past to justify our predictions in the present about the future. It’s a vicious circle. Without an authority to root that appeal you are in a logical conundrum.
Without a creator God you are left with an illogical worldview that can not justify our existence, therefore God is necessary. End of story.
Soli Deo Gloria!
Picture: from the Human Genome Project genome.gov