Myth #1 -- Man is a descendant of apes
How many of us have seen the great picture above with the line of primitive apes slowly evolving into humans? This image is shown in numerous textbooks and on some levels has become a 'mantra' for evolution. According to evolutionists, man has *supposedly* slowly evolved from primates into our current form today. But where is the physical evidence for this? Usually they point to an artists rendering.
What many people do not realize is that images/sketches/diagrams or artist renderings are *not* evidence for evolution. I know a great many 'concept' artists that can draw or sketch fascinating beasts and giant transforming robots...but that doesn't make them proof that those things really exist. Here's a couple of examples of other concept art that doesn't really exist:
The Bible also clearly teaches that man is *not* like the animals. Man has reason, intelligence, a capacity to do things that animals clearly cannot do. Again, this is because of what is taught in Genesis:
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27
According to the Bible, man is the *only* part of creation that is said to be 'created in the image of God'. Humankind has a 'uniqueness' of being created in the image of God -- something the animal kind does not have. Again, this uniqueness of humans is clearly taught in the Bible and something that evolutionary theory attempts to reject. However we can stand clearly on the Biblical side here, because we see the 'uniqueness' of humanity in our world still today.
Myth #2 -- Early Man was primitive (The Caveman Concept)
Again, we see many attempts by evolutionary theory that runs counter to the Biblical claim of early man. According to the evolutionary theory, early man was primitive...cave people (or so the theory claims). While I don't doubt that there *were* people that lived in caves and lived 'primitive' lifestyles'...these aren't the first people of creation according to the Bible.
Looking at the truth found in the Bible back in Genesis..we see that God creates man in his own image -- giving him intelligence and reason right from the beginning. In fact we see God talking in the Garden of Eden, communicating with Adam & Eve and also giving them instructions on the earth. Adam is told to name all of the animals, he is given dominion over the earth, and Adam and Eve are told to "be fruitful & multiply" over all the earth.
In only a few chapters later in Genesis, we see grandchildren of Adam & Eve described as:
So not only do we understand that these grandchildren are raising livestock, making musical instruments, and forging all kinds of tools using metalworking....these are things that paint a *very* different picture from cavemen. These are extremely intelligent people from the beginning. In fact, if you had the opportunity -- as Adam & Eve did -- to walk & talk directly with God (the ultimate intelligence)...it is not hard to reason that Adam & Eve could have been extremely intelligent...and in fact that is what we do see right from the beginning of Genesis.
Myth #3 -- The great worldwide Flood of Noah did not occur
Another dangerous viewpoint of evolution is the concept that the world has been always in existence as it has been, and primarily has undergone 'slow gradual changes' over extremely 'long periods of time'. Again, this viewpoint is very much counter to what the Bible teaches.
Where evolution supposes slow gradual change...the Bible teaches one great catastrophic worldwide event known as the Great Worldwide Flood of Noah. This flood encompassed the *entire* world, literally destroyed all living things except for a single family of 8 people (Noah's family) and preserved them and a selection of land animals in a great 'boat' known as the ark.
Many people scoff that this event could have happened. However our world today is literally filled with evidence showing scars of this event still to this day. It is not hard to find them. Here's some places to look & think about:
- Great volumes of water on our earth today -- That's right. The vast oceans, the polar ice caps in the north/south poles are all remains/leftovers of the great flood of Noah's day. Our earth is 75% water till this day, yet it's interesting that most people scoff that there's not enough water to cover the earth over the mountaintops. Again, there are assumptions being made there. People assume that the mountains we see today have always existed....that is most likely not the case. In fact, I've heard the statistic that if all the highest mountain ranges were 'flattened' and all the lowest depths of the seas were raised...there is more than enough water on our planet today to cover the earth 2 miles deep!
- The Grand Canyon -- The grand canyon is a very interesting geological formation. How did it get here? Did a tiny river form it as evolutionists claim? What's interesting about the Grand Canyon is that it very much resembles an area that has been flooded very rapidly...an event that occurred during Noah's flood.
- Sedimentary Layers -- The fact that rock layers are build in sedimentary layers again is an interesting phenomenon. While evolutionists attempt to push their viewpoint that these are formed gradually...again, we find ample geological evidence to show that these 'layers' of sand were easily formed during the flood of Noah. In fact, if you take a jar of water with different types of sand and shake it up...you can also see how these sediments fall down and have the tendency to form 'layers'...just as we see today.
- Fossils (Buried everywhere) -- The fact that - to this day - we're able to find fossils buried all over the earth again is testament to the great flood of Noah. Globally we're finding these things..showing the reality of the 'global' flood. The fact that many dead things are buried all over and 'preserved' in mud/dirt show evidence of rapid burial - a catastrophic event - which the great flood was. This further testifies to the fact that what God said happened in the Bible with Noah...really did.
We have this day today because God is willing that none should perish, but that all should come to repent and know Him and His Son Jesus. This God who created a perfect world, which was broken by man with sin...has promised to come and restore this world back to perfection...if only we trust in Him and His Son for salvation.
Much like the days of Noah, people had time to get on board the ark...to be saved. Today...we have the opportunity to be saved ourselves, and also save others. If you have not yet read the Bible and seen what it says...I encourage you to open your eyes and see, for 'today is the day of salvation'.
God is great, and I pray you will trust in His Word...it is the truth of our day and for all times.
Continue to trust in God and stand firm in His Word!