Critiquing Evolution

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Pastor Glem’s #First2PurdueNW Apologetics 101 class at First Church (PCA) in Lansing, IL

By Pastor Glem Melo

In reaching out to Atheists, I move from the friendship and prayer phase and begin the “internal critique” phase (helping them see the problems and foolishness of the Theory of Evolution) by asking the question of whether they believe that the universe is finite (has a beginning) or infinite (has no beginning)?  If they say that the universe is finite or has a beginning, I ask, “How did it all (i.e. the universe) begin?”

To those who believe that the universe is infinite (has no beginning) and hold to the Big Bang Theory, I ask, “Where did the bang that created what is called the ‘Big Bang’ come from?  Moreover, where did the law of physics (which, you believe, is responsible for the ‘Big Bang’ ending up becoming the complex but well-ordered and fine-tuned universe) come from?”

screen-shot-2017-02-13-at-4-22-12-pmAtheists don’t have a true answer to those questions.  With their permission, I then show them that our Biblical Christian worldview can better account for and explain the beginning and continuing existence of the universe.

To those who hold to the “Steady State Theory” and others also as, by the Lord’s grace and help, I see fit and appropriate, I talk about the following:

  1. The Second Law of Thermodynamics  — that every form of energy, closed to itself or contained in itself without outside interference or influence, tends towards atrophy and disorder.
  2. The motion of the galaxies
  3. The echo of cosmic radiation
  4. Science’s law of causality
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Class picture (minus Aymi and Yanan)

Evolutionary theories cannot account for and explain these scientific facts.  But our Biblical, Christian worldview can.

Finally, I talk about the following and ask my evolutionist/ic friend/s for an explanation:

  1. Irreducibly complex biological systems
  2. The fine-tuning of the laws of Physics
  3. Complex, detailed and specific information in DNA

Again, evolutionary theories cannot account for and explain these scientific facts.  Even Atheist intelligent design theories does not really hold water at this point because of their total lack of valid proof for the existence of aliens, higher intelligent life forms, and/or the like.  But where they all fail, our Biblical, Christian worldview can and does provide the true and deeply satisfying answer: GOD.

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Older blogs on Apologetics:

What is Reality? – https://glemmelo.com/2016/12/17/apologetics101/

The Big WHY – https://glemmelo.com/2017/01/19/why/

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About Glem Melo

I am a believer and follower of Christ, happily married, and have 3 wonderful kids. I am the founder and CEO of Open Eyes Mission, under the care of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Chicago Metro Presbytery, pastoral intern at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana, and studying Master of Divinity at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. The Bible teaches that God is real, man is sinful, hell is real, and Jesus is our only hope of salvation. I believe these truths with all of my heart, and I hope to help others learn of them as well. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) May God give you grace and peace. Glimar "Glem" Melo www.glemmelo.com www.openeyesmission.org
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One Response to Critiquing Evolution

  1. Glem Melo says:

    Reblogged this on The Biblical Faith and commented:

    Apologetics 101: How to (1) help non-believers see the foolishness of unbelief and (2) share the gospel of Christ to all kinds of people faithfully and lovingly

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