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Truths I Should Believe About Man


MAN, WHO IS HE

THE ORIGIN OF MAN

"How did the human race originate?" has been a question in the mind of every thoughtful human being. It is not difficult to conclude that the on-going race is a process of natural generation; however, this does not solve the question of the beginning. Some advocate an evolutionary process as the answer to this question. Such a theory is still at best only an unproven hypothesis. Darwin, who for a while made such a stir about the "survival of the fittest," was most uncertain about his evolutionary approaches. Bryan said of Darwin, "His works are full of words indicating uncertainty. The phrase. 'We may well suppose,' occurs over eight hundred times in his two principal works."

The more plausible approach is to take the Bible for what it says and give God credit for the creation of plants, animals, and the original couple, Adam and Eve.

REJECTION OF THE EVOLUTIONARY HYPOTHESIS

Without presenting an array of geological, scientific, biological and sociological reasons why we reject the Darwinian view on evolution, we herewith present four simple reasons why we reject the theory.

  • First: There is no proof of the evolutionary origin of species and that species are immutable. The theory was unproven when Darwin first advocated it. Now, more than a hundred years later, it is still unproven and unprovable.
  • Second: Thc gap between the animalistic kingdom and humanity is so vast that it is incredible to accept such a theory. The vast differences are in the superiority of man over the beast of the earth: Man has rationality; the beast does not. Man has sensibility; the beast does not. Man has volition; the beast does not. Man is a soul; the beast is not. Man has an eternal destiny; the beast does not.
  • Third: The Biblical record clearly attributes the creation of man as an act of God.
  • Fourth: If man is only a product of natural evolution, then when does he become morally responsible to the law of God, and when does he become capable of gaining eternal life?

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