Was Darwinian evolution prophesied in the Bible? – 2019 Year End Newsletter
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
As we approach the end of 2019, we see a lot of stories reviewing the “History of the Year”.
But consider this. The Bible not only gives us accurate “Earth History” and “Human History”, but it also gives us plenty of “History in Advance”!
It does this, for example, with the famous Christmas prophecies. Seven hundred years before the virgin birth of Jesus in the manger in Bethlehem, Isaiah prophesied that “a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). And the prophet Micah wrote that the Messiah would come out of Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), so that the chief priests and scribes could pinpoint that fact for the wicked king Herod as he deceptively tried to get the wise men to find the baby Jesus for him (Matthew 2:1-8).
Biblical prophecy is, indeed, amazingly precise! As we see in Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a child is born” (His humanity, born as a human baby), “unto us a Son is given” (His divinity, ‘God the Son’ given by God).
The Bible is capable of foretelling the future with perfect precision, and describes a God who has the power to circumvent natural processes – as creationists know, for example, by speaking things into existence (Genesis 1; Psalm 33:6-9; Hebrews 11:3).
Biblical prophecy has arguably included the prediction of the development and domination of evolution theory by a willfully corrupt mankind. It speaks of our replacement of the “Creator” with the “creature” that is true in a modern sense of “naturalism”. And it predicts the claim of continuing uniformitarian natural processes. For example, even though “…God is…clearly…understood by the things that are made…they…became vain in their imaginations…and…professing to be wise, they became fools…and…changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator” (Romans 1:19-25. Also “…there shall come in the last days scoffers…saying…all things continue as they were (uniform natural processes) from the beginning of the creation (the Big Bang?)” (2 Peter 3:3-4).
Uniformitarian naturalism firmly took hold for modern science in the 19th century, becoming the “grid” through which all scientists were to view Earth science and history. This happened shortly before Darwin’s theory of evolution was published in 1859. And his theory used uniformitarian naturalism to cement its arguments of evolution through supposed long eras of uniform change and natural selection. This conveniently “intellectualized” God out of modern science, enabling Richard Dawkins to famously say “Evolution has made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist”.
Here are just two reasons why we continue to be so necessary and vital in our day, enabling millions to hear the Gospel of Christ and the truth of biblical creation:
- We produced 270 two-minute educational “Creation Moments” programs that are broadcast worldwide five days each week on over 1,300 radio stations and outlets. This represents 625,000 minutes of broadcasting the truth about Jesus as Creator!
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Together, we are impacting our world!
I wish I could share with you all of the wonderful comments we’ve received during the past year. Of course, they are thanking you, too, because you make it possible for us to carry on this vital ministry.
“Thank you for the research you have done over the years. It has been a valuable resource for truth and direction.” – T.F.
“I really love and support what you are doing. May our Creator continue to bless your ministry until He comes.” – R.B.
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Countless blessings to you and your family this Christmas season!
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