“For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
Evolutionists tell us that life is an ever-ascending ladder of increasing complexity as new forms of life develop. For proof, they claim that the fossil record shows this kind of development of life. But is this really what the fossil record shows?
It would be easy for me, as a creationist, to tell you that the fossil record shows no increase in biological complexity. But a brochure from the Yoho National Park in Canada talks about the richness and complexity of the fossilized life forms in the Burgess Shale of the park.
Let me share a few quotes with you. “Life is simpler today than it was long ago.” “Long ago things used to be much more complicated. In fact, this is the central truth underlying one of the most revolutionary discoveries in the history of paleontology.” “The animals of the Burgess Shale were more diverse and no less highly-specialized than today’s living creatures.”
The Bible gives us the same picture as the fossil record. Living things have always been complex. But early in the Earth’s history there were many more kinds of living things than there are today. And no fossil anywhere shows one kind of creature changing into another. The Bible has correctly predicted what is now found in the fossil record!
Dear Lord, kings and armies have tried to stand against Your Word of life, but they are gone and Your Word remains. Let me never imagine that any man could successfully challenge Your Word, but let me treasure the Word by using it. Amen.
Photo: Fossil of Marrella splendens (Marrellomorpha), the most abundant Burgess Shale organism. Found at Yoho National Park. Courtesy of Verisimilus. Licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.