the limitless heavens, this vast globe we call "earth," and the
amazing diversities of life upon it, come merely by chance or
caprice? Are the complexities of life a mere whim of fate -- or is
there some real purpose behind existence?
A vast change has come over the
world in the last ninety years. Prior to 1914, the tempo of life
was far more leisurely; motor cars were few and inefficient;
airplanes were flimsy affairs that inspired little confidence;
electricity was still largely in its infancy. And morally, the
world was still governed by the standards and conventions of the
The first World War brought great
changes. It introduced a period of great inventiveness when, in
the words of Bible prophecy, "knowledge was increased"
(Daniel 12:4). Speed came into its own; the use of electricity was
developed; radio became more than a mere toy. On the battlefields,
millions died as mighty armies became locked in terrible
death-struggles; and, in the widespread catastrophe, conventions
were thrown to the winds, and morals were measured by new
standards. In view of the remarkable developments of technology,
and the widening influence of information, people began to doubt
the existence of God as theories of evolution and "natural
development" were exploited.
On the one hand, men found
themselves controlling mighty forces, and penetrating into
previously-unknown space, so that they could almost imagine
themselves to be gods. On the other hand, they saw destruction so
appalling as to cause them to doubt the existence of a benevolent
and loving Creator.
A World Gone Wrong
A materialistic philosophy gained ground in recent times, which
explained life in terms that left out God. It propounded the
theory of evolution, claiming that creation, in all its complex
diversity, originated from mere chance and not from the hands of
an intelligent Creator with a well-defined purpose in mind. As
mankind struggled through the crisis and slump that followed the
great wars, and saw widespread misery and want in famished areas,
featured so evidently in the news media, the principles of
evolution became indoctrinated into politics. Communism became
popular, to further challenge faith and belief in God, so that it
is claimed that Karl Marx did for politics what Darwin did for
science. Today, most forms of political thought, from right to
left, are colored by the principles of communism, as is manifest
in a growing State totalitarianism evident in every country.
Meanwhile, mankind's faith in
religion was shaken. The influence of the Bible steadily lost
ground and was pushed into the background. Morals were relaxed
until today chastity is "old fashioned." As the concept of a
heavenly Father grew dim, so the principle of fatherhood on earth
waned. Divorce and juvenile delinquency grew with their heritage
of misery and evil, as the whole world became delinquent towards
God. Today, mankind generally, has turned its back upon God. It is
morally in a shocking condition, whilst racially and nationally it
faces the prospects of such terrible and widespread destruction as
could completely destroy civilization.
The Theory of
Evolution the Cause
No teaching has contributed more to destroying man's confidence in
the existence of God than the theory of evolution. Yet, that
theory is completely false, and there is no scientist of any
standing, who would dare claim that it has been proved
indisputably true. The theory is propounded on the basis of
implication and circumstantial evidence, that fails to satisfy the
truly enquiring mind. This theory cannot provide any answer to the
insurmountable problems that face society, but is itself
responsible for the decline of morals, the break-up of family
life, and the political antagonism that disgraces today's world.
Yet the Bible, with its remarkable confirmation of prophecy
vindicated beyond all shadow of doubt by the amazing fulfilment of
that which it has predicted, can direct to a satisfying way of
life that provides for the good of humanity and also presents a
hope for the future (1 Timothy 4:8).
The most seriously perturbing
aspect of all this conflict, is that evolution has been gullibly
accepted by people who do not understand how fallacious is its
teaching, nor how dangerous its influence. It has now become
incorporated into the educational systems of the schools, and
though it remains an unproven theory, it is often taught as fact,
as true beyond all doubt, and in such a way as to completely
discredit the Bible.
Thus, from early childhood, people
are taught to question the standards of previous times, and to
scoff at the Bible with its message of hope and its offer of
personal salvation. People reject the idea that Jesus Christ is to
return to this earth (Acts 1:11; 3:19), to raise from the dead and
give eternal life to those who have lived in accordance with his
teaching (Matthew 19:28-29); they ridicule the doctrine that shows
that God will set up a kingdom upon the earth (Daniel 2:44), over
which Jesus Christ will reign as king (1 Corinthians 15:24;
Zechariah 14:9). In doing so they deny themselves the salvation
that God offers to perishing humanity (John 3:16), and cut
themselves off from any hope in the future.
How clever is man?
The Bible demands faith, however, and in this materialistic age,
when man has probed so many secrets of life, it is popular to mock
at a Bible faith. Man imagines that he has grown beyond it, and
thinks that he has all the answers to life's problems. But how
mistaken is such a view! Man might be clever in a superficial way,
but he has not all the answers. He is clever only to the extent
that God has permitted him to stumble upon discoveries which have
enabled him to use certain elements, the fundamentals about which,
however, he remains ignorant.
Consider electricity, for example.
We are absolutely dependent upon it for the basics of life, yet
the scientist who harnesses it cannot explain what it is, or where
it came from! Consider, further, a marvel of modern times: radio
and video transmission. It is entirely dependent upon elements
that man has discovered, but which he cannot create. No man has
ever made an electron, or the smallest quantity of tungsten, from
which electrodes are made; no man has ever created a scrap of
copper used to form the casing of valves. Thus the radio --
advanced as a triumph of man's ingenuity -- is entirely dependent
upon elements he never made, but found! Who put them there in the
first place? Who, but God!
Now, consider yourself. Eight hours
out of a day you probably rest on a bed and try to sleep. Why? Why
is sleep so essential? Ask your doctor, and discover that he does
not know! He knows that it is important that you should do so; he
knows that it restores and revives the whole of the human frame,
and that it is as important as food. But your doctor does not know
why the human body must sleep! With all his professed knowledge,
man is very limited.
The word "miracle," is frequently
used today to describe what man does, but it is an unpopular word
to use in association with the Bible. The massive jet plane flying
overhead is a "miracle," but a loud laugh goes up when we refer to
the miracles of the Bible.
The Evil of
With the foregoing in mind, carefully consider the theory of
evolution. It claims that "life" came into existence by mere
chance; that its complex, harmonious and diverse forms which are
seen on every hand, developed out of slime; that it just happened
without direction or purpose; that it all came into being by blind
accident; that it is merely remarkable luck that we have hands,
feet, head, and eyes!
Now such a theory is incredulous. I
look at a watch. I observe all the intricate mechanism. I know
that there is design and purpose in it all, though (not being
mechanically minded!) I do not understand the functions of all the
little pieces of machinery. But the science of evolution would
teach me that the watch manufactured itself; that it evolved all
the little springs because it wanted to tell the time for some
reason it did not know itself, and therefore, by forces working
outside of itself, and a desire from within, it ultimately became
My little bit of sarcasm is not
far-fetched, as every scientist will know. It is the principle
upon which the theory is based. How did life come into existence?
One man told me that in some remote past, mighty primeval waves
beat upon the shores, and life was created! But who caused the
mighty waves to beat upon the shore? He did not know. And the
whole of his theory, to my mind, moved out of the range of miracle
into the realm of magic! Blind chance waved its magic wand, and
life was created!
But then another scientist told me
that the first one was wrong! And, as I searched into this matter,
I found so many mistakes that scientists had made, particularly in
relation to this theory of evolution, so many involved and
contradictory theories, all cancelling out what the other taught,
that I was pleased to get back to my Bible, with its sound, clear,
and plain teaching: "In the beginning God created the heaven
and the earth" (Genesis 1:1).
But what you need to bear in mind
is that these God-defying theories are taught to children in the
schools, indoctrinating them with principles that encourage them
to treat God's Word with disrespect, and induce in them a spirit
that can lead to delinquency.
The greatest heritage any parents
can give their children is a respect for God, and an education in
Has man penetrated
The telescope reveals our earth as a very small, insignificant
speck floating in unlimited space. When you look into the sky, you
are facing infinity! What is beyond space? And what is beyond
that? So, as we think upon the problem, there is borne home to us
that there is something greater that mortal man, and we only have
to gaze into the heavens to be brought face to face with the
Our nearest neighbour (excluding
the moon, earth's satellite) is the planet Venus, which is
39,000,000 kilometres away when at its nearest point. With Venus,
and other planets, we revolve around the sun which is 150,000,000
The sun is the centre of a little
system of its own, called the solar system, and the nearest star
to the solar system (and itself the centre of its own system, for
every star is a sun in its own right) is Alpha Centauri,
some 42 million million kilometres away.
The solar system is a very small
dot in the vast Milky Way, which we see on a night spread
across the sky. Every point of light seen (excluding the few
planets associated with the sun) is a mighty sun controlling its
own vast system like our sun. Train a telescope upon the heavens,
and for every dot of light you see with the naked eye, you will
see another thousand! The larger the telescope that man produces,
the more he realizes that there is no limit to discoveries! He is
face to face with the Infinite.
Yet it is all governed by
marvellous precision and order, more meticulous and exact that the
best watch that man has ever made.
Did "Lady Luck" cause all this to
happen? Did blind chance create remarkable order? To pose the
question is to answer it!
So tremendous is the vault of
heaven, that ordinary measurements are inadequate, and man has
adopted another unit called light year. Light travels at the rate
of 300,000 kilometres per second. Multiply that by 60 for the
distance in a minute, again by 60 for the distance in an hour,
again by 24 for the distance in a day, and finally by 365 for the
distance covered in a year, and the total of nearly ten million
million kilometres is the enormous yardstick, our nearest
star-neighbour Alpha Centauri) is four and one-third light
years distant from the earth! In other words, if the rockets that
landed on the moon were directed to our nearest star, they
would take 5,000 years to reach it! And long before that, I should
think, those who launched it would have lost interest in the
Yet scientists glibly speak of
"man's conquest of space"!
How puny is man in comparison with
creation about him. God could well say to Job: "Canst thou
guide Arcturus with his sons?" (Job 38:32).
Astronomers have ascertained that
this giant of the sky, at least a million times larger than our
own sun (and the sun is over a million times larger than the
earth), flies through space with its retinue of worlds, or "sons,"
at the rate of more than fourteen hundred thousand kilometres an
hour! Surely only Omnipotent power can "guide Arcturus with
his sons" on their furious race through space. How true
are the words of the Psalmist: "When I consider Thy heavens,
the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou hast
ordained, what is man, that Thou art mindful of him?"
Yet God, in His infinite mercy, has
bridged these mighty distances, and has revealed Himself as a
Father unto humanity, that He might save some for His glory (see
When pygmies look
When man gazes into the heavens, he sees something of the glory
and wonder of the Creator. The Bible describes God as
"hanging the world upon nothing" (Job 26:7), and speaks of
the "circle of the earth" (Isaiah 40:2). Have you
ever thought of the weight of the globe which is computed at
6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tonnes, and considered the mighty
power of God who projected it into space at a speed of 29.7
kilometres per second and continues to hold it in position by His
mysterious force of gravity? This speed makes the fastest, most
powerful jet-plane seem stationary! Have you ever pondered the
mystery of those mighty heavenly bodies all hurtling through space
at tremendous speeds; and yet all subject to such laws of
precision that astronomers can predict their position in relation
to the earth to the minute?
Is this mighty power and marvellous
precision an evidence of Creation or Chance?
Immense as is the earth, it is
small in comparison with the sun. Because of its vast distance
from us, the sun, when viewed through coloured glass, appears as a
small red disc; but actually, its diameter is approximately one
and a half million kilometres.
The sun is nature's hearth, for
terrestrial life depends upon its rays. Nothing is more
interesting than the wanderings of a ray of light. First there is
its long journey through space at the speed of 300,000 kilometres
per second. It reaches the earth and caresses the fields. Every
blade of grass seizes it with delight, and solar heat becomes
imprisoned in its frail organism. The beasts of the field are
allured by the fine green tufts of grass, and thus the sun's rays
enter into their bodies and become transformed into milk, flesh or
wool, finally ending upon our tables in the form of food, or upon
our backs in the form of clothing! We can admire with gratitude
the magnificent sun which provides in its rays the means of life
for man, and can respond to the wisdom of God by giving thanks for
His wonderful and beneficent creation; and at the same time, leave
the evolutionist to his slime (see 2 Peter 2:22)!
The sun, with its health-giving
rays, and its power to dispel darkness, is a fitting symbol for
the Lord Jesus Christ who proclaimed himself to be "the
Light of the World" (John 8:12), and who will not only
give life to those who come under his beneficent influence, but
will ultimately destroy the spiritual darkness and superstition
that holds mankind encased in gloom (Isaiah 60:1-2). Concerning
his coming reign on earth, the Psalmist declared: "His name
shall continue as long as the sun, and men shall be blessed in
him; all nations shall call him blessed" (Psalm 72:17).
As we look towards the heavens, and
view the mighty forces that God has projected into space, we see
the tokens of His power, tokens which illustrate His ability to
execute His great purpose in the earth: "The God of heaven
shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, and the
kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in
pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for
ever" (Daniel 2:44).
To accomplish this purpose, God
will send Jesus Christ back to this earth (Revelation 1:7).
Symbols in the sky
The great fires of the sun never go out. They burn with a surface
heat of six to seven thousand degrees, whilst the internal
temperature is considered to be approximately 50 million degrees.
Of this output energy, the earth receives but a minute part. If
the earth was any closer to the sun, the heat of the latter would
destroy us. If it were as close to the sun as the moon is to the
earth, the earth would disintegrate! But God's wisdom arranged
that the earth should be positioned where it is in order that it
should sustain life (Isaiah 45:18).
The greatest works of man are puny
compared to those of God. Supposing a fog existed over Sydney
Harbour (Australia) 90 metres deep, the amount of air to be
dissipated would be more than five million tonnes. Man cannot
devise means to disperse it; yet the sun, the great dispeller of
gloom and darkness, can accomplish the work within an hour, and
this is but a fraction of fog to be shifted during each
Many an astronomer has extolled the
glory of the sun. Its surface is called the Photosphere,
because it gives out the light which illuminates the earth. Under
normal circumstances, it seems to have a smooth surface but,
actually, it has large waves upon it, so that it has been
described as a great ocean of fire. Sun spots appear on the
photosphere which are really great fiery storms, during which
tremendous hydrogen flames are cast out, reaching over 300,000
kilometres. Near the edge of some of the spots are bright ridges
called faculae, which form the most brilliant part of the
sun, and are sometimes 65,000 kms in length and 6,500 kms in
breadth. Outside the photosphere is the reversing layer consisting
of cooler gases. Above this is the Chromosphere, or color
sphere, so called because of its rose tint appearance. It extends
to a depth of 6,500 kms. Beyond this is the marvellous white glory
of the Corona. It is a kind of rarefied atmosphere out of
which emerges long, slender, luminous filaments called streamers.
Some have extended to a distance of sixteen million kms in length.
They were seen at the time of total eclipse in 1878.
The Bible likens the sun to a great
fiery brazier of unparalleled strength and splendour, whose
fertilising rays bring life to the world. In Psalm 19, David
likened the sun to an army general surrounded by his troops who do
his summons; or to a bridegroom appearing with glory and
splendour, before the assembled gathering. The sun's great heat,
light and strength, reminded David of a strong man running a race,
and he saw it as a symbol of earth's coming king, the Christ in
whom his hopes were centred. David was a "man after God's own
heart," to whom God made promises of eternal import (see 2 Samuel
7:12,13; Isaiah 55:7), and he loved to contemplate the omnipotence
and omniscience of the Creator as revealed in His works. He
declared: "The works of God are great, sought out of all
them that take delight therein" (Psalms 111:2).
The glory, strength, fiery heat,
revealing light, dominating power, and life-giving properties of
the sun are used as symbols of the Lord Jesus. He is represented
as coming to the earth "as the great Sun of righteousness
with healing in his beams" (Malachi 4:2). His glory will
commence a new epoch, a "new day" for the earth, when he shall
shine in the political heavens as King of kings (2 Samuel 23:4).
His rays of spiritual light will disperse the gloom and evil of
this Gentile night and irradiate the world with divine Truth
(Isaiah 60:1-3). He will come as a bridegroom to his waiting bride
(Revelation 19:7), and she comprises all those who have earnestly
sought to live in accordance with his precepts in anticipation of
his coming, and, joined to him in immortality they will live and
reign upon the earth in glorious unity (Revelation 5:9-10; John
17:20-21). Christ will be "a strong man to run a race"
(Psalm 19:5), for he will cast down all opposing kings and rule
over the earth in righteousness (Daniel 7:27). Then shall all men
praise him, for the nation and kingdom that will not serve
him shall perish" (Isaiah 60:12). In the effulgence of his
spiritual light and understanding there shall be dispelled the fog
and "gross darkness" that encompasses mankind today,
and by his revelation of divine Truth men will be forced to
exclaim: "Surely our fathers (spiritual, political
and scientific!) have inherited lies, vanity, and things
wherein there is no profit" (Jeremiah 16:19).
caught in a Fly-Trap!
Simply put, evolution can be defined as the developing of new and
complex forms of life, from simpler forms by natural processes
rather than specific creation. God is thus replaced by Nature; and
evolutionists claim that all the amazing diversities of life on
the earth do not speak of His wonderful creative Power, but of the
remarkable vicissitudes of chance!
To see how absurd this teaching is,
examine carefully God's handiwork in the insect-devouring
"Venus Fly Trap," found in North Carolina, USA, and consider
whether this is an evidence of wonderful design at the hand of an
intelligent Creator, or of blind chance working through amazing
| A --
B -- plant
C,D,E -- trap in action.
1. Leaves of basal rosette each with terminal trap.
3. Fly on leaf.
4. Contact hairs that set off trap: closing
5. Teeth that close the trap.
From the accompanying drawings,
identify the different parts of the flower, and consider how the
trap works. The leaves (see sketch B1) of this plant lie in
a "rosette" flat on the ground. Each leaf ends in a leaf-blade
that looks and acts like a steel trap. The two halves of the trap,
hinged in the middle, are attractive on top, being colored pink,
red or green, and having the lure of flowers. But there are three
little "triggers" (sensitive hairs -- see sketch C4) on the
upper inner surface of each side of the trap, making a total of
six "triggers" for each trap.
Insects land on these traps and
walk around in search of nectar. When an insect disturbs the
sensitive hairs on the trap, it will instantly snap shut, with
tooth-edges meshing and preventing escape (see sketch E).
These six sensitive hairs even distinguish between a living and a
dead object, for the leaf-trap will not close unless two hairs are
touched in succession, or the same hair twice. Small sticks
or pebbles will leave the trap undisturbed!
Once shut, however, the trap
gradually pinches tighter and tighter, squeezing its prey against
the digestive glands on the inner surfaces of the trap. These
traps are strong enough to crush soft bodies, while the glands
secrete an acid that can digest any insect caught.
The glands are able to give a
continual supply of acid for a week once a victim has been
ensnared. When the trap closes, functions are set in motion which
virtually turn it into a "stomach."
This plant, with its many traps, is
designed to work in unison with co-operative sequence. This is
obviously the rational design of an intelligent Creator.
Consider again the various parts of
the trap, two leaves, the hinges, the toothed edges, the "trigger"
hairs, the digestive glands, the copious acid secretion at the
right time. How could random chance, without intelligent design,
produce such an organization? It is impossible. The theory of
evolution is revealed to be absurd in attempting to show how the
Venus Fly Trap evolved. In fact, in trying to do so, the
evolutionist is himself caught in a fly trap!
Consider the alternative. The parts
of the trap either "evolved" one after the other over millions of
years -- or God created the plant! The evolutionist claims that it
took millions of years for the trap to evolve, but, until the
whole plant is completely formed, it won't work! In other words,
for millions of years the plant has been evolving a trap that
won't work! Fortunately, the plant has no brains, otherwise it
surely would have destroyed itself in sheer frustration! But
though it lacks brains, apparently, according to the evolutionist,
it went on busily evolving away over millions of years, attempting
the impossible, trying to make an incomplete trap work until,
supposedly at one stage, a particularly bright plant, by
superhuman effort (we won't use the word "miracle"), suddenly
thought out (without brains, mind you) what was required and
proceeded to grow it!
Please excuse the sarcasm in our
description, but how else can evolution account for this amazing
plant! There is only one way that plant could come into being: by
Look at it again. Notice that the
flower is separate from the trap which is situated at the end of
the leaf. Any variations in the shape of leaves are not handed on
to its offspring, unless they are transferred to the seeds. Can
the flower do this itself? Of course not! The alternative is for
the evolutionist to "suppose" that somehow evolution takes place
inside the seed itself.
Now consider what these so-called
scientists are asking you to believe. They ask you to accept that
the intricate insect trap, with all its functions is the result of
"changes" inside the microscopic cell from which the seed is
developed, and that during this evolutionary period these changes
were useless (for the trap would not work), and therefore they
were "evolved" for no apparent reason!
The cell, itself, is made up of
many complex parts and substances, the most intriguing being the
chromosomes and genes. The former are the tiny ribbons of proteins
and nucleic acids that dictate growth and heredity, thus
determining the shape and function of the whole plant.
What possible "natural forces"
could work in a cell, whose fluid interest is in an almost
continual state of upheaval, in order to influence those tiny
ribbons of protein, so that when the cell reproduces itself
millions of times, a "Venus Fly Trap" is formed on the edges of
each leaf to catch insects and any other small creatures around?
Obviously, the theory of evolution
dispenses with reason and truth, and substitutes absurdity; but
what is more serious, it dispenses with the need of a Creator in
the marvellous living things around us, seeking to explain all
existence as the result of "natural causes."
But, it may be objected, do not
differences in environment bring about changes in persons? Does
not interbreeding produce better animals? That may be so, but it
cannot change a sheep into a horse, and that, virtually, is what
evolution claims. Leave the well bred animal to itself, and what
will happen? Every breeder knows; it will revert back to type.
The Marvel of Man
The human body is a wonderful and intricate piece of living
mechanism. The heart, the blood-stream, the lungs, and so forth,
are all working hard and constantly to maintain life in being, and
yet so wonderfully is this done, that we are unconscious of it all
until some disarrangement or accident causes us to heed it.
Is all this the result of chance
working away in a pool of slime? The Bible teaches that man was
made for the glory of God, and was given the intellect to reflect
His glory. Unfortunately, that same intellect is so often
prostituted to the cause of folly and stupidity.
As an example of the marvellous
mechanism of the body, consider the wonder of light as taken into
the body through the eye. Science says that light is a series of
wave movements in the ether initiated by luminous bodies such as
the sun, and which vibrate up and down at right angles to the
direction of light. Light is made up of a combination of various
waves, the colors of which are shown in the rainbow when the light
of the sun is reflected in falling rain. These waves vary in size
according to the particular color or shade but they average
approximately 0.00042 of a millimetre in size.
We appreciate the beauty of light
and color through the sight of the eyes, and that is possible
because of the delicate membrane of the retina, which is an
expansion of the fibres of the optic nerve, spread out at the back
part of the eye. Although only 0.3175 millimetre in thickness, it
is composed of no fewer than ten different layers, each 0.3175
millimetre thick. As light travels at the speed of 300,000
kilometres per second, it is a matter of simple mathematical
computation to determine that when we look at a violet flower
(violet color waves being the shortest), the retina vibrates at
the tremendous rate of 750,000,000,000,000 vibrations per second!
No wonder the Psalmist declared of
the Creator: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made; marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul
knoweth right well" (Psalm 139:14). In the marvel of the
retina of the eye, we have an example of the infinite power of the
Creator, who has thus created a living substance 750 billion times
more delicate than the escapement of a watch. It would take over
22 years for a watch to tick as many times as the retina vibrates
in a second! Yet "the fool hath said" (Psalm 14:1)
that man is a monument to the marvel of chance, not to the
moulding of a divine and intelligent Creator!
Stung by a Bee!
Consider the amazing wax-cells that abound in the beehive. Each
cell is a perfect hexagon which the bee by instinct makes without
mistake. Try to do this yourself! Without ruler, protractor or set
square, endeavour to carefully draw a perfect hexagon. You will
find it impossible! Yet the bee does it! How?
Moreover, each comb contains two
sets of cells, one opening on each side of its faces. The cells of
one side, however, are not exactly opposite to those of the other;
for the middle of each cell abuts against the point where the
walls of the three cells meet on the opposite side, and thus the
partition that separates the cells is greatly strengthened. This
partition is not flat, but consists of three planes which meet
each other at a particular angle, so as to make the centre of the
cell its deepest part.
It has been ascertained by
measurement that the angles formed by bees are 109.28 and 70.32
degrees respectively. By very intricate calculation, it was
determined by the mathematician Konig, that the best angles for
such a purpose should be 109.26 and 70.34. In other words, the
mathematicians and the bees differed only by the small discrepancy
of two minutes of a degree, or 1/10,800th part of a circle, an
infinitesimal space in so small a thing as a bee-cell.
Were the bees by this
minute fraction at fault? Or did the geometricians err? The latter
proved to be the case. MacLaurin, the Scottish mathematician, not
satisfied with this explanation, applied himself to a fresh and
careful investigation of the question. He showed that, owing to a
slight misprint in the logarithmic tables, the result previously
obtained was erroneous to the exact amount of two minutes of a
degree! So the bees were right, and the mathematicians were wrong.
Whence came the knowledge of the
bees? Even Darwin was stung into silence by these little
creatures, saying, "What shall we say concerning the
What, indeed! The special instincts
which cause the bees to make their cells perfect hexagons, the
sparrows to build their nests with straw, the beavers to build a
dam, and the rabbits to burrow in the ground, are all proofs of
the creation of separate species: a silent testimony to the
existence of an infinite Creator working according to intelligent
Reveals God's Wisdom
Unconsciously, the evolutionist gives his witness to the
marvellous prescience and wisdom of God, because the growth and
influence of his theory in these last days is clearly predicted in
God's word. The Bible declares: "Know this first, that there
shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own
lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming?... for this
they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the
heavens were of old, and the earth..." (2 Peter 3:4-5).
Here is a Bible prophecy clearly
stating that in the "last days" men would be "willingly ignorant"
of the facts of creation! The widespread teaching of the
evolutionary theory, in spite of the evidence that can be brought
against it, is a fulfilment of this prediction. Is it not a
remarkable thing, that God should predict the very trend that is
so obvious today? Scripture shows that the theory will be
responsible for the moral declension that would be a feature of
the "last days" prior to Christ's coming to set up his kingdom on
earth, so that the widespread, blind acceptance of this myth of
evolution is a significant "sign of the times."
We need to heed these warning,
prophetic words of the Bible, and refuse to bow down to such a
God-defying doctrine as evolution, which in spite of the claims of
so-called learned men, cannot be proved as true, and remains in
the realm of magical imagination.
Let people consider the wonders of
creation, whether viewed in the heavens above, or upon the earth
beneath, and here will be instantly recognized tokens of glory
that speak of the wisdom of the Creator's hand. Let them closely
study the Bible, and they will be compelled to realize, that in
this wonderful Book, there is found something equally as
marvellous as the intricate patterns of life in its diversity, as
is manifested on all sides.
It is inconceivable that God should
have arranged for creation without purpose, and inasmuch as we see
design and wisdom in the heavens and the earth, in man and in all
creation, so there must be a future purpose for life on this
The Bible reveals that purpose. It
declares: "The whole earth shall be filled with the glory of
the Lord" (Numbers 14:21). It is for that reason that
Jesus Christ is to return; it is for that reason that the Bible
has come into existence: to bring man God's revelation and to call
him to salvation. That Book offers you life eternal upon the earth
at Christ's coming (Romans 2: 6-7; Revelation 22:12; Daniel 7:27).
What can the present offer you? A
life of frustration and difficulty ending in death! But what of
the future? That depends upon what you do with Jesus Christ and
with God! Are you really satisfied with things as they exist on
earth at the present? Are you happy about the future in which
families must grow up? Cannot you discern the growing evil on
every side? The increasing immorality? The tremendous problems
that are already facing humanity?
The Bible has the solution to these
things. For, although people are being subjected to pressure today
that can drive them away from the things of God and the Bible,
wisdom dictates that you show sufficient determination and
independence of mind to resist these influences, and seek that
which can be of inestimable benefit.
The issue is up to you!
-- Logos Publications
(edited by G. Mansfield)