The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
—Proverbs 1:7

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
—Psalm 14:1

Evolution is a silly myth for fools. There, I said it.

I really hesitated as to whether or not to write this article for fear as to how it would come across as arrogant and uninformed. Unscientific. But that is the whole problem. As long as the Theory of Evolution is being taught as science, Christianity and the history recorded in Genesis will remain side-lined in our cultural consciousness as being a silly myth for fools, when really, the reverse is true.

Evolution is not science. Science has to do with repeatable and observable data. Evolution has to do with millions of unobservable years. It is less scientific than even archaeology where you might still have written records to help you interpret your pottery shards, and still you take some of those reconstructed stories with a large pinch of salt.

Oh, but you may say, we can observe mutations in species today. Right, but no one ever denied that, and that doesn’t mean that new genetic information has accumulated over millions of years. And how would you know it did? What we do not observe are animals (or fossils) that are transitioning between species. There are no 80%-human-20%-chimpanzee walking around, although some people do act like that. Unless these scientists want to tell us that we all evolved at the same rate and agreed to settle happily and neatly into our current species so that we can pretend Evolution did not happen. That would be quite the conspiracy theory.

The Theory of Evolution also contradicts longstanding, established scientific laws like the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which states that things don’t get more ordered over time by themselves, but only more disordered, and it takes a pre-existing intelligent being to reverse that process, a fact obvious to any person with the most basic observation skills. Even with rational beings, it is still often hard to overcome this law of entropy. My own desk and my children’s room are undeniable evidences of that, but I digress.

Cosmic evolution denies the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy. Nothing comes from nothing. That is not only common sense, that is the very basis of science. If things or energy can just spontaneously come into existence, then no scientific equation could be relied on. To claim that something (not to mention everything) can come from nothing only rarely or only after a very long time is just as nonsensical of a cop-out. It is not science, just slow-motion magic. That a supposedly scientific theory rests upon such an unscientific premise should tell us all we need to know about it—it is a silly myth.

That our schools teach such pseudo-science as though it were true is to prejudice our young minds against religious teachings as though they are what is silly and superstitious. Religious persecution often doesn’t take the form of literal burning stakes, and I’m thankful I’m in no risk of that for writing this. But let us not pretend that there is not a very real spiritual battle for the minds of people as to what is true and what are lies.

If Evolution is true, then all I have written is just the inevitable result of the chemicals reacting in my brain, which in turn are predetermined by the millions of years of random, meaningless chance processes and mutations. It would be silly to try to make sense of it or respond to it. But, of course, your brain chemicals will react the way they are supposed to react too.

But if Evolution is a lie, and the world is created by a wise and powerful God who has also revealed to us that we will be judged for suppressing the truth of his existence and refusing to worship him, then we are in deep trouble. This is not simply about competing ideas. I don’t care if people think I’m stupid. The eternity of souls is at stake. The devil is out to deceive many and has largely succeeded. If Evolution is true, then Christ died for nothing. We cannot simply keep silent about the truth when it is being attacked at its very foundation, in the creation of man in the image and likeness of God. I hate the lie of Evolution. You should too.

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I Hate the Lie of Evolution

Au Yeong Hau Tzeng is a graduate of The Masters University (Santa Clarita, California) and Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and an associate pastor at Pilgrim Covenant Church in Singapore, but also ministers across the border at Johor Bahru Covenant Fellowship in Malaysia.

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