Man is the apex of God’s creation. To suggest that man evolved from some primeval soup not only borders on the ridiculous, but also is scientifically unexplainable when considering the complexity of the human body.

Several months ago, I made an annual visit to my eye doctor. After checking in, they placed me in one of those holding rooms to wait. The walls were filled with pictures of the human eye and explanations of its abilities. I read where our eyes are called camera-type eyes where the cornea needs light to focus on the retina. The cornea bends these light rays to pass through the pupil so that it can enter the part of the eye called the iris. The crystalline lens then shortens or lengthens its width and focuses it properly. The light rays then pass through the globe of the eyeball and come to a sharp focus point on the retina. The captured light rays are processed into impulses through millions of tiny nerve endings sending light impulses through more than a million nerve fibers to the optic nerve then to the brain. The eye is so sensitive that on a clear moonless night a man standing on a hill can see a candle 50 miles away.

When my doctor opened the door and found me hypnotically reading and studying these charts, he asked, “What are you doing?”

I replied, “I was thinking how impossible it would be for the eye to have evolved.”

Even Charles Darwin, the founder of evolution, wrote in The Origin of Species, “To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”

What holds true for the human eye can be repeated for the many systems of the human body. I read where scientists determined there to be 37 trillion cells (based off organ or cell type) in the human body. If a person could count 10 cells each second, it would take 10,000 years to finish counting. The fact that these trillions of cells can cooperate for decades giving rise to the development and functioning of a human body is amazing. Each cell is a universe in itself.

The systems of our bodies function in a circulatory sense much as the earth. The food we eat is prepared in the stomach for the small intestines where specialized cells in the walls grab onto sugars, amino and fatty acids, vitamins and minerals which are sent into the body nourishing each cell while waste is then transported to be released from the body. We are told that each square inch of human skin consists of 19 million cells, 60 hairs, 90 oil glands, 19 feet of blood vessels, 625 sweat glands, and 19,000 sensory cells.

As a high school and college student, I loved biology, anatomy, geology, botany, zoology and any other study of this miraculous world in which we are allowed to live. I had my share of instructors that taught evolution (some as a theory, others as fact). The deeper I delved into God’s wonderful world, the more preposterous evolution appeared and the thought to repeat the lie longer and louder would make it a fact seemed a blaring insult to true science.

The Scopes Trial took place just across the river in Dayton. At that time, the only theory of origins that was taught was direct creationism. The evolutionists, led by Charles Darwin and the American Civil Liberties Union, went to court to overturn the law.

Darwin said, “It is the height of bigotry to have only one theory of origins taught in our schools.”

Today (in less than 100 years), the bigotry is on the other foot. Liberalism and progressivism, with the aid of the same ACLU, is doing its best to keep one theory of origins taught in our schools because now it’s “evolution.”

I have read the feeble attempts to support this hypothesis.

The evolutionist says, “Millions of years ago there appeared primal germs or seminal spores. Some call them amoebas. From these all living creatures supposedly evolved. The singled cell became a tadpole. The tadpole developed into a pollywog, then into a fish that became a reptile. The reptile developed into a quadruped (an animal having four feet). That animal developed into a baboon and the baboon into a man.”

Is there credible scientific evidence to support this hypothesis? Absolutely none.

When we started the Fairview Christian Academy in the mid 1970s, we struggled to find curriculum that was not tainted by the theory of evolution. In most available textbooks, evolution totally dominated the area of biology, embryology, chemistry, anthropology, and all sorts of similar subjects. Page after page of science books pictured apelike creatures slowly transferring into human beings. You could read that Charles Darwin claimed to have found the Piltdown man in a rock quarry near Piltdown Common in Sussex, England in 1912. This was proven to be a hoax in 1953. Yet, this lie was being printed in many science books.

Even as late as 1992, a picture drawn by Amedee Forestier called the “Nebraska Man” was published in the London news. The man and woman drawn were concocted from a single tooth that turned out to be from a pig. This farce began by a rancher in 1917 sent to Dr. Henry Osborn of Columbia University, who made the claim that the tooth was from the first anthropoid ape of America. To this day, students can view these made up stories as they visit the Smithsonian Museum in our nation’s capitol.

The Psalmist noted that he was fearfully and wonderfully made. The marvel of the human body demands a divine, omniscient Creator. The more we learn of the complexity and function of the human body, the more we recognize God’s handiwork. Neurologists state that nerve impulses travel at 170 miles per hour. Cardiologists explain the heart at 80 beats per minute would beat 115,200 times each day, 42,048,000 times a year, and if you live 80 years would beat 3,363,840,000 times. AMAZING! Our bodies have 60,000 miles of blood vessels. We get a new stomach lining every 3 to 4 days. The surface of a human lung is equal to a tennis court. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. You use 200 muscles to take one step. Three hundred million cells die in the body every minute. Every human spends one-half hour as a single cell. The human body generates enough heat in 30 minutes to bring a half-gallon of water to a boil. And on and on, the miracles continue.

We are truly fearfully and wonderfully made. Libraries could be filled from top to bottom with the factual truths of divine direct creation. The chance that all the functions of the individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity. A hundred, a thousand, or a million articles could be written concerning the miracle of creation; yet, never reveal all of its wonders.

The most godless, when forced to stop and think, must be humbled by a sense of awe and wonder at the truth that by Christ were all things created that are in Heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities or powers: All things were created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things and by Him all things consist (Colossians 1:16-17).

Evolution, in a word, is the attempt of unregenerate men to deny God, their Creator. To admit divine creation would demand accountability to Him. Denying the eternal Creator does not tear one hole in His holy vesture, dilute one drop of honey from His holy hive, nor shorten His march of triumph by one step, or weaken His omnipotence by one pulse beat. These brief thoughts concerning the complexity and function of the human body could be expanded into every aspect of the world around us. Animal and plant life, the smallest insect, sea life, and the birds that fly all have the recognized stamp of the Creator’s hand. The vastness of our solar system and the intricate details of the molecular structure of all matter have, in my lifetime, been examined through telescopes and microscopes.

Evolution is the key element of the godless religion of humanism. It’s theory (and it is only a theory) collapses under its own weight. Proponents invariably leave it when honestly evaluating scientific facts and almost without exception, abandon it at the mouth of the grave as the prospect of meeting the Divine Creator, whom they deny, becomes apparent.

Yes, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Dr. Jack Scallions serves as senior pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Athens.

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