"Evolution of the
Millions of years ago on crumbling
mountainsides of primordial earth, erosion and subsequent
earthquakes caused huge boulders to become loose from where they had
laid still for eons. As the boulders were freed from their
resting places, gravity caused great pieces of rock to roll and
tumble down high mountain sides. As these early boulders
rolled downward rubbing against other rocks they became more rounded
and thus tumbled all the more easily.
This process continued over and over
again. After millions of years of evolutionary changes, once
huge boulders became wheel shapes. Emerging from the primitive
earth's early environment these wheels of rock became more ideally
suited to freely roll the great wild plains. As they continued
their rolling motion, natural selection caused only the most ideally
suited to survive thus becoming the first of a continuing series of
The first fossil evidence of rolling
rocks is clearly seen in the vehicular transportation present in the
Flintstones Period. Though powered by human force and clumsy,
the early adoption of rolling stones for transport is obvious.
There is no question that these primitive vehicles evolved
from the rocks rounded through natural selection.
Over eons of time and endless mutation,
only those most suitable survived displacing the earlier forms as
they became ill suited for the environment. Through natural
selection axels evolved and after millions of years, the internal
combustion engine evolved to more efficiently convey the vehicles.
The existence of the automobile is
certain proof that evolution and natural selection are the only
logical explanation for the existence of life. Pity the poor
and simple minded that find a need to attribute the origin of life
and all natural wonders to a creator/designer. For how much
longer need we suffer these fools?
Excerpted from "The Genesis Flood" by
John C. Whitcomb, Jr., and Henry Morris: The Prophetic Testimony
And this is where the testimony of the Biblical Deluge becomes so
important! For if the Bible record is true, most of the strata could
not have been deposited over long ages of time under uniformitarian
conditions but were laid down in the course of a single year under
catastrophic conditions. The last refuge of the case for
evolution immediately vanishes away, and the record of the rocks
becomes a tremendous witness, not to the operation of a naturalistic
process of Godless development and progress but rather to the
holiness and justice and power of the living God of Creation!
And this is what the Flood was meant to be as far as its testimony
to post-diluvian man is concerned. Jesus Christ pointed back
to the great Flood as a reminder of God's power over the world and
as a foreshadowing of His future great intervention in judgment on a
sinful and rebellious world in the last days (Matthew 24:37-39).
One may refer also to such passages as
Luke 17:26,27, Hebrews 11:7, I Peter 3:20, and II Peter 2:5 for
ample evidence that the New Testament writers regarded the Flood as
a historical event of tremendous testimonial importance to modern
Especially pertinent and incisive is the remarkable passage found in
II Peter 3:3-10 (A.V.), which we quote again, in entirety, because
of its intense relevance to this situation:
Knowing 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 since the fathers fell asleep, all
things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the
heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in
the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with
water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by
the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day
of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is
with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is long suffering to usward, not willing that any
should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the
which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the
elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works
that are therein shall be burned up.
Here again the Flood is used as a type and warning of the great
coming worldwide destruction and judgment when the "day of man" is
over and the "day of the Lord" comes. But the prophet is
envisioning a time when, because of an apparent long delay, the
"promise of his coming" is no longer treated seriously. It is to
become the object of crude scoffing and intellectual ridicule. It
will be obvious to "thinking men" in such a day that a great
supernatural intervention of God in the world, as promised by
Christ, is scientifically out of the question. That would be a
miracle, and miracles contradict natural law!
And how do we know that miracles and divine intervention contradict
natural law? Why, of course, because our experience shows and our
philosophy postulates that "all things continue as they were from
the beginning of the creation"! This is what we call our
"principle of uniformity," which asserts that all things even from
the earliest beginnings can be explained essentially in terms of
present processes and rates. Even the Creation itself is
basically no different from present conditions, since these
processes are believed to have been operating since even the
"beginning of the creation." There is no room for any miracle
or divine intervention in our cosmology; therefore, the concept of a
future coming of Christ in worldwide judgment and purgation is
Or so they say. "For . . . they willingly are ignorant of" two
things! One is a real Creation. The heavens and earth were
established "by the word of God" not by uniformitarian processes!
Second, this first heavens (that is, the atmospheric heavens) and
the first earth perished, being "overflowed with water."
Recognition of these two great events of history would immediately
brand as false the great system of evolutionary pantheism.
These events proclaim as from a mountaintop the fact of a personal
Creator God, vitally and directly concerned with His creation, whose
"longsuffering" will one day be exhausted and who will then bring
this present earth to a fiery end in atomic disintegration!
And as we have seen, the evidence of the reality of these great
events, the Creation and the Deluge, is so powerful and clear that
it is only "willing ignorance" which is blind to it, according to
Thus do the Creation (as attested to not only by Scripture but by
the two great laws of thermodynamics) and the Genesis Flood as
indelibly recorded in human histories and in the rocks of the earth
constitute the paramount scientific negation of all man-centered
philosophy and religion for those who will accept it for what it is.
And, according to the Biblical writer, there is a great and final
personal challenge in this testimony. To the man whose faith
is centered in himself or his particular society, relying upon his
own works for whatever salvation he seeks, the message is one of
"coming to repentance" while there is time, since "God is
long-suffering and not willing that any should perish." "For
God so loved the world, that he save his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life" (John 3:16).
To the Christian the admonition is, as recorded in II Peter 3:11 (A.V.):
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of
persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.
And the final word, as given in the last verses of the chapter, II
Peter 3:17,18: Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things
before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the
wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be
glory both now and forever. Amen.