Hi Sam, ” the origen of Life ? ” Put simply, we have two options :-
1) Is it feasible, that all life came into being by means of an intelligent designer – God ? .
2) That all life came about by – Evolution, that is- by random, undirected, working without plan or purpose, unsupervised , an impersonal natural process, – has this been totally scientifically proven. ?
Did we come from an ape by chance?, or were we ceated by a divine designer?.
In order to evaluate the answer to these two options, first lets consider Darwins Theory of Evolution – that from a simple single “cell” , over billions of years, all of “life” has evolved through mutations, and natural selection. In his studies, Darwin observed changes within species,and he came to the logical conclution that these changes, known as “micro evolution” ( seen and known throughout all various forms of life within species ) , would, over a long period of time, evolve from one species to another species, known as” Macro evolution”. However, he did say, that at present , there is no evidence of transitional forms, ie, there is no seen changes from one species to a different species, no focsle found showing scientific evidence of this. He concluded, that with more research, this will be seen, on the contrary, there is still no evidence.
On the other hand, we have the record of creation in Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In addition, Darwin, with his limited equipment, came to the supposition, that the “cell” was very simple, only consisting of fluid, which evolved from a simple “cell” , into a complex living creature over time. However , Scientists have now discovered how complex a single “cell” is. In this single “cell” we have the DNA, and all that is needed for the total development , re-production , the blue – print for life, everything that is needed , in perfect order and design. This goes totaly against Darwins Theory from a simple form of beginning, to then evolving into a very much more perfect , complex form of life.
Can I intelligently accept Darwins theory, or can I accept that I was created by an intelligent designer , God ?
Another issue, if I came from an “Ape”, where does our sense of “justice” come from ? why are we, as human beings appaled, angry, when someone is abused , or killed, murdered, animals don’t have this sense of injustice !. This was one of C.S Lewis’s questiions he asked in one of his books ” Mere Christianity”. Also, our creativity, our imagination, our sense of respect and love, of sacrifficially going out of our way to help a total stranger that is in great need, these qualities are not found in animals.
What is more feasible to conclude, that we came from animals, or that we were created in the image of God, – Gen 1:27-28 ” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them.” Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every living creature that moves on the ground,” Here we see that we are made in the image of God, to have relationship with,, him and to take care of the earth.
Lastly, in talking about “creation” we are not only including all life on this planet, but the whole of what is seen beyond this planet. the whole universe. As discovered thousands of years ago, the solar system , all the stars , all the planets , including our planet , everthing is balanced and in harmony with each other. From the beginning of time, right up till now, we can count on , times, seaons, everything in the universe is so accurate, precise, synchronize togather, in harmony, with predictable harmony, and order, yet with variety.
Can all this come about about through random chance, or could this have come about through intelligent design, giving evidence of the character of an intelligent designer? as written in the book written by Paul to the Romans, Romans 1:20 ” For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities- (what He’s like) his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen , being understood from what has been made. Also, in Ecclesiastes 3 : 11, written by King Solomon, renouned for his wisdom, ” He ( God ) has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
In the light of the scientific evidence that has not been found or proved, its clear to me that both creation and evolutiion are a faith issue. With the scientific evidence we have, they are simply a collection of sypposition and theories, whereas Creation with all its complexities and variaty, yet harmony and balance, and wholeness of each species, makes far more sense.
Sam , I hope this gives you an idea of my logic & sensible thinking, I dont have your degrees in science , but by still keeping my brains in my head, , its common sense, as some people say. Well my love, thats the way I see it. I’m not just accepting it because someone told me! this conclution is from my thinking, and assesment. Thanks Sam for giving me this opportunity to share my views. Love you my son . love Mum xxxxxxxx