Things Better Left Unsaid (Part 4)

This month we are continuing our mini-series related to arguments that should not be used in defending biblical creation. The larger context of this series once again (for those who may not have read the previous articles) is that while there certainly are a great number of very powerful arguments for the validity of the Genesis creation account, there are some arguments that continue to be used that are either very questionable, misleading or flat-out false. It is important that we do our best in accurately representing Christianity and the Gospel message to a lost world. Scripture tells us that this Gospel message is foolishness to the unsaved (1 Corinthians 1:18) so we know that witnessing is challenging enough, in and of itself. We certainly do not want to compound things by sharing information that is neither scientifically accurate nor biblically sound.

The first example well cover in this issue is related to transitional fossils (aka missing links). Evolution purports that each major type of life form today arose from a slightly simpler type, which itself arose from an even simpler type all the way back to a single-celled organism which came into existence roughly 3.8 billion years ago. The claim is made by many who doubt evolution that since there are no transitional forms (i.e. fossils of creatures on their way from one type of creature into another), evolution has been falsified. The problem with this line of reasoning is that as soon as this claim ...

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