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"Evolution of the Automobile"

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 mutations. 

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 of Scripture:

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 man!

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 merely naive!

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 Scripture!

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.
 


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