Creation evidence that is not fabricated is difficult to find, if what you mean is evidence against evolution. I would not have written a web site called Proof of Evolution if I could have found good evidence for a young earth or against evolution.
I believe, however, that the earth and mankind was created. I believe in a Creator, and I believe that Jesus Christ is his Son.
Nonetheless, the creation testifies that it evolved over time.
This page addresses the more important creation evidence that I have run across or heard about from readers of this web site. It provides links to pages discussing each of them.
This page is in sections.
I have to point out here that much of the creation evidence you'll read below is not really evidence. It's misrepresentations, misinterpretations, and fabrications. One of the primary things that drove me away from a young earth perspective was just how much young earth creationists were forced to lean on dishonesty to defend their position.
You can also present your own creation evidence below. Be advised I will only approve a real argument, with reasons you believe it and some indication that you've researched enough to think the evidence is real.
I do not like the term creationist because it is generally understood to include only those who deny evolution. I'm a committed Christian, a leader and teacher in a Christian community, and a part-time missionary. I not only believe in God, but I believe he created the universe and all things in it.
I also believe that God wants us to be honest people who love truth. One way, among myriads, that we learn truth is from the creation.
Even God tells us that. A couple of my favorite passages are:
Thus, it is okay to believe what nature teaches us. My other site is a Christian history site. One of the things I always found amazing about the earliest Christians in the apostles' churches, once I found out that many of their writings are available, was the way they looked at nature to learn about God.
For example, to those early Christians each new day and each new spring were a testimony from God that the resurrection of the body was true. The fact that we are the only creatures that live with an upturned face, so that we can behold the heavens, was a testimony that we were to learn from heaven and acknowledge God.
Today, though, Christians are frightened of nature because it testifies so clearly that we evolved over a great period of time; however, this makes our creation more glorious, not less!
It's okay to believe God's testimony in nature! That's what those verses above tell us!
Unfortunately, this page will have to address the evidence that Christians produce for a young earth and against evolution, even though it's a pet peeve of mine that only those who don't believe in evolution are called creationists.
Nonetheless, that's what people mean by "creation evidence," so now that I've complained thoroughly about the definition, I'll give into it for the sake of communication.
Creation evidence comes in two forms:
Note here that creation evidence and evidence for Intelligent Design may overlap, but they are not the same thing. Intelligent Design theory acknowledges evolution as possible. ID proponents are simply trying to establish that the intervention of God is required for it to happen.
The ultimate evidence for creation, in my opinion, is Christians.
In the 19th century, "many thought that Christianity was disappearing into the past" (Justo Gonzalez, Church History: An Essential Guide, p. 86). Instead, "it was precisely during this period tha the Christian faith achieved such a wide geographic expansion that for the first time it became truly universal" (ibid.).
I would argue that there is only one reason that Christianity didn't disappear into the past then and isn't disappearing into the past now. Many people, myself included, continue to have surprising, life-changing encounters with Jesus Christ.
You can argue intellectually against Jesus and against his Gospel all that you want. When you encounter him, however, all your arguments are over. He converts everyone, even atheists.
Christianity would never last based on mere intellectual arguments. Christianity is divided, there are many counterfeits, and those counterfeits and offshoots have been guilty of incredible evils throughout the last 1700 years. Despite these terrible strikes against it, the faith of Jesus Christ continues to persist, and great deliverance from addictions, unhappiness, and worldliness are worked by the Spirit of God.
This happens because Jesus Christ is real and because the true Gospel, when believed, really endows people with the Spirit of the living God.
When it comes to debating against science, history says that in the long run Christians always lose. On an intellectual level, Christianity really would disappear into the past.
It doesn't disappear because Jesus is really the Son of God, and he keeps transforming people.
It is impossible to cover every creation argument that's ever been presented even in a book, much less on a web page. I am confident, however, that we can cover enough to give you a good clear picture of the answers to the above questions.
Unfortunately, most creation evidence is based on purposeful lack of research or dishonesty. That may seem harsh, but if you read through these you'll see that it's true.
Most of these are "pot shots," not an actual extensive case being made. There's always a new attack on evolutionary theory being made, and over time, these prove again and again not to be accurate.
These arguments are the worst of all for Christians. The statement that science, in general, is leading us astray, on purporse or in blindness because of opposition to God, is slander if it's not true ... and it's not true. We Christians repeat this slander often based on nothing but our wish that evolution were not true, and thus defame the name of Christ by our behavior.
There are a lot of other creation stories besides the Christian one. There are other religions claiming other gods as creators.
Thus, all of us who argue for a Creator, whether he created through evolution or by divine fiat, have to lean on the lives of Christians and the power of the Gospel as evidence our God exists. We destroy that one and only effective testimony when we embrace dishonesty and ignorance in an attempt to defend God through science.
God, my brothers and sisters, can and does defend himself.
All Bible verses are taken from the King James Version and updated for language and grammar.
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