The How, Why, and When of Creation by Pastor John MacArthur for Grace to You
If you want to open your Bible you may to Genesis chapter 1. We are finally going to arrive at the section on origins in Genesis 1 and then a little into chapter 2, which is going to be the emphasis of our study in the weeks ahead. The Bible opens with a monumental statement, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” With that statement the Word of God, holy Scripture, affirms the existence of the universe and everything in it as the product of God’s creative act. It’s a very important statement.
This verse, I’ll say it again, affirms the existence of the universe and everything in it as the product of God’s creative act. We are here shown in this verse that evolution, the dominant theory of science, is not true. What exists, exists not because it evolved, but because God created it. In past weeks we’ve tried to show that evolution is not scientific, evolution is not reasonable, evolution is impossible and irrational. We’ve been saying that there’s never been one shred of evidence that matter on any level chemically can or will organize itself all by itself.
Even when energized, let alone organizing itself by itself upward to viable life and continually higher life, and finally reaching human life, there has never been one shred of evidence that matter does that or can do that. It was over 100 years ago that Louis Pasteur proved that spontaneous biogenesis cannot occur. A cell cannot increase its complexity. A cell cannot add information necessary in its DNA or its genetic code to take itself to a higher level. That is impossible; it has never been done; it has never been seen; nothing mutates upward.