What is the Best Proof of Creation?

It’s not the complexity of a cell. It’s not the incredible ability of the DNA molecule to store vast quantities of information in an incredibly small space. It’s not even the apparent design in so many aspects of our universe and nature.

Evolutionists often will counter these and other “proofs of creation” with a “rescuing device” to explain how these actually “prove evolution.” So the battle between creationists and evolutionists over evidences continues. One might wonder then, is there something more fundamental than arguments based on evidences? Is there something that will make an evolutionist stop dead in his proverbial tracks? The answer is a resounding yes!

Dr. Jason Lisle, in his great book on this subject, The Ultimate Proof of Creation, likens the debate over biblical creationism vs. evolution to a debate about whether or not air exists. He points out that the skeptic of the existence of air must use air in order to argue against the possibility of the existence of air. In a similar way, an evolutionist must rely on certain assumptions based in Biblical creationism to argue against Biblical creationism. These presuppositions have been termed “Preconditions of Intelligibility” – certain fundamental premises necessary to think, reason, and explore the universe.  The evolutionist takes these P. of I. for granted. He assumes that there are laws of logic, that there is uniformity in nature (scientific laws), that there should be a standard for morality, and that his memory and senses are basically reliable.  The evolutionist assumes, and must use these P. of I. in order to argue against the very worldview which is the foundation for the existence of the P. of I. on which he relies to think and argue – the Biblical Creationist Worldview.

Evolutionists and creationists alike assume that our memory and senses are (fairly) reliable. We use the laws of logic (to at least some extent) every day as we think and reason. We assume that certain actions are “right” and others are “wrong.”  Scientists rely on uniformity in nature (scientific laws) in order to perform scientific experiments and calculations.

The difference though is that in the evolutionary worldview, there is no reason for laws of logic or for uniformity in nature (natural laws). If the universe and everything in it is the result of chance, random processes then there is no rational, consistent basis for a moral standard. Nor is there a reason to trust in the reliability of our memory and senses.

The next time you’re tempted to use a sign of “intelligent design” when you argue with your evolutionist friend, instead take the argument to it’s foundation. Ask your friend why he should trust his thinking and reasoning skills if his brain is the product of a cosmic accident.  Ask him how he can trust his senses if his body is only a purposeless and random mix of chemicals.  Ask him why he uses laws of logic (e.g. the law of non-contradiction) if the universe is only the result of a big bang.  Ask your friend why, in the evolutionary worldview, it matters for there to be justice. Ask him why, if we are all just exotic pond scum, it would be wrong for you to murder him.

Then explain that the Biblical creationist worldview gives the basis for the existence of those Preconditions of Intelligibility.  Explain that the Biblical creationist worldview tells us why we have laws of logic, why there is uniformity in nature (scientific laws), what there is a standard for morality – because a God of orderliness, who is never changing, who has established a standard for right and wrong, and who is the author of logic, created the universe and He created us to live for Him.

For a more complete answer to this question, I highly recommend reading Dr. Lisle’s book The Ultimate Proof of Creation, as well as The New Answers Book 2 by Ken Ham, et. al. Chapter 11. These are available over at our resource page.

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