Creation versus evolution
We all have a free choice of what we want to believe. But the truth is still the truth, even if no one believes it. A lie is still a lie even if everyone believes it.
Similarly, Just because we cannot see something does not mean that it is not there.
The argument of creation versus evolution is not just a debate on theories, it is an argument between followers of the Scriptures and the followers of the world. Evolutionary theory is an alternative to creation, as such it undermines the work and Word of the Father, and we know who is trying to undermine this.
Few people realise that there are two forms of change within a species. These forms are very different adaption and evolution.
Adaption is the term used to define survival of the fittest. Breeding of survivors who are the most suitable to the environment that they live in increases the capability of a species, and may bring about change within the species. While adaption improves the capability of a species, it does not on its own create a new species as this would require significant change to genetic coding. Adaption is clearly evident and happens all of the time. Adaption is also called genetic selection or selective breeding. There is ample archaeological evidence that shows us that adaption occurs, we can readily observe over time change within a species.
Evolution is the term used to define a species becoming a new species. The debate of creation versus evolution depends on evolution having occurred as this is the only way that evolutionists can claim that has led to the life forms we have today. Evolutionary theorists believe that sufficient adaption has occurred to generate a genetic sequence that is a new species through a very long process of adaption. The process of adaption is so slow, that evolutionists have to also believe that the earth is sufficiently old enough for that new species to develop, and that is billions of years. Evolutionists believe that the earliest life form started with bacteria, that over billions of years have evolved into life forms with consciousness that we have today.
There is no evidence that adaption creates a new species, however, evolutionary theory depends on new species appearing as without this, evolution is not occurring. If evolution has occurred, some form of an intermediate adapted examples of a new species should be evident to show us that evolution has occurred. There is ample evidence to show us that adaption has occurred, but he fact that there is no evidence for evolution shows without doubt that evolution itself no more than an unproven theory.
There is psychology term called “cognitive bias”. While people like to believe that they are rational and logical, the fact is that people are continually under the influence of cognitive biases. These biases distort thinking, influence beliefs, and sway the decisions and judgments that people make each and every day. Cognitive bias explains why people will believe that an approved theory such as evolution is accepted despite clearly missing evidence. There are a number of different types of cognitive bias, but one that I would like to focus on is “confirmation bias”.
Confirmation bias is the tendency to listen more often to information that confirms our existing beliefs. Through this bias, people tend to favour information that reinforces the things they already think or believe rather than to question if the information they believe is accurate.
Only paying attention to information that confirms beliefs about issues
Choosing news sources that present stories that support your views
Refusing to listen to the opposing side
Not considering all of the facts in a logical and rational manner
Seeking to confirm existing opinions helps limit mental resources we need to use to make decisions. It also helps protect self-esteem by making people feel that their beliefs are accurate.
People on two sides of a debate can listen to the same story and walk away with different interpretations that they feel validates their existing point of view. This is indicative that the confirmation bias is working to "bias" their opinions.
The problem with this is that confirmation bias using misinformation that has been learned, reinforces the learning of more misinformation instead of researching the truth. It is easier to learn new information that agrees with a confirmation bias, than it is to understand the reason why that confirmation bias is wrong. Confirmation bias can lead to inaccurate understanding, poor choices and even the dissemination of inaccurate opinions or teaching.
Our world education system is a good example of confirmation bias where evolutionary theory is taught as being the only alternative to the development of the universe and life as we know it. This is despite the evidence that supports creation and the lack of evidence supporting evolution.
Dating techniques used to support evolutionary theory are flawed but are ignored as it supports a very old earth and hence evolutionary theory – this is cognitive bias. Despite the wealth of archaeological evidence available, it is important to understand that, from the perspective of observational science, no one can prove absolutely how young (or old) the universe is. Only the Father can attest to the age of the universe as he was the only one that saw it.
Educational institutions mandate the teaching of an unproven evolutionary theory to shape people’s minds and prevent them comprehending the truth. They also actively prevent the teaching of creation.
There is only one entity that has an interest in ensuring that you do not find the truth, and that entity’s interest is certainly not in your best interests.
Don’t be misled, question the teaching you have received. What you have been taught biases your understanding and prevents you from understanding both the simplicity of the Fathers salvation plan for mankind, and the integrity of the Fathers word. What you are being taught may lead you further from the Fathers Word every day that you keep your mind closed.
But cognitive biases go deeper within denominations. It explains how individuals within a denomination readily accept the teaching of the denomination even when it contradicts Scripture.
In order for us to understand the Scriptures and the Fathers Salvation Plan, we need to release our own cognitive biases, and allow the Set-Apart Spirit to teach us the Fathers true meaning within His Word.
If you are a believer, but consider that th3e Scriptures support evolution, consider the words of Paul in Romans 1:25
Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible qualities have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, both His everlasting power and Mightiness, for them to be without excuse,
Paul was directly referring to the Father being the creator, as evolution does not require a creator, the Scriptures do not support evolution.