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Mar
05
Why There Was No October 5, 1582
Genesis 1:14
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and...
Did you know that there was no October 5, 1582? There wasn't even an October 6 that year. Why? The story begins with the Earth's orbit. A year is exactly 365 days, 5 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds...
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Examining the evidence for Christ's resurrection versus the so-called evidence for evolution

Mark CadwalladerDear Friend of Creation,

A frog turns into a prince quickly – and you have a fairy tale. A frog turns into a prince over millions of years – and you have “science”!? I’ll let you in on a little secret – which many scientists would prefer not to acknowledge. Neither one has the proper backing of evidence – neither the quick frog-becoming-man nor the slow frog-becoming-man.

And what is a proper standard for evidence? It is this: All evidence is fundamentally based on eyewitness observation – whether it be scientific observation during experiment and testing of scientific hypotheses, or eyewitness testimony as in a court of law.

No one has actually observed or witnessed evolution, yet evolution is taught as fact. Attempts to study evolution have failed to observe any real evidence in spite of multiple efforts. Adaptations of living things are always within species groups, not between species groups. And mutations do not improve species or add new genetic information. In countless studies of irradiated fruit fly mutations – conducted since 1909 in hundreds of labs around the world and covering thousands of generations of flies – scientists have verified that mutation is a destructive process, not constructive.

By contrast, the evidence for Christianity is abundant eyewitness testimony. And as we approach Easter – or Resurrection Day – let me remind you that there is very powerful evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, compared with evolution’s total lack of evidence. Numerous people saw the resurrected Christ, and this was recorded by multiple writers in the New Testament in what courts of law describe as “corroborating testimony” – the kind of evidence that wins a case.

“Corroborating testimony” is testimony from independent witnesses about the same events which complement each other by their individual emphases. The details do not contradict each other. This demonstrates there was no collusion between witnesses. It is the kind of evidence which is powerful to decide the truth in a court of law. This is the kind of testimony that the four gospel writers present about Jesus Christ and about His resurrection. And the historical fact is that the disciples were all energized by having seen the resurrected Lord – to the point where they sacrificed greatly and died in the service and proclamation of the gospel.

The writer of Acts sums up the eyewitness testimony of the resurrection this way: “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days…” Acts 1:3a. Or as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:6, “After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present…” Here Paul invites his readers to check the truth of the resurrection by questioning the many eyewitnesses who were still alive.

He could never have done that and gotten away with it – given the power, resources and numbers of his enemies – if it were not true! And by the way, multiple people do not “hallucinate” together at one time.

Think about this: If each of the 500 people were to testify for only six minutes, including cross-examination, you would have an amazing 50 hours of firsthand testimony. Add to this the testimony of the many other eyewitnesses and you would well have the largest and most lopsided trial in history!

The authorities had been left trying to explain how Christ’s tomb became empty when there were trained Roman soldiers stationed to guard it. The official story which the Roman soldiers were bribed to relate – that the disciples stole the body, in spite of their armed guard and the heavy stone rolled down over the entrance – is unbelievable as testimony. If Roman guards fell asleep on the job, they would lose their lives. And even if the entire unit did fall asleep, the crowd, the effort and the noise it would have taken to move an enormous boulder (estimated to be 3,000-4,000 lbs) would have awakened them.

The fact is that the tomb became empty – and this is eyewitness testimony unrefuted even by the enemies of Jesus and reported outside the Bible by such secular historians as Josephus. The proclamation of the resurrection could not have been maintained for a single day in the Jerusalem area following that first Easter Sunday if the emptiness of the tomb had not been established as a fact for all concerned – because people could simply walk over to see for themselves!

The Bible contrasts “cunningly devised fables” with the observation of “eyewitnesses” in 2 Peter 1:16: “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”

Evolution is a myth – a cunningly devised fable. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is history – confirmed by eyewitness testimony. Yet the world flips the truth upside down and tries to argue the opposite – that the resurrection is myth and evolution is history! As Christians, we need to understand man’s depth of depravity in trying to twist truth into a lie and lies into the truth. It goes on all around us, as you know all too well! Oh, God help us all! For we do need redemption and revival!

Won’t you please join me in ongoing prayer for revival in Christendom! We need you as prayer partners. The Bible is true and is to be believed. And when people dismiss parts of it, especially biblical origins, they diminish its power to convey the truth. And the truth is that Christ died for us and that we are identified with Him in both His death and His resurrection. It is our great hope and calling!

In the power of His resurrection,

Mark Cadwallader, Board Chairman

Evolution’s Achilles’ HeelsP.S. Every so often a new biblical creation product comes out that blows me away! That’s why I am so excited to tell you about Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels. It’s one of those rare DVDs that absolutely demolishes the very pillars of evolutionary naturalism,  the belief system that underpins our secular culture. The 96-minute DVD includes interviews with 15 Ph.D. scientists along with visually stunning animations and dramatic footage … and that doesn’t even include the bonus features! The DVD also includes a clear presentation of the gospel, making it an unbelievably powerful outreach tool! I’ll rush this DVD to you for a donation of $45 or more to our ministry.

Evidence for a Young WorldFor a donation of any amount, I will send you the 32-page booklet Evidence for a Young World by creationist Dr. Russell Humphreys. The booklet convincingly presents 16 natural phenomena that conflict with the evolutionary notion that the universe is billions of years old. It’s also filled with photos and artwork, plus four full pages of footnotes and references for further study. And like the DVD, it includes a clear presentation of the gospel.

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