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Many creationists are looking for a “magic bullet” to prove creation is true. The proof, however, is not simply in the evidence.
Many creationists are searching for a “magic bullet”—a proof of creation so powerful that there can be no true rebuttal. But is there such a proof? In our brand-new book The Ultimate Proof of Creation we find that there is!
When many people think of “proof,” they often think of a particular piece of scientific evidence that they believe supports their position. They might be thinking of a particular fossil series or a specific rock or a DNA sequence. The problem with such evidences is that there is always another way to understand them.
An evolutionist looking at a fossil series is thinking in terms of common descent, whereas a creationist is thinking in terms of variation within a kind. An evolutionist looks at the similarities in DNA and concludes that there is a common ancestor. But a creationist, looking at those same similarities, sees evidence that there is a common Creator.
We all have access to the same physical evidence. But creationists and evolutionists interpret that evidence differently because we each have a different view of history. We have two distinctly different views of the world that constrain how we understand the evidence. So, there simply is no “magic bullet” if we are thinking in terms of specific scientific evidences. Nevertheless, there is a proof of creation.
The debate is really a matter of competing worldviews. So, we need to ask, “Which worldview (way of interpreting) is the correct way to understand the evidence?” The Ultimate Proof of Creation demonstrates that it is the Christian worldview alone that makes science and reasoning possible. The methods and procedures of science require a universe that is orderly and logical: a universe that obeys relatively simple mathematical relationships that human beings can understand and use.
But if the universe were really the result of a chance big bang and if the human mind were simply the accidental result of billions of mutations, then there would be no reason to think that the mind could understand the universe. Why should one accident be able to understand another accident? If creation were not true, how would science make sense? So, we do not have to look for a specific scientific evidence to prove the Bible. Rather, the fact that science is possible at all demonstrates that the Christian worldview is true.
Many Christians are under the mistaken impression that critics of the Bible would believe if only they had more evidence of the biblical God.Many Christians are under the mistaken impression that critics of the Bible would believe if only they had more evidence of the biblical God. But this just isn’t so. According to Romans 1:18–20, everyone has an innate knowledge of the God of creation.
The problem is not that people lack evidence; the problem is that they “suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” They deny what they know in their heart of hearts. The key to success in apologetics is not necessarily to give people more evidence, but to expose their suppressed knowledge of God. (Of course, evidence can be used as part of the means by which this is accomplished, as discussed in chapter 6.)
Contrary to popular opinion, you really don’t need to be particularly smart or knowledgeable of science to defend the Christian faith well. The secret of success is to learn to think properly. And that is what The Ultimate Proof of Creation is all about.
This book will train Christians to defend the Bible (emphasizing Genesis) and to logically refute all non-biblical worldviews. Readers will learn how to identify arbitrariness, inconsistency, and logical fallacies in the critic’s position. It is a truly unique book.
The Ultimate Proof of Creation is designed to enhance the reader’s critical thinking skills—to quickly spot and refute errors in the skeptic’s thinking. You will be amazed how easy it is to defend the faith once you learn just a few key procedures. You’ll never see the world the same way after reading this book. And you will be surprised at how easy it is to politely refute arguments by anyone critical of biblical creation—whether it’s a Ph.D. scientist or your obstinate brother-in-law.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.