Dr. Jobe Martin
the conflict between
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art worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and
power: For thou hast created all things, and For thy
pleasure they are and were created (Revelation
book is dedicated to my
Lord Jesus Christ.
God alone be the glory.
Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, But
unto Thy name give glory, For Thy mercy, and for
Thy truth’s sake (Psalm 115:1).
who gave of their time
talents in producing this book
so by God's grace and for His eternal glory,
our sufficiency comes from God
without Him we can do nothing.
book is a condensation and simplification of more than twenty years of studies
that moved me from unquestioning belief in Darwinian evolution to undoubting
trust in the special six-day creation by God as presented in the Biblical
account. It is my conviction that a simple discussion of the major questions in
the creation/evolution controversy is needed for those men and women who have
little or no background in science. Thus, I have attempted to address pertinent
issues as simply as possible—fully recognizing that those who have studied
intensively in specialized areas of science may accuse this book of being too
The book touches on the evolution of a creationist
(me) but emphasizes the inherent
conflicts between evolutionary theory and the Bible. This work is a
compilation of thoughts and writings that God used to change my belief system.
is my conviction that the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are God's
inspired, infallible, inerrant Word. The Bible is to be interpreted in the
normal, historical, grammatical, literal fashion. Yes, the Bible uses figures of
speech, but they are evident when used. The King James Version of the Bible is
quoted throughout because of its universal acceptance.
When I use the term “evolution”
I am referring to the idea that after the earth was formed it took millions of
years to produce organic molecules and then many more millions of years of
evolutionary processes and “survival of the fittest” to produce people (the
those of you who read with extreme concentration, never missing a word or a
thought, please overlook the repetitions. Some of us need repetition so that we
can better understand a concept.
when speaking about origins (Where did I come from?), we are dealing with a
system of faith. It may be faith in eternal God or faith in eternal matter and
energy. This book will attempt to help the reader discern which system of
thought about our beginnings he or she believes. Is it the impersonal, plus
chance, plus billions of years? Or is there an infinite Creator/Designer capable
of creating the universe and all it contains in six 24 hour days?
would encourage parents and young people to start building a personal library of
good creationist literature. Helpful creationist books and organizations have
been included here for your reference. Many high school and college students are
writing reports from a creationist perspective and Professors can appreciate
their excellently documented scholarship even when they disagree with the
personal thanks to all of the courageous authors who have influenced me
and suffered for the sake of righteousness in their endeavors to glorify our
Lord through their writings. The first book that I read on this subject (in
1971) impacted me greatly. It was The
Genesis Flood by Dr. Henry Morris and Dr. John Whitcomb. The second book was
written by Dr. Bolton Davidheizer and is entitled
and the Christian Faith. These two books played a significant role in my
evolution out of evolutionary thinking.
know that apart from God's Spirit working within people's hearts to convict them
of truth, mere human efforts to make an apologetic and change people's minds are
futile. I also believe that the "Battle is the Lord's" (II Chronicles
20:15) and yet He somehow delights to use His saints in the battles—for His
ultimate eternal glory. I humbly bow before my Creator and Savior, the Lord
Jesus Christ, and am trusting Him to use His Word to speak to your heart. He is
faithful (II Tim. 2:13) and His Word is true (John 17:17) and living and
powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). His truth will
MARVELS OF GOD'S CREATION
the end of each chapter a “Marvel of God's Creation” will be inserted to
display the uniqueness of certain creatures in God's creation. Evolutionary
belief is based on the premise that plants and animals don't evolve something
new until it is needed. For example, textbooks talk about fossil turtles and
fossil cockroaches being several hundred million years old. These fossil
creatures look exactly like living turtles and cockroaches look today. So why
have they not changed over millions of years? “They were perfectly suited for
their niche in nature and did not need to change.”
simply cannot explain the origin of the unique animals discussed in this book.
There is no way their existence could have happened apart from special creation.
They would have “died in process” trying to evolve the necessary equipment
and functions to maintain life. Brilliant men have spent lifetimes attempting to
prove creatures evolved. That job has yet to be accomplished!
If you have time to read this
book today, but have not taken
the time to read your Bible, then
you do not have time to
read this book!
Table of Contents
and MARVELS OF GOD'S
1 - The Evolution Of A Creationist
OF GOD'S CREATION #1 The Bombardier Beetle
2 - ...And Then Came Assumptions
OF GOD'S CREATION #2 The Incubator Bird
3 - Has God Been Toppled?
OF GOD'S CREATION #3 The Black And Yellow
4 - "Missing Links" Are Missing
OF GOD'S CREATION #4 The Gecko Lizard And
The Human Ear
5 - Orangutans, Monkeys and Man
OF GOD'S CREATION #5 The Giraffe
6 - The Ten Commandments And The Days Of The Creation Week
OF GOD'S CREATION #6 The Angler Fish
7 - Earth's Pre-Flood Water Canopy
OF GOD'S CREATION #7 The Beaver
8 - The Collapse Of The Water Canopy
OF GOD'S CREATION #8 The Chicken Egg
9 - Do Mutations Produce New Life Forms?
OF GOD'S CREATION #9 The Chuckwalla Lizard
10 - Earth: Young Or Old - Give Me Facts, Not Assumptions
OF GOD'S CREATION #10 The Woodpecker