Darwin Agrees with God!

I have proof that Darwin agreed with God – at least in one area. That of the worldwide Flood.  Okay that may be a stretch, but not much of one.

The 1872 edition of Origin of Species says this, “At a period long antecedent to the Cambrian epoch, continents may have existed where oceans are now spread out; and clear and open oceans may have existed where our continents now stand” (362).  How does this agree with God?  This is God’s description for how the Flood waters were dealt with.

I know what you’re thinking.  Genesis doesn’t say this.  You’re right. It is much more specific about how the waters of the Flood got here. Genesis 7:11-12 says, “On that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.”  As for the removal of the Flood waters, all we get is this. Genesis 8:2-5 says, “Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.”

We can’t think of water receding like in a regular flood.  All this water had to go somewhere. I think, and so do some Bible scholars, that Psalm 104:7-9 describes the mechanism whereby God got “rid” of all that water. “At Your rebuke they fled, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away. The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth.”

Darwin agrees with the Bible! What are oceans now were mountains then – and we have no idea how high they were or were not – and what are mountains now were oceans then.

Christians even have a tendency to explain away God’s visible hand in creation. When we see a rainbow, we remember that God said He placed His bow in the heavens a reminder to us that He would never again destroy the earth by water.  But we think, “O that sounds like people up north saying the Great Lakes are Paul Bunyan’s footprints. That’s people making up things to explain physical phenomenon.”

What more could God do? We have all this evidence that our present world was shaped by massive quantities of water, so plain that even Darwin sees it.  But it can’t be evidence of the Biblical Flood. Well, it’s either that or evidence that the world spontaneously flipped flood earth and sea, mountain and valley.  But that works against two other sacrosanct principles of evolution: uniformitarianism and slowness of change.  The processes at work now have always been at work in this way. Over long periods of time they reinforce positive adaptations to the environment and so eventually produce new species. To avoid thinking of a sudden flipping of mountains and valleys, the evolutionist flees to the first person of his trinity.  Father Time. (The other two are Mother Nature and Lady Luck.) Yes, even now the earth and sea are in an ever so slow process of changing places, so slow you just can’t see it happening.

The true evolutionist finds his god in the process itself.  One of their own “prophets,” Richard Dawkins, pronounced this god “blind” (The Blind Watchmaker). The true God agrees with this prophet of Darwinism.

About Paul Harris

Pastor Harris retired from congregational ministry after 40 years in office on 31 December 2023. He is now devoting himself to being a husband, father, and grandfather. He still thinks cenobitic monasticism is overrated and cave dwelling under.
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