Impossible Theology:
The Christian Evolutionist Dilemma

Impossible Theology

Author: Mike Gascoigne
Publisher: Anno Mundi Books
Format: Paperback, 5½" x 8½", 224pp.
ISBN: 0-9543922-1-3

Cover image from Answers in Genesis. Used by permission.

Summary

If there were millions of years of evolution, before the creation of Adam and Eve, what does the Bible mean when it says they would die as a consequence of eating the forbidden fruit? If they were already mortal, they would die anyway. How can we say that Christ gives us eternal life, and we will rise to immortality, if we were never immortal in the first place?

This book attempts to restore the true Gospel, which teaches that Adam and Eve were created immortal, and the complete work of Christ is that we should live with him forever in a world where the pre-fall conditions have been fully restored.

The theological arguments are supplemented with scientific appendices, giving compelling evidence that the world in which we live has been created. Since the book is a mixture of science and theology, it is likely to be read by people of varying technical ability. There is a non-technical abstract of the thermodynamics section, for the benefit of those who do not wish to follow the complete discussion, which includes some mathematics. It was considered necessary to take a rigorous approach to thermodynamics, including some mathematics, because it shows beyond doubt that things are going downwards, not upwards. The other scientific sections, on chemical evolution and cosmology, do not contain any maths.

The section on philosophy shows that life did indeed come from water, but not in the way that evolutionists suppose. It emerged into the post-deluvian world, through the waters of the Flood, and this is borne out by Egyptian and Greek mythology.

Table of Contents

Preface

1

Acknowledgements

4

Chapter 1 - The Real Gospel

5

Life and Death

6

Nephesh Life

12

Lower Life Forms

14

Physical and Spiritual Death

16

Physical and Spiritual Life

20

Adam's Lost Reward

24

Recovery from the Fall

25

The Jewish Wedding Customs

26

The Protevangelic Prophecy

30

The Sacrificial System

34

The Messiah

36

The Resurrection Body

37

The Church Age

45

The Church in Transition

48

Interpretation of Prophecy

50

Return of the Messiah

51

All Together in the End

6

Summary of the Real Gospel

65

Chapter 2 - The Pseudo-Gospel

68

Death Before Sin

69

Sinning that Grace May Abound

71

Tidying Up the Bible

74

The Pseudo-Gospel in Practice

78

Coming Out of the Pseudo-Gospel

80

Throwing Away the Baggage

81

Chapter 3 - Keeping the Faith

86

Big-Name Ministries

89

Finding the Real Gospel

96

Activity-Based Church

97

Home-Based Church

100

Home-Based Church in the New Testament

102

The Spiritual Community

103

Appendix 1 - The Philosophy of Evolution

105

The Philosophical Divide

107

Greek Philosophy

109

Appendix 2 - The Impossibility of Chemical Evolution

121

The Stanley Miller Experiment - Life from Electricity?

121

Amino Acids and Proteins

122

DNA and Base Pair Sequences

124

DNA Replication

125

Translating the Code from DNA to Protein

125

Cell Structure

126

RNA Transport Mechanisms

127

Perfect from the Beginning

129

Just By Chance?

130

Appendix 3 - The Laws of Thermodynamics

131

Abstract

133

Thermodynamic Laws and Systems

135

Molecular and Bulk Properties

136

First Law of Thermodynamics

137

Second Law of Thermodynamics

139

Entropy

140

Third Law of Thermodynamics

141

Distribution of Energy

142

Conditions for Spontaneous Change

143

Conversion of Heat into Work

144

Exergy

147

Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes

147

Temperature Dependence of Spontaneity

152

Activation Energy

152

Coupling of Non-Spontaneous Processes

157

Falling Back Down Again

160

Molecules of Life

160

General Disorder

162

Appendix 4 - Cosmology

164

Measurement of the Universe

165

Light in Transit

166

Decrease in the Speed of Light

166

Relativity and Time Dilation

169

Starlight and Time

172

Biblical Basis

173

The Solar System

174

Age of the Earth

175

Appearance of Age

178

Life on Other Planets

179

In the Beginning

183

Appendix 5 - Creation Science Resources

185

Appendix 6 - Creation History

190

Creation History Resources

195

Bibliography

198

Index

203

© Copyright 2004 Mike Gascoigne