Why Sex is the Best Argument For Creation
…and Against Evolution
by Thomas Purifoy Jr.
Kurt Wise once observed that most people don’t realize how many powerful arguments there are for Biblical creation.
He thought this might be because Christians have grown accustomed to responding to evolutionary arguments on naturalistic grounds. But he said this wasn’t the best approach.
Instead, Christians should start with ‘high ground’ arguments that are readily available by looking at the creation. These are things we regularly experience, but for which evolutionary models don’t have reasonable explanations. In his book Devotional Biology, he lists a number of them: beauty, biological systems, spiritual life, diversity, mutualism, DNA, and many more.
There is one argument, however, that I think is easily the best: sex.
The Power to Make Everyone Pay Attention
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak to four classes of high school Biology and Anatomy students. It was Homecoming that week so the teenagers were understandably restless and distracted.
I briefly discussed our documentary Is Genesis History?, then asked them a question: what was the best argument for creation and against evolution?
Most shrugged their shoulders. Some shifted in their seats and looked around the room.
No one answered, so I said, “Sex.”
You could have heard a pin drop. Over 40 teenagers froze and stared at me. As I began to obliquely discuss aspects of anatomy and biology in light of creation and evolution, they listened intently. This was completely new territory. Not surprisingly, the exact same reaction happened in all four classes.
That is the power of sex. God made it to be one of the most important parts of His creation. People are designed to respond to it in a very specific way.
We creationists should not forget that.
After all, Moses talks about sex in Genesis 2: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Jesus talks about it when He is asked about divorce. Paul talks about it when he’s explaining our relationship to God.
If we are arguing about creation and evolution, we should talk about sex…
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