Thomas Jefferson Speaks Out

“My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” Psalm 139:15

“The theory of evolution did not begin with Charles Darwin. The Greek philosophers who chose not to believe that there is a Creator God tried to explain the origin of everything by time and chance. That great Statesman, Thomas Jefferson, lived in the generation before Charles Darwin and had been influenced by the writings of some of the German and the English philosophical writers. Jefferson was at home in six languages, had three earned doctorates and was well versed in the sciences, yet he pointedly rejected the idea of evolution. Jefferson was not a believing Christian, but he wrote in defense of the Creator. Here are some of his words: ‘I hold –without appeal to revelation–that when we take a view of the universe in its parts, general or particular, it is impossible for the human mind not to perceive and feel a conviction of design, consummate skill, and indefinite power in every atom of its composition. It is impossible for the human mind not to believe that there is, in all this, design, cause, and effect, up to an ultimate cause, a Fabricator of all things.’ We might add that the creation testifies abundantly to the Creator, or Fabricator, as Thomas Jefferson calls Him. Moreover, this Creator has a deep love for His creation and especially for you and me, through His Son, Jesus Christ.”