The majority of the following pieces were written in the last twenty years, though a few were written about ten years earlier.
For present purposes a few amendments have been made, but the chapters are substantially the same as originally written. Some remarks may now appear somewhat dated, such as the reference to conditions in Albania. This has been deliberately left in place (see page 99).
Because of the length of time involved there are probably some inconsistencies in the use of capital letters. Generally these have been used for God and personal pronouns referring to Him.
Although the book has been divided into two parts, there is no rigid distinction. Nature and the Bible are referred to in both parts, though the Bible is more prominent in the first part and Nature in the second.
The evolutionist does not admit that intelligence was involved in the creation of the
Cosmos: he assumes everything came into existence by mechanistic processes.
The creationist is liable to give the impression that he believes everything
came to be by a sort of magic: that God just said a few words and the
Cosmos came to be without any real work being involved.
However, Scripture teaches that wisdom, understanding and knowledge
were involved in the creation of the heavens and the earth (Proverbs 3:19/20) and that work was done (e.g. Psalm 19:1).
Read on for detailed consideration of the whole matter.